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No Germs On Me Hand and Face Washing Social Marketing Campaign

 

Overview

This project aimed to reduce rates of respiratory disease among young Indigenous children. It was an extension of the No germs on me television advertising campaign developed in 2008 by the Northern Territory Government Environmental Health Division.

The overall aim of the ongoing campaign is to promote handwashing to prevent faeco-oral transmission of infection among Indigenous populations. The project founded six potential advertisement concepts which are currently being field tested in remote communities concerning their content, acceptability, believability and appeal.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research

Contacts

Menzies School of Health Research
Chief Investigator
Elizabeth McDonald
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Email: elizabeth.mcdonald@menzies.edu.au

Related publications

No germs on me (2012)

Menzies School of Health Research

These resources aim to raise awareness of the importance of washing hands to control the spread of communicable diseases. They can be used to teach children aged 4-7 years about washing their hands. The resources include:

The resources were produced for Global handwashing day by Menzies School of Health Research in partnership with the Northern Territory Department of Health. The resources are part of the No germs on me campaign, a Northern Territory initiative to raise awareness about the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of diarrhoeal and respiratory illness among children, schools and communities. Some of the resources feature Indigenous characters and actors.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Menzies School of Health Research (2014)

No germs on me: hygiene resources.

: Menzies School of Health Research

These resources promote hand and face washing, with a focus on controlling child-to-child transmission of respiratory infection to reduce rates of respiratory disease among young Indigenous children.

The resources include:

These resources were produced by Menzies School of Health Research as part of the extension of the No germs on me television advertising campaign developed in 2008 by the Northern Territory Government Environmental Health Division.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Evaluated publications

McDonald E, Cunningham T, Slavin N (2015)

Evaluating a handwashing with soap program in Australian remote Aboriginal communities: a pre and post intervention study design.

BMC Public Health; 15: 1188

Retrieved 27 November 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2503-x

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Last updated: 23 June 2016
 
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