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The Aboriginal Environmental Health Program was established by the Northern Territory government to help Indigenous communities develop and maintain healthy, clean living standards and combat the spread of infectious diseases (e.g. diarrhoeal, acute respiratory and skin infections).
The aims of the program include:
The program has environmental health officers working in Darwin and the four regional areas of Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs, to assist Indigenous communities in developing and maintaining healthy, clean living conditions, in order to reduce the amount of opportunities for the transmission of disease causing organisms.
Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Government
Northern Territory Department of Health
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8999 2400