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Date posted: 10 January 2012
As part of the Stayin' strong project, Brisbane Indigenous Media Association Projects (BIMA Projects) has released a series of short podcasts about eye health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
'Indigenous people suffer from very high rates of sight threatening eye disease and most of these diseases, if caught early, can be treated, preventing blindness,' states eye surgeon, Dr Mark Del Pra, in one of the podcast interviews.
The podcasts have been developed by BIMA Projects as radio messages and short interviews created to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners in Queensland information about eye health in the specific areas of diabetes and eye care, glaucoma, conjunctivitis and cataracts.
The Stayin' strong project produces twenty audio messages about health issues each month and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
BIMA Projects is a creative team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers producing culturally-appropriate radio, print and online communications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia on a broad range of topics including health, education, employment, law, housing and culture.
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