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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

East Arnhem scabies control program

 

Overview

The East Arnhem scabies control program aims to eliminate crusted scabies and scabies as public health issues in East Arnhem Land.

The program enhances and extends the impact of existing health services on scabies and skinsore control, and has three main goals:

The program is a joint initiative of Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health and Families, and One Disease at a Time. Community Elders guide program development, and members of communities coordinate and implement the program locally. The program is funded by One Disease at a Time.

Abstract adapted from One Disease at a Time

Contacts

One Disease at a Time
33/105A Vanessa St
Kingsgrove NSW 2208
Ph: (02) 8068 8131
Email: contact@1disease.org

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
PO Box 519
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Ph: (08) 8939 1900
Fax: (08) 89871670

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8999 2400

Related publications

Hudson S (2011)

One disease at a time: eradicating scabies in east Arnhem Land.

Policy; 27(2): 23-25

Evaluated publications

Lokuge B (2012)

The East Arnhem Scabies Control Program: a community empowerment strategy to eliminate crusted scabies and scabies as public health issues in Australia: 12 month report from March 2011 (launch) to April 2012.

Darwin: One Disease At A Time

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Last updated: 18 September 2013
 
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