The building blocks for good health are laid early in life.
That is why Menzies researchers are striving to discover ways to prevent and treat conditions which are affecting the health of Indigenous children.
Unfortunately, many Indigenous children face chronic ear infections, respiratory problems, skin sores and other health problems in their earliest years. Not only do such health issues have a direct impact on a child’s health, they also affect their ability to grow, develop and learn. Menzies’ research investigates how we can improve the health of Indigenous children so they can get the best start in life.
Menzies Child Health Division is made up of researchers who work with communities and government agencies to produce evidence to address the
current poor health, education and social outcomes of Indigenous children.
To find out more about our child health research areas please click on the research area links at left.