Indigenous health gap a global challenge, says study

The United Nations will not meet its 2030 goals of ending poverty and inequality unless there is a global effort to tackle disadvantage faced by Indigenous and tribal peoples, a landmark study has found.

Led by Australian Indigenous health experts, the study calls for "a revitalised global partnership" to improve health outcomes and "counter political marginalisation" in countries.

"We need to stop thinking about Indigenous health as a parochial issue; it's a global issue," said lead author, Ian Anderson, the chairman of Indigenous Education at the University of Melbourne.

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