The Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellowship to investigate chronic kidney disease programs for Aboriginal First Nations people

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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. My 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.


Donisha is featured in the 2022 podcast series, Voices of power, created by The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), in partnership with the Churchill Trust. The series features Indigenous Churchill Fellows from around Australia, and explores critical stages in the fight for First Nations rights and self-determination and for meaningful representation in places of power.

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Donisha Duff

Donisha Duff

QLD
2015

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