Close the Gap Campaign and Medical Training Iniatives

The Federal Government’s Close the Gap Campaign for Indigenous Health Equality provides funding for Indigenous health has been well received.

Mick Gooda and Tom Calma, the co-Chairs of the Close the Gap Campaign for Indigenous Health Equality have welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a $632 million doctors and specialists training package.

Gooda said these funds should be allocated for initiatives in training Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors, specialists and students.

Currently Indigenous doctors account for approximately 0.2 per cent of all medical practitioners, despite 2.4 per cent of the Australian population being Indigenous.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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  1. tracey

    WOWEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good stuff!

    😀

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