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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

23 September 2020

A central principle of The Australian Department of Health’s Women’s Health Policy documents overwhelming support for the inclusion of health equity between women.

The issues, gaps and barriers identified as continually impacting on and causing on-going hardship to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, their extended family members and closely connected communities, need to be addressed through the development and delivery of holistic strategies to improve the health status of these women.

RANZCOG is committed to achieving equity in health across Australia and ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have equitable access to high-quality, culturally safe healthcare that meets their needs and achieves health outcomes on par with other Australians. These commitments are outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan and the RANZCOG 2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan.
 
Support of the RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation will allow the Foundation to plan and implement specific scholarships, research grants and other funding opportunities that would encourage and create pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors to seek careers in obstetrics and gynaecology; provide support for important research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's Health conditions; and provide opportunities to improve women’s health services in order to better meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.




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