Help for young AborigInal mothers to quit smoking.....

13th May 2019

Health professionals and organisations will receive additional training and resources to help support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women quit smoking during pregnancy.

With smoking in pregnancy having a major impact on the lifelong health of mother and child, including birth complications and low birth weight, quitting  smoking early in pregnancy will help to close the gap on Indigenous health.

Led by  quit smoking expert, Associate Professor Gillian Gould, from the  University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)* the new multi-million dollar initiative is  being funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and will  enable health practitioners treating  a pregnant  aboriginal woman in any medical capacity access a range of culturally sensitive treatment materials.

Listen to the full interview here :