Overview of Indigenous Australian kidney health
Across our wide range of activities, the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a priority.

Our 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kidney Health Strategy 2015–17'  was developed to reduce the impact of chronic kidney disease and improve the health, wellbeing and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by kidney disease.

You can read this strategy in full here.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience disproportionate levels of chronic kidney disease, regardless of whether their locality is urban, regional or rural. Compared with the general population, they are four times more likely to have chronic kidney disease and develop end stage kidney disease.

In remote and very remote areas of Australia, the incidence of end stage kidney disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is especially high, with rates up to 20 times higher than those of comparable non-Indigenous peoples.

Our Strategy provides us with a range of specific activities and actions across the continuum of healthcare to support and improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families and communities impacted by chronic kidney disease.

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