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The Northeast Arnhem Land regional ear health campaign aims to increase the understanding of ear health for the Yolngu Aboriginal people of north-east Arnhem Land. The project concentrates on increasing understanding of foundational concepts related to ear health, including, the germ theory of disease, hearing and early childhood development, and the anatomy of internal structures of the ear.
The project's goals are achieved by:
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the Northeast Arnhem Land regional ear health campaign will add nineteen radio programs in Yolngu Matha to the six existing radio programs produced from a similar project of education sessions. This earlier project was funded by the Laynhapuy Homelands Association and Anglicare's Communities for children program, and implemented by the Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) over a twelve month period.
Abstract derived from the Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS)
Dr Jamie Mapleson
Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS)
374 Stuart Highway
Winnellie NT 0821
Ph: (08) 8984 4174
Mobile: 0407 753 843
Fax: (08) 8984 4192
This six-part educational series on ear infections is currently on air on the Yolngu Radio Service. The series covers topics including:
The series are provided in MP3 audio format and can be played in Media Player or downloaded.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract