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Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation Mobile Renal Dialysis Unit project

 

Overview

The project aimed to demonstrate a robust and effective delivery of renal dialysis treatment to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in communities in Central Australia. Further, its objective was to attract sustained, recurrent funding to ensure that patients can continue to be treated within their communities. The project has the following key elements:

The project addressed the problem of the dislocation of senior Yanangu community members, who were relocated to Alice Springs for life-long dialysis treatment after being diagnosed with ESRD. The removal of community Elders has a significant impact on their community and culture, as well as personal ramifications for patient and family.

The project is an initiative of the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (WDNWPT) with additional funding from Medicines Australia. It is conducted in partnership with the Northern Territory Government and Fresenius Medical Care Australia.

Abstract adapted from Medicines Australia

Contacts

Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation
69 Flynn Drive
PO Box 5060
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8953 6444
Fax: (08) 8953 6222
Email: enquiries@wdnwpt.com.au

Related publications

Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (2013)

Western Desert Dialysis – sharing our story.

: Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation

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Last updated: 1 May 2017
 
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