03 Feb Bridging the gap for children with pneumonia
The gap between the number of Aboriginal children and non-Aboriginal children being treated in hospital for pneumonia in Australia has fallen by a third in a decade.
In the mid 1990’s 15 Aboriginal children for every one non-Aboriginal child were treated in hospital for pneumonia.
In the mid 2000’s that number was reduced to 10 Aboriginal children for every non-Aborignal child.
The findings have been made public in a new report from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.