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International Indigenous Health Conference 2014

Indigenous health agencies, groups and individuals from around the world are set to converge on northern Australia late this year for the inaugural 2014 International Indigenous Health Conference.

The Conference, which had its genesis in last year’s Australian National Indigenous Health Conference, aims to bring together more than 300 First Nations speakers and participants from across the globe to share experiences and ideas about how the close the health gap between Indigenous peoples and the wider community.

For the event’s organisers, for any such action to be successful it must involve a holistic approach embracing a person’s mind, body, soul and culture.

“This gathering will highlight some of the existing Indigenous health programs currently implemented in Aboriginal communities all over the world and provide a unique opportunity for delegates and speakers to see the power of people networking in one place, at one time, with similar goals,” the organisers said.

Community-based health programs will be a particular focus, with presentations from community groups to account for at least half of the conference’s proceedings.

The conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International hotel, Cairns, from 15 to 17 December.

For further details, visit: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/submitpaper.htm