Sunday, April 01, 2007

Indigenous Health report in Australia just released


Research commissioned by the AMA has revealed that Indigenous health is currently under-funded to the tune of $450 million annually. Photo: Wayne Quilliam/OxfamAus.

This article is copied from the oxfam website. It is The most recent report into the status of Aboriginal health and it is not good. It indicates that our health is still worse and our life expectancy is generally a good 17 years younger than other Australian's. Even compared to The Indigenous populations of USA and NZ , we still come out worst. There should be no reason for this , except the will to change it .
PLEASE , read this and respond to the appeal to ask our country to address this issue urgently , it has gone on for too long. Please go to the Oxfam site and sign a online to a petition.

MORE info and a full article can be found also in the Age Newspaper. :

Indigenous Australians should have the same access to health services as all other Australians.
Photo: Wayne Quilliam/OxfamAus.

Together we can end the Indigenous health crisis

Take action. Sign up to the pledge below.

Indigenous Australians die 17 years earlier than non-Indigenous Australians and Indigenous infant mortality is three times that of non-Indigenous Australians. It is a national disgrace that Indigenous Australians do not have the same access to health services that other Australians enjoy.

We call on Australian governments to take action to achieve health equality for Indigenous Australians within 25 years through:

  • increasing annual Indigenous health funding by $450 million to enable equal access to health services
  • increasing Indigenous control and participation in the delivery of health services
  • addressing critical social issues such as housing, education and self-determination which contribute to the Indigenous health crisis


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