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March 11, 2020

New Trachoma Research Findings: “What are you getting dolled up for”

In 2019 Ninti One, with the support of Newman’s Own Foundation, undertook research to identify behaviours and attitudes that are influenced by culture and which present obstacles to the effectiveness of messages on trachoma prevention for some people living in remote communities in Central Australia.

This research found that jealousy, attitudes, priorities and relationships are contributing factors that impact Aboriginal people when it comes to maintaining good healthy hygiene. The information gathered in the research warrants consideration of new approaches to trachoma education messaging including how they are delivered. Read a short summary of the research methodology and findings here Who are you getting dolled up for_text summary