Nhulundu Health Service CEO Matt Cooke, in his role of Deputy Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), will join with fellow NACCHO representatives Chairperson Justin Mohammed and Director Sheryl Lawton to head to New York to attend the United Nations Caucus of Indigenous Peoples Rights in May.
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The opportunity for the NACCHO Executive to attend the United Nations – Rights of Indigenous Peoples Caucus will be a significant and unique opportunity to see firsthand how Indigenous people and organisations from around the world are working with Governments and Corporate Citizens to address the social disadvantage faced by Indigenous nations. Both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians have a lot to learn from the international arena. As a first world nation our Indigenous people have a health and social status worse than those people living in third world countries, with some 17-25 years difference in life expectancy between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.
“It has been acknowledged by both sides and all levels of Government that the time has come to close the gap and move forward together as a prosperous and healthy Australian community, Matt said, “I look forward to seizing this opportunity to discuss these issues and to work hard to seek answers and bring back the knowledge that will improve health outcomes for our people.”
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