1. Boosting quality of life for kids with lung disease

    Boosting quality of life for kids with lung disease

    Bronchiectasis is a relatively rare condition in developed countries; however many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory have bronchiectasis.

  2. Bolstering brain health in remote communities

    Bolstering brain health in remote communities

    A grassroots project is enabling researchers to talk directly to parents in remote Indigenous communities about the importance of early brain development.

  3. Easing diabetes stress for pregnant mothers

    Easing diabetes stress for pregnant mothers

    Natasha Paul has diabetes. While pregnant with her son Samuel, she wanted to ensure she made the best choices to avoid harm to her baby.

  4. Schools plant gardens and grow nutrition knowledge

    Schools plant gardens and grow nutrition knowledge

    At Nganmarriyanga School in remote Northern Territory (NT), teenage boys walk among rows of thriving fruit.

  5. Capacity building in remote communities

    Capacity building in remote communities

    As well as fostering skills internally, Menzies forges relationships with local communities to deliver courses, qualifications and training – determined according to the needs and wishes of local residents and elders.

  6. Tackling ear disease in remote communities

    Tackling ear disease in remote communities

    Maximising the protection of infants and young children from the many bacteria that cause ear disease.

  7. 'Let's Start' nurtures parent-child relationships

    'Let's Start' nurtures parent-child relationships

    A therapeutically oriented parenting program that seeks to build the confidence of Indigenous parents and help them develop strong relationships with their children as they begin the transition to school.

  8. Reducing exposure of babies to second-hand smoke

    Reducing exposure of babies to second-hand smoke

    Exposure to second-hand smoke remains the most preventable risk factor for respiratory infections in babies and children.

  9. Rain, hail or shine - Landmark study rolls on

    Rain, hail or shine - Landmark study rolls on

    The largest, longest-running and most significant study of the lives of Indigenous babies born in Australia continued its fourth wave of data collection throughout 2014.

  10. Mother's Day

    Mother's Day

    At age five, Ronno Morgan was a young Aboriginal boy from the Kimberly suffering from kidney failure and requiring emergency surgery

  11. Report reveals decline in petrol sniffing

    Report reveals decline in petrol sniffing

    The report has shown that in 15 Aboriginal communities where available data enables comparisons to be made, there was more than an 80 per cent decline in the number petrol sniffers from 2005-07 to 2011-12.

  12. Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    Some of the country’s leading authorities on cancer and cancer survivors themselves were a key part of a National Indigenous Breast Cancer Research Roundtable held in August 2014.

  13. Improving diabetes outcomes for mothers and babies

    Improving diabetes outcomes for mothers and babies

    Improving clinical care for women with diabetes in pregnancy, and improving the future health outcomes of mothers and babies, are key aims of the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership Project (PANDORA).

  14. Talking About the Smokes

    Talking About the Smokes

    A collaboration between Menzies, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and a number of other research institutions and Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHSs).

  1. Improving nutrition across borders

    Improving nutrition across borders

    A group of Indigenous Australian health workers and East Timorese nutritionists travelled to Central Australia in 2012 to join a series of Menzies’ short courses designed to build confidence and knowledge about nutrition for women, children and babies in remote areas

  2. Sharing malaria elimination knowledge with Asia

    Sharing malaria elimination knowledge with Asia

    Menzies has been able to assist people like Youn-Kyoung Goo through training, grants, and capacity building workshops funded by APMEN.

  3. Novel treatment to fight TB

    Novel treatment to fight TB

    Menzies researchers working in Indonesia have uncovered a link between low levels of the gas nitric oxide in the lungs of tuberculosis (TB) patients