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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