Geraldton health centre is new benchmark

March 22, 2017

A new centre of excellence in the WA city of Geraldton is dedicated to shaping a workforce of healthcare workers attuned to Aboriginal culture and health issues. The primary health care and training centre is […]

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 […]

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