AIDA and RANZCOG sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) and RANZCOG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising their joint commitment to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s health and its workforce.


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

3 July 2023

AIDA is a not-for-profit professional association representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and doctors in Australia. RANZCOG is the leading standards body responsible for the training and education of specialists and GP obstetricians in obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia and New Zealand.

The MoU will see both organisations work in partnership to share academic, research, education and faculty development and capacity building opportunities.

AIDA President Dr Simone Raye welcomed the partnership: “This marks a significant step forward as our organizations partner with a united aim of improving healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Dr Raye said.

“Our shared knowledge will help to improve the healthcare landscape for patients and clinical professionals and it is an honour to be part of this milestone.”

Download the MoU.

RANZCOG President Dr Benjamin Bopp said: “RANZCOG is committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce and teaching culturally appropriate obstetric and gynaecological care.”

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