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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


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iv, 38 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.

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Ninti One Research Report NR002 Ninti One Limited Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme 11 Report for Indigenous Eye Health University of Melbourne From this section on, datasets do not sum to 182 as respondents may have skipped a question or not had their answer fall into one of these categories, or may have had a response that could be categorised in multiple ways. The categorised responses were further grouped to demonstrate those that related directly to the Trachoma messaging, general health and other unrelated responses. 4.5 When you see Milpa, what do you think? When you see Milpa, what do you think? Ali Curung Finke Ntaria Warburton Lajamanu Pukatja TOTAL An animal or bush tucker 2 4 1 0 2 2 11 Clean eyes, face, hands 2 12 5 5 5 4 33 Clean faces, strong eyes 0 2 1 4 0 0 7 Eyes 6 3 0 2 3 2 16 Good message 5 2 2 1 4 0 14 Health generally 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 Keeping clean generally 1 1 0 2 2 0 6 Teaching or helping kids 1 0 2 0 2 2 7 Trachoma 1 0 0 4 1 1 7 Washing face and eyes 1 0 2 2 1 4 10 Nothing or don't know 4 1 3 1 0 6 15 Others 2 1 0 1 1 0 5 Eyes/Face/Trachoma 73 Other 45 General Health 15 Dataset 5: Categorised responses for When you see Milpa, what do you think? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 An animal or bushtucker Clean eyes, face, hands Clean faces, strong eyes Eyes Good message Health Generally Keeping clean generally Teaching or helping kids Trachoma Washing face and eyes Nothing or don't know Others Ali Curung Finke Ntaria Warburton Lajamanu Pukatja 73 45 15 Eyes/ Face/Trachoma Other General Health 0 20 40 60 80