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- Efforts to curb high rates of a silent, cancer-causing virus in Indigenous communities has received a major boost with a new program developed to increase uptake of a critical vaccine.
- First Nations Australians living with disability are accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in greater numbers, according to new data.
- Australia’s Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health and Indigenous Australians, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy will represent Australia at the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting on 27-28 October in Bali, Indonesia.
$7.5 million to trial new wearable health devices and on the spot blood analysis for remote NT communitiesThe next generation of wearable health monitoring technology will be developed and trialled in ground breaking research funded by the Australian Government.
- Indigenous health research has been given a major boost with the Australian Government committing over $11.2 million for medical researchers to tackle health disparities and develop solutions for First Nations Australians.
- A new national study has launched to give Australians a better understanding of how First Nations people view and experience cancer.
Ground-breaking platform launched for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancerAustralia’s first comprehensive cancer website developed by and for Indigenous Australians has officially launched today in a bid to boost health outcomes and care across the country.
- A lifechanging treatment for chronic kidney disease will be made available to thousands of Australians through an expansion of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing.