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Caring 4 Mum on Country project.
Photograph: Pat Josse
The 1 + 1 = A Healthy Start to Life Project
This project targeted the year before and the year after birth in Aboriginal children in remote areas was a three stage baseline, intervention and post-intervention study designed to improve maternal and infant health for remote dwelling Aboriginal families in Maningrida and Wadeye, Northern Territory, Australia
Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting (IBUS)
Achieving equity in birth outcomes, health status and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in urban Southeast Queensland
Building On Our Strengths (BOOSt)
The Building On Our Strengths project aims to implement Birthing on Country in urban Queensland and rural New South Wales
Caring for Mum on Country
Caring for Mum on Country is a participatory action research project working in collaboration with Yolŋu (Aboriginal) women in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Birthing on Country Centre for Research Excellence
Achieving equity in birth outcomes, health status and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
Filmed in remote Arnhem Land, DJÄKAMIRR follows Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah on a unique journey through ancestral time, country and culture. As mutual trust develops between the two women, they hope to empower Yolŋu and reclaim 60,000 years of birthing culture from the stronghold of Western medicine. This is their story of working with community to pilot the training of djäkamirr- the caretakers of pregnancy and birth.
To Be Born Upon a Pandanus Mat- Yothuw gayatha dhäwal’ guyaŋa’ nharaw
The study builds on the Caring for Mum on Country project and aims to establish and evaluate Australia’s ‘Birthing on Country’ very remote, demonstration site in Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island, Arnhem Land. We will redesign the health service to increase continuity and quality of maternity care as Yolŋu women move through services in Galiwin’ku, Nhulunbuy and Darwin.
Our translational research will establish Australia’s exemplar rural, remote and very remote Birthing on Country Services, to make a significant impact on Closing the Gap Target 2: First Nations children are born healthy and strong.
More projects at the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre
Other research projects undertaken by researchers at the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre
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