Dr Ross Andrews presents ‘A regional initiative to reduce skin infections amongst Aboriginal children living in remote NT communities’, on Monday, 26 May from 12pm-1pm.
Skin sores are endemic amongst Aboriginal children in Australia’s Northern Territory. These infections have been linked to chronic heart and kidney disease, for which Indigenous Australians carry a disease burden that is amongst the highest worldwide.
Dr Andrews’ seminar will report on the results of a community-based collaboration in the East Arnhem region of the NT, which aimed to reduce the prevalence of skin infections in Aboriginal children.
Dr Ross Andrews is an epidemiologist with Menzies School of Health Research Child Health Division.
This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.