Thursday, April 23, 2009

Indigenous health professionals on the increase

Some good news for closing the health gap for Australia's indigenous people:

A new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found the number of Indigenous medical practitioners is rising.

The number of Indigenous GPs doubled from 41 to 82 between 1996 and 2006.

The report also shows the rate of Indigenous people with a post-school qualification has more than doubled to 6,300 in the same period.

Indigenous medicos on the rise: report ABC news online 23 April 2009

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