Indigenous health starts with parents: Wyatt

February 14, 2017

Childhood illnesses such as glue ear will be targeted by new Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt in a bid to improve the health of children through the education of their parents. In a wide-ranging interview […]

Remote health program on the move

February 8, 2017

A mobile health and education clinic for small and remote communities will be trialled in Western Australia’s Pilbara region — and it will even offer a vet service. The Health in Motion program is a […]

Aged care careers suit Indigenous ways: Wyatt

February 8, 2017

Young Indigenous people should consider a career in aged care, according to Australia’s new Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt. Mr Wyatt said the coming years would see a shortage of aged […]

Annual day bridges unhealthy divide

February 8, 2017

Oxfam’s annual Close the Gap Day – part of a campaign to achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by 2030 – will be held on March 16. Last year a record 1630 […]

Fatal infections plague Indigenous kids

February 1, 2017

Indigenous children are three times more likely to be admitted to Australian intensive care units with life-threatening infections than non-Indigenous children — and a bigger proportion die despite life support, new research has found. A […]

Doctor on journey to find health answers

December 7, 2016

Indigenous elder Doseena Fergie has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to further her research into Indigenous health. Dr Fergie works in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University’s […]

CLC backs return of banned drinkers register

November 23, 2016

The Central Land Council has thrown its support behind the reintroduction of the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) and called for additional support for families affected by the Northern Territory’s extreme rate of alcohol consumption. The […]

Racism a life and death issue, warns health professor

November 17, 2016

Australia’s health system needs an overhaul to stamp out institutional racism that deters Indigenous people from getting treatment before it’s too late, according to one of the authors of a recent suicide prevention report. “Our […]

Visiting health expert’s plea to beat abuse

November 9, 2016

The global community, including the World Health Organisation, needs to get to the bottom of the domestic violence scourge affecting many of the world’s Indigenous communities, according to a visiting Norwegian mental health and substance […]

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