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Improving hygiene and children's health in remote Indigenous communities

 

Overview

This project investigated the physical and social issues that prevent remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory from reaching safe levels of hygiene. The aim of the project was to identify interventions that would be effective in addressing these barriers to safe hygiene levels, and investigate hygiene improvement as a way to reduce the high levels of common childhood infection. The project also focused was on those barriers which prevent the hygiene needs of young children from being satisfactorily met. Key findings include:

 

 

Abstract adapted from Primary Health Care Research & Information Service

Contacts

Elizabeth McDonald
Menzies School of Health Research
Email: Liz.McDonald@menzies.edu.au

Related publications

Bailie RS, Stevens MR, McDonald E, Halpin S, Brewster D, Robinson G, Guthridge S (2005)

Skin infection, housing and social circumstances in children living in remote Indigenous Australian communities: testing conceptual and methodological approaches.

BMC Public Health; 5(1): 128

Retrieved 8 December 2005 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-5-128.pdf

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Last updated: 11 September 2013
 
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