Endometriosis – improving women’s health

Health Minister announces national action plan for endometriosis

The Australian Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, has announced a national action plan for endometriosis, focused on providing much needed support for women with this often misunderstood medical condition.

(L – R): Ms Donna Ciccia (Endometriosis Australia), Prof Gargett (Hudson Institute), Nicolle Flint (Member for Boothby) and Gai Brodtmann (Member for Canberra).

The announcement was made at a highly successful event, at Parliament House in Canberra in early December 2017.

Hudson Institute was represented by Professor Caroline Gargett, alongside parliamentarians, support groups, clinicians and scientists.

As part of the action plan, the Australian Government will provide $2.5 million in funding from the Medical Research Future Fund for medical research into endometriosis. Read the Minister’s media release here.

“Importantly, medical research will be critical to uncovering new options for diagnosis, treatment, care and understanding of endometriosis,” Minister Hunt said in a statement.

Once complete, the plan will be a blueprint to improving the diagnosis, treatment, understanding and awareness of endometriosis, the Minister says.