To improve indigenous health, we must improve indigenous housing

By Laureate Professor Hugh Taylor AC, Emma Stanford and Mitchell D Anjou, University of Melbourne

In order to see improvements in Indigenous health, we must improve Indigenous housing and that can only be done with Indigenous involvement and leadership.

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The recommendation of the recent Senate report to re-establish the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing is to be applauded.

More importantly, it should be implemented as a matter of urgency.

As an ophthalmologist, I have long worked on trachoma, the blinding eye disease spread repeatedly between young children which causes scarring in the eyes, leading to blindness in adults.

Trachoma, sometimes called “Sandy…

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