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Planning for and responding to pandemic influenza emergencies: it's time to listen to, prioritize and privilege Aboriginal perspectives

Crooks, Kristy; Massey, Peter; Taylor, Kylie; Miller, Adrian; Campbell, Sandra; Andrews, Ross

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Australia’s Indigenous peoples account for 3% of the country’s population yet continue to experience disproportionately higher rates of mortality and hospitalization for many infectious diseases.1 The 2009 influenza pandemic had an inequitable impact on Indigenous peoples in Australia,2 New Zealand,3 the Americas and the Pacific.4 Genuine and tangible actions that include Indigenous peoples in the planning and response for pandemic influenza is overdue. This paper will identify some of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-11-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/201903
Source: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response
Access Rights: Open Access

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