The APY exchange program, carried out in July to the Indigenous community Amata in SA, was an experience like no other that I have had before. It was enriching in so many facets through learning about Indigenous health, customs, culture and the way of life of children growing up in this community. Waking up in […]
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VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let’s work together for a shared future. NAIDOC Week is a significant week of the Australian calendar, celebrating Australian Indigenous culture and heritage whilst commemorating the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, the theme of ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ honours the significance of the Indigenous language and […]
Over the years, Australia has moved towards Closing the Gap which exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous healthcare. This change is a continual work-in-progress and is powered by the force of peoples‘ voices, organisations, rallies and calls for legal framework implementations. However, there is still a long way to go, as seen in medical students’ experiences […]
They say “give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.” … but what if you taught a fisherman to fish better. Give him (or her) advanced fishing lessons with the best fisherman around; fishing books explaining the newest, most efficient ways to fish; new and better fishing rods; and […]
We arrived in Nepal on 19th January 2014, ready to do our medical elective at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Neurosurgery. Having made our way to our accommodation (a tiny, dingy twin bedroom in a backpackers lodge), we set up our makeshift dresser by hanging our shirts on the hatstand behind the door. Perfect! Just […]
What does Beatrix Potter’s favorite bunny and a yowling fowl have in common? They fuel our sleep deprived lifestyle and deplete our dwindling budgets. CBL could stand for Coffee becomes Life, and newly introduced CBCL definitely requires the double shot to survive. However, recent media attention has condemned coffee connoisseurs for their contribution to land […]
An excerpt from the essay titled “Public health issues regarding chronic diseases faced by the Indigenous population of remote Northern Territory of Australia” by Shaun Gerschwitz. The Indigenous Health Gap 1% of the total Australian population lives in the Northern Territory (NT) (1), of which 29.8% is Indigenous, (2) and a majority of whom […]