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This project aimed to evaluate the function Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) which was a key component of the PneuMum study. The PneuMum study aimed to investigate the role of maternal pneumococcal vaccination as a strategy to combat middle ear infections in Indigenous Australian newborns.
This project aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the IRG and make recommendations for future models both for Menzies and the wider community.
A number of recommendations emerged from the evaluation. These included:
There were two potential future IRG models suggested with a recommendation that regional IRGs be established covering a range of research areas rather than individual IRGs for each study.
Abstract adapted from the Menzies School of Health Research
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