Hi, my name is Mervyn Fernando and I am the Founding Director of Indigenous Medical Supplies. As a proud Indigenous man, my career began with years of study across a broad range of qualifications. In 2017, I completed my Bachelor of Business with Latrobe University and have since studied a master’s in marketing.
Growing up from a disadvantaged background, I’m all too familiar with the systemic effects of premature deaths in community. In 2012, I lost my father at the age of 50 to heart disease and as a result my family connections slowly dissipated.
In order to help others in the community, I’ve participated in a range of community roles; from working at Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative in Mooroopna, Victoria as a Housing Support Worker and landing a later role as the Rumbalara after-school homework program coordinator. Other community roles included in Shepparton, Victoria; Working at The Academy of Sport health and Education (ASHE) as a careers advisor and facilitating and coordinating exercise classes and youth activity programs out of the Police and Community Youth Club (PCYC) in Taree, NSW.
I know that more needs to be done in educating Indigenous communities and improving their understandings of chronic illnesses and disease. To achieve this, I plan to deliver programs and initiatives that aim to improve Indigenous community health outcomes
Our Core Values
We value all human life and that’s why we strive to deliver safe, quality and affordable medical supplies.
We are committed in making a positive impact on the world.
We work actively with key partners, community, customers and other health industry experts with the common purpose of improving Indigenous health.
We are open and transparent along the supply chain with a primary focus on maintaining strong relationships with all our customers.
We will foster a culture built on traditional and contemporary practices designed to shape and transform the cultures of the future.
Our vision for the future is to see health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children reach a level that allows them to prosper through a healthy, happy and long life.