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Miwatj Health staff are spread from Darwin to Nhulunbuy, and multiple locations in between. This month, however, they travelled further afield, with groups crossing borders to head down south and west. Read on to find out why.
Menzies School of Health Research recently announced they’d received funding for a new project focused on improving environmental health, and environmental health awareness, in East Arnhem Land. “Air in East Arnhem” will commence in 2024.
Yo bukmak Yolŋu ga Balanda, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation wish to express our deep sorrow on the passing of our long standing and well-respected Board Member, Mr Amagula.
Medical Yarn Ups (MYUs) are a form of shared medical appointment designed to reform First Nations healthcare. Recently, the MYUs team visited the Miwatj Health Clinic in Gapuwiyak to continue work on this important project.
Garma Festival is Australia’s largest annual Indigenous gathering. This year, from 4 – 7 August, Miwatj Health staff gathered at Gulkula to run health clinics, celebrate Yolŋu culture and raise awareness about the state of health in East Arnhem Land.
Garma 2023 provided an opportunity for great discussions. Miwatj CEO, Steve Rossingh, took part in these Garma conversations throughout the 4-day festival, spreading the message that, when it comes to health, Yolŋu deserve better.
NAIDOC Week 2023 was celebrated by Miwatj Health staff all over East Arnhem Land, in Darwin, online, and beyond. Events ran across communities from 2 – 9 July, all focusing on this year’s theme, ‘For Our Elders’.
The 2023 Renal Society of Australasia Conference took place in Sydney from 29 – 31 May. Miwatj Health Regional Renal Coordinators made the long journey down south to contribute to the theme: “Together Towards a Brighter Future”.
The Plain English Health Dictionary is here! This resource was developed in consultation with the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) and translates medical concepts into plain English so that more people can make informed health decisions.
Orange Sky Laundry officially started operations in Gapuwiyak in May. This permanent installment will see the Orange Sky team collaborating with Miwatj Public Health to provide direct referrals for the community over the next 3 years.
Miwatj Health Recruitment and Public Health Teams attended ALPA’s second annual Opportunities Expo in Ramingining on Friday 26 May. The event was a huge success, with numerous community members showing interest in Miwatj djäma (jobs).
Djamarrkuli Health Month took place in Galiwin’ku during May – a huge operation aimed at getting youth immunisations and health checks up to date. This initiative’s success was thanks to help from RAHC, Shepherdson College & a range of key stakeholders.
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