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 […]

Aunty Mary happy to accept a helping hand

October 13, 2016

Aboriginal elder Aunty Mary Hooker is encouraging people in New South Wales and the ACT with vision loss to contact Guide Dogs NSW/ACT as soon as possible to avoid trips, falls, isolation and depression. Her […]

WA push to crack down on Hep C and HIV

September 20, 2016

Hepatitis C notifications in Aboriginal people in WA are 22 times higher than in the rest of the population, WA’s Department of Health has warned. The department has launched a campaign to encourage people to look […]

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