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Medical Mission

PLEASE NOTE: due to the pandemic situation, all travel and missions to Sri Lanka are on hold.

The next Medical Mission will likely cover the following locations:  

Galle · Yala · Batticaloa / Pasikudah · Dambulla · Colombo

Given the joys and successes experienced by all in past trips, we will open our arms to new attendees.  We will be in need of diabetes educators (student-level welcomed), ophthalmologists and optometrists.

All are welcome to inquire as we also need medical generalists and specialists, allied health professionals, non-medical support and translator/interpreters.

Our work will include:

  • Ongoing medical education at tertiary medical centres and regional hospitals in Southern and Central Sri Lanka
  • Resource provision (spectacles, hospital supplies, medication) in regional health services
  • Diabetes education and screening
  • Visits to community health centres, schools and orphanages

 

If you have skills or experience in delivering healthcare, a connection to Sri Lanka or are just keen to get involved in our work, please contact us at admin@auslmat.com.au. 

Please note that volunteers pay their own expenses (airfares, local transport, accommodation and food).

 

AUSLMAT Achieves ATO Charitable Status

AUSLMAT, the Australia Sri Lanka Medical Aid Team, was born out of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.  It was incorporated in 2005, but it wasn’t till 2016 that AUSLMAT was formally registered as a charity with the ACNC (Australian Charities for Not-for-profits Commission), and subsequently included on the ATO’s Deductible Gift Register (DGR).  That means that AUSLMAT can now you issue you with a tax deductible receipt for donations made, and in turn, those donations will be recognised by the ATO when you make a claim as AUSLMAT is on the ATO’s deductible gift register.

Thanks to previous Secretary Michelle and current Treasurer Gordon for leading us to this very important milestone!

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