Young Doctors is a health leadership program which trains Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people to be health ambassadors in their communities. It is designed and run by local Elders, respected community members and supported by health workers in each location.
The program teaches leadership, hygiene, health literacy, nutrition, environmental health, well-being and identity.
The Young Doctors are aged 9 - 12.
This year about 400 Young Doctors will be trained in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and ACT.
The project is entirely funded by generous private foundations, corporations, leading community sector organisations, Social Ventures Australia and individuals. We thank the Warlpiri and Pintupi Elders who said we should use the word Malpa to name the organisation.