October selections from our Library
There is clear evidence that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are over represented in many areas of chronic health conditions (including hepatitis) and that there are huge disparities in the social determinants that influence health outcomes.
It seems logical to give the relevant community a valid voice – to seek advice and information from the people at the centre of this situation and for there to be self determination in the formation and running of initiatives.
Continue reading “Voices for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing”
Community groups like Hepatitis SA are coming forward to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and to say “Yes” to the Voice to Parliament. They include community service organisations, ethnic/cultural associations, diverse faith-based communities and professional bodies.
Major religious organisations were early supporters with a joint statement released in May 2022. This gave impetus to the formation of the Multicultural Australia for the Voice, alliance with up to 178 organisations signed up to date.
Continue reading “Vote Yes!”
On 5 June 2023, the Board of Hepatitis SA resolved to support the Voice to Parliament.
Hepatitis SA accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and welcomes the announcement of the 2023 Referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
We acknowledge this Land was never ceded, that it always was, and always will be, Aboriginal Land.
Continue reading “Hepatitis SA Supports the Voice to Parliament”
The rate of hepatitis C infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia is increasing even as infection rate decreases in the wider community. This is despite the introduction of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs that offer the chance to completely eliminate the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Continue reading “Hep C Treatment Barriers for Rural Aboriginal South Australians”