HeartStart Project

HeartStart is an Award of HSA for health-worker students in Australia to seed-fund travel to a developing country to immerse themselves in a safe resource-poor setting, develop relationships and gather information. From this they may be able to develop a Concept Paper for a project that may transform health outcomes for the host beneficiary group.


The Award Value

The Award is from $500 to $1000 depending on Available Funds


 2016 Recipients of the HeartStart Award

 Matt Durden in Uganda


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Ben Reardon in PNG


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We are interested in projects that involve:

Rural community health clinics, special units in hospitals where patients lack access to such facilities

Training of all kinds of health workers with an emphasis on community health

 Scholarships for Post-graduate training and professional development of healthcare graduates 

The provision of multimedia resources for health education

Community health development in dentistry

Health education of school teachers, students and community leaders