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Posted on 07 February 2017

Top End Smoke Free Spaces

Top End Smoke Free Spaces

On the 17th, 18th and 19th of January a team from ARDS comprised of Johanna Ward (CEO), Howard Amery (Community engagement specialist) and Matt Wrigley (Top End Smoke-Free Spaces Project Manager) visited Ramingining and Warruwi to describe the Project to community decision makers and discuss whether…

Posted on 07 February 2017

Family Violence Prevention Education Continues

Family Violence Prevention Education Continues

Ramangiṉiŋ Jan 30th – Feb 3rd.Yinin and Dave spent a week in Ramangiṉiŋ continuing ARDS’ Family Violence Prevention Education projects. The team facilitated workshops with men’s, women’s and mixed groups of Yolŋu who had lots to input into the sessions. We’ve been really impressed by the strong engagement…

Posted on 12 January 2017

Power and Water Partnership

Power and Water Partnership

ARDS Aboriginal Corporation is please to announce that it has been selected as a Panel member for the Northern Territory Power and Water Community Engagement Panel. Panel members will assist NT Power and Water to engage with NT Aboriginal Communities over the coming 3 years whenever new technology is…

Posted on 12 January 2017

Law Info Northern Territory Launch

Law Info Northern Territory Launch

On Friday 9th December, the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission launched a website that shares legal information in plain language. Stories, videos, pictures and sound files will help Territorians to find, understand and use answers to common legal questions. You can find this new website at www.lawinfont.org.au.ARDS…

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:

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