«A vast desert landscape with few major cities, Australia’s Northern Territory is sparsely populated; over 75% of its Aboriginal population lives in “remote or very remote areas.” Many of Australia’s Torres Strait Islanders also live far from dense urban centers. What these two distinct indigenous communities also have in common is a need for improved health services: a need that the Australian government has pledged to address with its National Agreement on Closing the Gap. And the government seems to be making good on that promise with its latest initiatives that bring wearables to these underserved groups. Four 5-year-long research projects, funded by about $7.5 million, will focus on health monitoring and diagnostic testing.»

Article written by William McCleary



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