Cherisse Buzzacott is an Arrernte woman from Alice Springs, NT and a midwife currently working as the Australian College as a Project Officer. Having worked at Alice Springs Hospital and in remote community, in all areas of maternity and women’s health. Her role is communication and coordination of the Birthing on Country Project policy and at high level, and coordinating partnerships for the growing work in this area. There’s a primary goal in improving maternal and neonatal morbidity & mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies; bringing together community members to work in collaboration with ACCHO and mainstream health services and ensuring culturally safe trained health professional caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
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