Fix our backyard first before Africa

Dr Griffiths, nominated as registrar of the year in this year’s GPET Awards, said Australia had its own “third world” in Indigenous health and more doctors should focus their efforts on it.

“I really believe in wanting to practise medicine where it’s needed and I think that when we’ve got a third world in our country, it’s important that we don’t just all run off to Africa and take our skills out of the country,” she said.