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Malpa was founded to address the vast inequality in health between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. We do this by enabling communities to take charge of their own health and education outcomes creating transformative health change. Malpa’s Young Doctors Project is a unique, innovative, culturally derived, community centred approach to achieving strong health and well-being outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and contributes to reconciliation. We are proud to work closely with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
The Young Doctors are aged 9 - 12. This year about 400 Young Doctors will be trained in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and ACT.
'Malpa' is a Pintupi/Warlpiri/Luritja word which means 'friends on the journey'. The organisation was given permission to use this term by former Malpa Director and Warlpiri Elder, Rex Granites Japanangka.