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Women’s health in spotlight

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September 09, 2017

More than 120 people attended the lecture, hosted by Shepparton Women's Health Centre at the University of Melbourne's school of rural health.

A number of health issues facing women were tackled during a public information session on Thursday night.

Hosted by Shepparton Women’s Health Centre, the information night was attended by more than 120 people at Melbourne University’s Department of Rural Health.

Centre manager Josie Murdoch was overwhelmed by the response.

‘‘We never expected it to be a full house,’’ she said.

‘‘The other thing I was really overwhelmed with was the people who donated for the goodie bags.’’

Ms Murdoch thanked Pental, Libinski Hairdressers, John Anderson Pharmacy, SPC Factory Sales, Little Lipari, Aesthetic Skincare, Massage Therapy for Women and Gay Giovanetti for their contribution to the event.

The event was sold out a week in advance, with guests looking forward to hearing lectures by Dr Lang Lang Yi, Dr Margreet Stegeman and Carole McGregor on bone health, endometriosis, cervical screening and happiness.

‘‘We did one last year, but we did it at the centre and it was invite-only and we only had 30 guests,’’ Ms Murdoch said.

‘‘So we thought this year we would do something bigger.’’

Community Fund Goulburn Valley acting chief executive Andrea McNab was emcee at the event, with all proceeds from the night going to the fund.

The Soroptimists International of Shepparton supplied supper and were raising money for new machinery for Goulburn Valley Health.

The information night was planned in conjunction with Women’s Health Week, which ran from Monday to yesterday.

Dr Stegeman, who established the Shepparton Women’s Health Centre in 2016, said it was a fantastic turnout and thanked everyone for attending.

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