NACCHO Renal Disease News : $10 Million Support for Central Australia Renal Patients

NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts

CtG breakfasat M Cooke T Calma and Nash

“Renal infrastructure, including accommodation for patients and members of their family, is important to ensure patients have access to dialysis and renal support services and the Australian Government will continue working with the Northern Territory Government to meet this critical need.

It was not good enough that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in remote Central Australia experience end stage renal disease at a rate 18 to 20 times higher than that of the wider Australian population. Also, they are on average at least 20 years younger than in other areas.”

The Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash

The new funding announced  compliments the Australian Government’s commitment of $1.4 billion over three years to continue the delivery of primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

File Picture Above the Minister with NACCHO chair Matthew Cooke and Dr Tom Calma at recent Close the Gap report launch…

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