Amatullah Thomas
Amatullah Thomas

Amatullah Thomas

Indigenous Health Scholarship 2022

Monash University, VIC

Bachelor of Nursing & Midwifery
Scholarship Awarded 2022

Sponsored by:
Rotary Club of Albury

Indigenous Health Scholarship Program

How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?

My aim is to become a registered nurse and midwife so that I can go out into rural/remote areas within Australia and increase health outcomes for Indigenous people. I also aim to learn from the incredible Indigenous midwives who are on country who have birthed many generations and continue to teach new generations their skills. I intend to be a registered nurse and midwife within rural communities so that I can use my qualifications to not only do everything in my power to keep Indigenous peoples on their own country when receiving care as this is a huge problem for Indigenous communities but also to educate for better lifestyle choices.

I realise that a lot of these lifestyle choices are not chosen but forced due to the remoteness of these communities therefore I aim to advocate to get better access to basic needs such as safe drinking water and healthy food. My aim is to go out into these communities and live amongst the people I am going to care for, so that I may get a better understanding of what they need. Then hopefully with the resources I have I can make these needs a reality, or if I am unable then use connections with Indigenous organisations to ensure this becomes a reality.

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