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The Northeast Arnhem Land Regional Ear Health Campaign aimed to increase the understanding of ear health for the Yolngu Aboriginal people of north-east Arnhem Land. The project concentrated 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 were achieved by:
Funded by the Australian Government's Department of Health, the Northeast Arnhem Land Regional Ear Health Campaign added nineteen radio programs in Yolngu Matha to the six existing radio programs produced from a similar project of education sessions (see links below). 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)
Aboriginal Resource and Development Services
64 Winnellie Road
Winnellie NT 0820
Winnellie NT 0821
Ph: (08) 8984 4174
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