$180,000 for Nganampa Council to deliver Health Programs in APY Lands

Ensuring high quality primary health care is delivered in a culturally competent way is key to improving the health and wellbeing of First Australians in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands.

The Morrison Government is providing $180,000 in 2018-19 and $180,000 in 2019-20 to Nganampa Health Council to boost the capacity of its service management team in the APY lands.

Nganampa Health Council has been operating for more than 30 years and provides health services to local First Australians through its seven clinics in the APY lands.

The main APY lands clinics are located at Iwantja (Indulkana), Mimili, Fregon, Pukatja (Ernabella), Amata, and Pipalyatjara, while a smaller clinic is located at Nyapari.

The Council provides health programs to address particular health problems and improve public and environmental health.

This funding through the Morrison Government’s Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme will contribute to delivering much needed health programs in the APY lands. The Nganampa Health Council is the only primary health care provider in the region.

Under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme, the Morrison Government funds around 140 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across Australia to provide culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care services to First Australians.

The Morrison Government is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to develop practical, evidence-based policy and deliver programs that will make a real difference to the lives of First Australians.

It is part of our focus on closing the gap and supporting culturally appropriate primary health care and programs.

Good health is a key enabler in supporting children to go to school, adults to lead productive working lives, and in building strong and resilient communities.

The Morrison Government is providing $3.9 billion to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the next four years.

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