Indigenous health television launch

Sam GibbsHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Dr Norman Swan, Forrest MHR Nola Marino, federal Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt and SWAMS chief executive officer Lesley Nelson at the the launch of the Aboriginal Health TV network.Picture: Sam Gibbs.
Camera IconDr Norman Swan, Forrest MHR Nola Marino, federal Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt and SWAMS chief executive officer Lesley Nelson at the the launch of the Aboriginal Health TV network.Picture: Sam Gibbs.

The $3.4 million Aboriginal Health TV network was officially launched in Bunbury yesterday with help from Federal Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt.

The national network is expected to reach an Aboriginal audience of more than 1.2 million people a month, providing access to relevant health stories and advice for people waiting to see their health professional in local treatment centres.

Speaking at South West Aboriginal Medical Service, Mr Wyatt said Bunbury was one of the first 50 locations to install AHTV which was expected to broadcast in 100 locations by May.

“It’s country that’s important to Noongar people, so it’s a great spot to start this initiative from,” Mr Wyatt said.

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