CAAMA News 18-03-2019

18th Mar 2019

Medical experts  and health workers from across the country   who gathered  in Mbantua Alice Springs  last week  heard eye  health is one area of closing the  health gap that is being  achieved .

Veteran ophamologist Professor Hugh Taylor  who worked alongside the late  Professor Fred Hollows in the  mid 1970,s  during the  early effort  to eliminate  trachoma  told CAAMA Radio  that the battle is slowly being won.

Australia’s first  Aboriginal ophthalmologist and founding member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association.. Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker told CAAMA radio that self-determination is one of the main factors that will empower Aboriginal people to make the necessary changes to closing the health gap.

  Co-ordinator  of Kuru ngukintjuku the trachoma and eye health program in APY Lands  Pitantjatjara Elder Murray George spoke of the importance of cross cultural knowledge sharing  in the effort to eliminate trachoma.