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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 16 Evaluation of the National Trachoma Health Promotion Programme Ninti One Limited Report for Indigenous Eye Health University of Melbourne 4.8 How could people understand Milpa better? How could people understand Milpa better? Ali Curung Finke Ntaria Warburton Lajamanu Pukatja TOTAL Dancing and song 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 Get teachers to educate 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 More community interaction 9 8 0 0 1 4 22 Giving more information 0 2 1 4 0 4 11 Interacting more directly 0 1 1 3 0 3 8 Milpa is good already 2 3 1 0 7 0 13 Milpa should talk 5 8 0 10 0 1 24 More advertising 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 Aboriginal language 0 4 3 0 0 6 13 Not sure 3 0 2 0 2 1 8 Others 3 0 3 5 4 1 16 Dataset 8: Categorised responses for How could people understand Milpa better? Responses categorised as others (16) include unrelated responses (11), showing bush tucker or medicine (2), through doctors (1), stickers (1) and animated cartoons (1). Although better grouped with the later questions on improving the program, this question brings out participant suggestions on ways messages could be better understood by the target population. Again, it is instructive to present the data in more than one way. Dataset 8.1 (below) categorises responses according to the types of suggestions participants made. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Dancing and song Get teachers to educate More Community Interaction Giving more information Interacting more directly Milpa is good already Milpa should talk More advertising Aboriginal language Not sure Others Ali Curung Finke Ntaria Warburton Lajamanu Pukatja

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