Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund

Rhodanthe Lipsett OAM is an Australian midwife and author. Specialising in infant and maternal health, Rhodanthe was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia in 1992 for her services to Australian women and their families.

With less than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives registered in Australia it is clear that more must be done. It is well known that many students find it challenging to complete their studies. Meeting additional expenses – such as childcare, travel to university, fees and textbooks when studying and being far from home and family – is known to affect retention of students. The scholarships from this fund will go towards some of the costs incurred when undertaking studies, so that more Indigenous students can graduates and work as midwifes across Australia.

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