International Indigenous Working Group on public health equity

The World Federation of Public Health Associations has formed its first Indigenous Working Group on its 50th Anniversary. At the 15th World Congress of Public Health Melbourne conference, 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous conference delegates of the yarning circle unanimously supported in principle the establishment of the World Federation of Public Health Associations Indigenous Working Group. […]

UN Human Rights Expert highlights “astounding” rates of Indigenous incarceration

Australia must reduce the “astounding” rates of imprisonment for Indigenous peoples and step up the fight against racism, a United Nations human rights expert has concluded, at the end of an official visit. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous people, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said: “It is alarming that, while the country has adopted numerous policies […]

World Health Day – Let’s Talk

World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, provides the unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of the 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression. Depression affects people […]