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Donisha

Donisha Duff

Year of Award: 2015 Award State: Queensland Health And Medicine > Indigenous
Health And Medicine > Diseases, Disorders And Syndromes
The Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellowship to investigate chronic kidney disease programs for Aboriginal First Nations people - New Zealand, USA, Canada
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In Australia, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) are more common amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, then non-Indigenous Australians. 

A range of factors compound negatively on Indigenous Australians, including the high incidence of risk factors, increased levels of inadequate nutrition, incidence of diabetes, alcohol abuse, streptococcal throat and skin infection and poor living conditions.

The Fellowship aimed to explore the types of chronic kidney disease programs for Aboriginal First Nations people in New Zealand, USA, and Canada.

Overall, it was found that Aboriginal First Nations peoples in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada have very similar poor health and social outcomes.  Greater focus was required on prevention programs, addressing food supply, nutrition and physical activity; as well as early childhood health screening, opportunistic screening for adults, and elder’s cultural support.

Download Donishas Fellowship Report (left) or read more about Donisha's Fellowship experiences in a profile to mark NAIDOC Week 2018

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