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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 21 Report for Indigenous Eye Health University of Melbourne 4.11 Does anything stop you from keeping faces clean? Does anything stop you from keeping faces clean? Ali Curung Finke Ntaria Warburton Lajamanu Pukatja TOTAL Being lazy 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 Cold weather 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 Going bush 3 1 0 0 0 2 6 Kids don't want to 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 No hot water 0 3 0 5 0 3 11 No running water 0 5 1 4 1 0 11 Lack of education 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 No or nothing 15 16 12 13 16 5 77 Others 3 2 0 1 1 6 13 Dataset 11: Categorised responses for Does anything stop you from keeping faces clean? In response to the important question for the evaluation of whether anything prevents participants from keeping faces clean (summarised in Dataset 11 above), 77 of 133 participants indicated they faced no obstacles to keeping faces clean, while 45 participants said they do (with 43 participants indicating more than one reason). Of the eight categories indicating a barrier, no running water or no hot water are the most frequently cited, affecting 22 people. The others category comprised unrelated responses (7), due to ceremony (2), sore eyes (1), sore shoulder (1), dont know (1) and dry skin (1). 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Being lazy Cold weather Going bush Kids don't want to No hot water No running water Lack of education No or nothing Others Ali Curung Finke Ntaria Warburton Lajamanu Pukatja