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East Arnhem Scabies Control Program

 

Overview

The East Arnhem Scabies Control Program aims to eliminate crusted scabies and scabies as public health concerns from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in East Arnhem Land.

The program enhances and extends the impact of existing health services on scabies and skin sore control. It 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. Community Elders guide program development, and members of communities coordinate and implement the program locally. The program is funded by One Disease.

Abstract adapted from One Disease

Contacts

One Disease
Sydney Office
Level 1, 80 Wentworth Avenue
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9211 5893
Email: contact@onedisease.org

Related publications

One Disease (2014)

Managing crusted scabies in remote Aboriginal communities: 2014 edition.

Sydney: One Disease

This guideline, produced by One Disease, is a guide for the chronic disease case management of crusted scabies to break the cycle of recurrences and transmission.

Managing crusted scabies in remote Aboriginal communities is based on the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual 6th ed., and aims to build patients capacity for self-management whilst providing therapeutic rapport.

The resource is split into four sections:

The resource was produced as part of One Disease's scabies elimination program, the East Arnhem Scabies Control Program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

One Disease (2014)

Managing households with recurrent scabies: 2014 edition.

Sydney: One Disease

This guideline, produced by One Disease, aims to guide clinical and community staff working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who have scabies.

Managing households with recurrent scabies provides strategies to break the cycle of recurrent infections, with a specific focus on the household, based on the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual 6th ed., using a case management approach. Time spent on individual early case management of children and households can lead to improved outcomes, interruption of transmission and reduced workload for clinics in the long run.

The resource is split into five sections:

The resource was produced as part of One Disease's scabies elimination program, the East Arnhem Scabies Control Program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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: 23 May 2017
 
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