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Coronavirus will devastate Aboriginal communities if we don’t act now

COVID-19 Infectious diseases Indigenous health Pandemics Disease management Australia

For Aboriginal Australians, COVID-19 has great potential to wreak havoc in communities. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, e the most vulnerable people in communities can't be left behind. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially those living in remote and very remote areas.

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the peak body representing more than 140 Aboriginal community-controlled health services, has called for urgent information about how to get appropriate, clear and concise messaging out to communities about evacuation and health services.

The peak body has also called for a suite of measures to help communities prepare for the pandemic, including regional COVID-19 testing services to be urgently implemented.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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