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Posted on 12 January 2017

Strongyloides: A Neglected Tropical Disease

Strongyloides: A Neglected Tropical Disease

Strongyloides, Strongyloides stercoralis, are tiny parasitic worms that cause a disease, strongyloidiasis, with symptoms of varying severity, from mild, intermittent symptoms to fatalies. Strongyloides infect many people in the northern two-thirds of the Australian continent, including ARDS members. Other people who may be infected include migrants, returned service personnel, and returned travelers who have lived in or visited countries where people also have Strongyloides. There is a mistaken belief among health professionals that Strongyloides lives indefinitely in the soil, whereas in fact, the soil stages live for less than 3 weeks after contamination of soil with faeces from an infected person. ARDS is advocating for strongyloidiasis to be notifiable nationally. Currently only the severe form of the disease is notifiable, and only in the NT. We also advocate for a coordinated program for eliminating the disease in Australia. For further information, follow these links:

Posted on 14 December 2016

Pathways in Mental Health - Dhukarr Muḻkurrgu Guŋga’yunaraw

Pathways in Mental Health - Dhukarr Muḻkurrgu Guŋga’yunaraw

In 2016, ARDS collaborated closely with the Ŋalkaṉbuy Comprehensive Mental Health Service from Galiwin'ku, North East Arnhem Land, to produce a unique video resource that explores and documents the service’ unique model of community-controlled mental health care.This educational resource examines…

Posted on 13 December 2016

Yolŋu Radio 2016 and beyond

Yolŋu Radio 2016 and beyond

For Yolŋu Radio, 2017 is shaping up with some exciting new developments and building on the successes of 2016. A number of new talk shows are in development including the commencement of Homeland News. Responding to listener surveys, the team will continue to strive to meet our audience needs in the…

Posted on 13 December 2016

Gälpu Yothu Yindi Gospel

Gälpu Yothu Yindi Gospel

We’re pleased to announce that ‘Galpu Yothu Yindi Gospel’ by Bärra - The West Wind is in the final stages of post production, to be launched December 2016 in Yirrkala.  An 11 track gospel album in Galpu and Gumatj languages, the album features a mixture of new productions of classic Yolŋu…

Posted on 13 December 2016

Screen Territory

Screen Territory

2016 has seen ARDS develop a number of aesthetic and insightful films that illuminate Yolŋu Culture. As part of an ongoing commitment to filmmakers, the NT Government provided funding for two productions, Dark Science and Black As, which were supported through the Screen Grants program.The funding from…

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