Bundjalung-Biripi elder Mary Hooker is on a mission to reduce the rate of diabetes in Indigenous communities after she was declared legally blind.
Thirty-seven per cent of Indigenous adults have diabetes, and 13 per cent have already lost vision, according to the 2015 report by the University of Melbourne Indigenous Eye Health Unit Indigenous Eyehealth.
RAHC’s Clinical Coordinator for Central Australia and the Barkly region, Genevieve Lewis, has decided on a change of pace by leaving her full-time position at RAHC after five-plus years in the role. Genevieve has been instrumental in supporting the entire team and the Board of RAHC and will be greatly missed.
On Tuesday 2nd May 2017, we sent our 1000th new-to-remote health professional, Ellenie Palmer, Oral Health Therapist from Newcastle, NSW into a remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory (NT). Special thanks to Nikki Dargan from the NT Department of Health for sharing the occasion with our team in Darwin.