Skip to content
This research project will employ a qualitative research approach to study the barriers to effective infectious and parasitic disease interventions in Aboriginal communities. The project arose due to the prevalence of infectious and parasitic disease cases in Indigenous communities in comparison to urban areas and the lack of success of past initiatives in reducing the number of disease cases. Essentially this project seeks to understand why intervention barriers exist and how such barriers can be addressed by researchers and policy makers. It is anticipated that the outcomes of this project will assist in guiding, informing, and improving future infectious disease intervention initiatives. The project is expected to take three years and will involve two Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University