Dr Mark Wenitong is the Senior Medical Officer at Apunipima Cape York Health Council, where he is working on health reform across the Cape York Aboriginal communities.
Paul James on Black Star Breakfast spoke with Dr Wenitong about role that Apunipma plays in providing health services to Indigenous people in the region. Dr Wenitong was the Senior Medical Officer at Wuchopperen Health Services in Cairns for the previous nine years and has also worked as the medical advisor for OATSIH in Canberra.
Dr Wenitong has been heavily involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce and has helped develop several national workforce documents. He also sits on the COAG Australian Health Workforce Advisory Council. Involved in several research projects, he has worked in prison health, refugee health in East Timor as well as studying and working in Indigenous health internationally. He was a member of the NTER review expert advisory group in 2008.
Listen to the interview here: