Health & Education Needs Analysis

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation and Murdoch University signed a ground-breaking agreement in 2010 in which Murdoch University is carrying out a Health and Education Needs Analysis of Gumala Members and their children. The Health and Education Needs Analysis will result in a final plan for both the Mobile Health Clinic and the implementation of improved school education programs.

Murdoch University commenced Phase I of the Needs Analysis in early 2011, with a final report scheduled to be delivered to Gumala in 2012. The comprehensive report will aim to provide an analysis that will guide longer term strategic planning for enhanced health and education service delivery.

It will also review the proposed development of tailored educational programs and resources that could be integrated with the Mobile Health Clinic. On completion of the report, a detailed proposal for the construction and operation of the Mobile Health Clinic will be presented to Gumala for review. The Needs Analysis has the support of Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) via the company's generous co-sponsorship of the project.