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Mobile Health Clinic for the Pilbara (thanks to Gumala and Murdoch University)

Final year university students will team with health professionals in WA’s Pilbara region to deliver an innovative, new mobile health and education clinic for indigenous communities on-country. The Health In Motion program, a partnership between Gumala Aboriginal Corporation and Murdoch University, will offer allied health care, veterinary services and health education as part of a pilot project due to start in 2018.

Gumala will invest $450,000 towards capital expenses and operating costs for the four year project, while the Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation’s Nyiyaparli Charitable Trust Board will offer $50,000 for capital hydrocodone costs. This funding is in addition to a $1 million pledge and $250,000 cash donation that Murdoch University has received from philanthropists for the project.

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation executive officer Jahna Cedar said the dedicated mobile clinic for Aboriginal people on-country was a worthy investment given the high level of chronic health conditions experienced by indigenous people living in the Pilbara. “Gumala is proud to support this ground-breaking trial that will see better access to medical care and better health outcomes for our members, as well as invaluable learnings for the students involved,” Mrs Cedar said.

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