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Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme



Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme

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Report for Indigenous Eye Health, University of Melbourne; Ninti One Research Report NR002


Ninti One Limited


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Ninti One was invited by Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) to conduct an evaluation of the Trachoma Health Promotion Programme (THPP). The project evaluated the work of IEH at the University of Melbourne and its contribution to the goals of the National THPP in six remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia (namely the tristate border region of South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia). The intent of the project was to identify community knowledge and perceptions of the THPP and what impact this knowledge had on the respondents and their actions. The outputs will be used by IEH and others working in this field to continue the work of eliminating trachoma and to improve and develop future activities and initiatives. The research was conducted over six locations – Ali Curung, Finke, Lajamanu, Ntaria, Pukatja (Ernabella) and Warburton – ensuring that a sufficiently large and representative sample of people was reached in each community and overall across the population. - Executive summary; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

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Executive summary -- Introduction -- Monitoring and evaluation strategy -- Research process -- Dara from survey questions -- Data analysis -- Conclusion -- Appendix A-B




Prevention and control; Trachoma; Health and hygiene; Ophthalmology; Eye diseases; Aboriginal Australians

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Ninti One Limited

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Alice Springs


Report NR002


iv, 38 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.

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Citation Ninti One Limited. 2017. Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme. Ninti One Research Report NR002. Ninti One Limited, Alice Springs. Ninti One Research Report NR002 ISBN: 978-1-74158-279-6 Research and research support team Ninti One Limited Tammy Abbott, Senior Research Officer Sharon Forrester, Senior Community Research Officer Maureen Abbott, Aboriginal Community Researcher Lena Taylor, Aboriginal Community Researcher Elaine Williams, Aboriginal Community Researcher Samantha Cook, Aboriginal Community Researcher Kelly Swan, Aboriginal Community Researcher Robert Hoosan, Aboriginal Community Researcher Steve Fisher, Technical Advisor Laurie Berryman, Program Manager, Remote Community Research Angus Thornton, Program Manager, Remote Community Research Teghan Collingwood, Research Assistant Project sponsors and support Indigenous Eye Health, University of Melbourne Professor Hugh Taylor AC, Harold Mitchell Professor of Indigenous Eye Health Ms Fiona Lange, Health Promotion Project Officer Ms Emma Stanford, Research Fellow Dr Carol Holden, Senior Research Fellow Ms Emily OKearney, Research Assistant Ms Georgina Phillips, Trachoma Health Promotion Coordinator Acknowledgement IEH would like to acknowledge funding from the Australian Government Department of Health. Contributing communities Ninti One and Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne would like to thank all the individuals from the six participating communities for their input into this evaluation. The participating communities in alphabetical order were: Northern Territory: Ali Curung, Finke (Aputula), Lajamanu, Ntaria (Hermannsburg) South Australia: Pukatja (Ernabella) Western Australia: Warburton (Mirlirrtjarr) For additional information please contact Ninti One Limited Program Manager, Remote Community Research PO Box 3971, Alice Springs NT 0871, Australia Telephone: 0409 855 282 Email: laurie.berryman@nintione.com.au www.nintione.com.au Ninti One Limited 2017. Information contained in this publication may be copied or reproduced for study, research, information or educational purposes, subject to inclusion of an acknowledgement of the source. mailto:laurie.berryman@nintione.com.au http://www.nintione.com.au/