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This project occurs during September of each year in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA). It aims to raise awareness of trachoma in Aboriginal communities and the importance of participating in the screening program.
The project team includes nurses, medical students, environmental health practitioners, medical and shire staff from Halls Creek, WA. The program involves visiting schools in the region and screening primary school students and:
After the screening has taken place, it is the role of environmental health practitioners to address the environmental issues which may contribute to the spread of the trachoma disease.
Abatract adapted from Environmental Health Directorate
Public Health Division
Department of Health
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Ph: (08) 9388 4999
Fax: (08) 9388 4955