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Indigenous Australian Boy’s Death and Inadequate Health Care

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this piece contains the name and image of a deceased person. His name and image are used with the permission of the family.  On August 24, the Queensland Health Ombudsman found that the health care delivered to a 6-year-old Australian boy who died from a sudden illness in 2017 was “likely inadequate.” Click to expand Image Charlie Gowa (left), his mother Xernona PoiPoi, and brother Richard. © Private Charlie Gowa grew up in a remote Torres Strait Islander community in Queensland, Australia. When he became ill in…

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