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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-07-16

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/233530

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/656929

Page content

8 NT NEWS. Saturday, July 16, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 8 C O L O R : C M Y K TONIGHT tattersalls.com.au Your ticket to dream Draw 3129 NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Dees ease disease Players campaign to stop trachoma By JESS WEBSTER Ali James Jr looks up to Max Gawn Matthew Broadbent, Alipate Carlile, Jack Trengove and Colin Sylvia Matthew Bate signs for Austin Green Bate and Cale Morton with fans Brent Moloney and Liam Jurrah say hello to Zoe Miller 9, at the Royal Darwin Hospital Pictures: JUSTIN SANSON, FIONA MORRISON MELBOURNE Demons star Liam Jurrah eyed a different prize at Royal Darwin Hospital yesterday as part of his role as ambassador for the elimination of trachoma. The Territorian and fellow Demon team-mates Brent Moloney, Max Gawn and Colin Garland joined forces with Professor Hugh Taylor from the University of Melbourne to raise awareness of the infectious eye disease. Australia is the only developed country that still has trachoma, which occurs in about two thirds of Aboriginal communities. Its very important for the indigenous communities to eliminate trachoma, Jurrah said. Its just important for indigenous communities to keep their face clean and do it every day. They can get blind and we want to eliminate that. Prof Taylor says the program in conjunction with Melbourne Football Club has been well received within indigenous communities. Weve been running with Melbourne the clean faces, strong eyes program and Liam Jurrah has been doing a super job with that and Aaron Davey has also been helping out a lot, he said. There has been tremendous progress that we have seen on this current trip in achieving reductions in trachoma often up to 75 per cent over the last 12 months or so, which is really exciting. This infection of trachoma is spread from one childs eye to another . . . so getting that message out about clean faces and strong eyes is a really important message.


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