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26 May 2017

Eleanor Crighton persuaded Family Planning to let her complete a course normally only available to doctors and nurse practitioners. Now she has been named the winner of the AMA Women's Health Award 2017.


Published: 26 May 2017

16 Mar 2017

National Close the Gap Day 2017

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today that genuine cooperation between all political parties and across all levels of government is needed if Australia is to achieve significant improvements in closing the gap in life expectancy and health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.


Published: 16 Mar 2017

16 Mar 2017

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon, Vice President Dr Tony Bartone, and all eight State and Territory AMA Presidents visited the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Centre in Canberra on National Close the Gay Day.


Published: 16 Mar 2017

25 Nov 2016

LAUNCH OF 2016 AMA REPORT CARD ON INDIGENOUS HEALTH
DANILA DILBA HEALTH SERVICE
DARWIN
25 NOVEMBER 2016
AMA PRESIDENT DR MICHAEL GANNON

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Good morning, and welcome to the launch of the AMA 2016 Report Card on Indigenous Health.

I acknowledge and pay my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we meet today – the Larrakia People.

On behalf of the AMA, I thank the Danila Dilba Health Service for hosting the launch of this Report Card.

We are pleased to have with us here today:


Published: 25 Nov 2016

25 Nov 2016
The AMA called on all Australian governments and other stakeholders to work together to eradicate Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) – an entirely preventable but devastating disease that kills and disables hundreds of Indigenous Australians every year – by 2031.

Published: 25 Nov 2016

01 Nov 2016

The AMA is now accepting applications for the 2017 AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship.

The successful applicant will receive $10,000 each year for the duration of their course.

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today that a highly skilled medical workforce that includes more Indigenous doctors and health professionals will help reduce health inequalities for Indigenous Australians.


Published: 01 Nov 2016