Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week (ATSIHAW) is held each year in the first week of December. Now in its 8th year, ATSIHAW has been making sure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people know about the risks of HIV.
Michael held off on having the COVID-19 vaccine but catching the virus changed his mind. ‘I was very hesitant to get it. And then when I did get the virus, you know, there was no way that I wasn’t going to get vaccinated because as I said, it was the worst feeling that I’ve ever felt in my life.'
The Australian Government Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sonya Bennett, has today extended the hotspot for the purposes of Commonwealth support for the Municipality of Katherine, and Robinson River and surrounding homelands.
Read the transcript of Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd's press conference on 28 August 2021 about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Read the transcript of Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd's press conference on 21 August 2021 about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Lieutenant General John Frewen, Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly and CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Pat Turner have co-signed a letter addressing COVID-19 vaccinations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is starting in February. Getting a vaccine is a safe and effective way of protecting yourself from getting really sick from COVID-19. Encourage your family, Elders and community to get vaccinated when it is their turn so they are protected from it as well.
Are you a healthcare professional caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? You could be eligible for EarTrain: a series of free training modules on how to identify, manage and treat ear disease and hearing loss.
Boost your COVID-19 awareness with online infection control training. It’s quick to do and costs nothing. Find out how a whole team of day care educators used it to bump up their knowledge and confidence to manage their COVID-19 health policies.
Healthy relationships and safe sex – that was the message this National Condom Day marked on 14 February. It’s also a good reminder there’s no shame in asking for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) check.
We have made some improvements to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). These changes improve functionality for vaccination providers and make it easier for people to stay up to date with their immunisations.
The meningococcal B vaccine is free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants under 2 years of age.
The Australian Government is investing $35 million in 42 key research projects in areas such as ending avoidable indigenous deafness, ending avoidable indigenous blindness, and helping to eradicate chronic kidney disease.
The National Cabinet met today to further discuss Australia’s current COVID-19 response, easing restrictions in the coming months, helping Australians prepare to go back to work in a COVID-Safe environment and getting the economy moving again.
A significant investment in Indigenous health research will support efforts to prevent blindness, deafness and chronic kidney disease, and improve adolescent mental health.
The annual Report Card on the Implementation Plan for The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013 to 2023, shows 12 of the 20 goals named in the Plan are on track to be achieved by 2023.
The Australian Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
A new report shows the power of local campaigns in reducing tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will be able to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program from 2015.