New health base at Thursday Island
THE Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine launched a new base on Thursday Island on Thursday.
Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman officially opened the facility, which is designed to support research, training and community engagement.
“Queensland continues to play a significant role in the research and prevention of tropical disease,” she said.
James Cook University contributed to funding the new base.
JCU Vice Chancellor Sandra Harding said it would support important work in tropical health and medicine.
“As a study base it will support our students here on Thursday Island and across the Torres Strait, both those who are studying locally, and those who visit to complete placements in nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and physiotherapy,” she said.