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We noticed that Anangu listen to a lot of music using USB sticks - especially when travelling in cars.

As a result, we have put all five UPK albums onto one handy USB stick.

If you would like one, please contact us.

Congratulations to Lee Lawrie who is Nganampa Health Council's first Aboriginal Health Worker Practitioner.

As well as working at Nganampa Health Council as a Healthy Lifestyle Worker, Lee is the coach of the Wintjalangu softball team that won the Premiership on Saturday, beating Pukatja by one run.

Nganampa Health Council has made some “Tjikita – Nyuntu Ngayuku Malpa Wiya” stickers. This motto translates to “Cigarette – You are not my friend”.
It is inspired by a true story of an Anangu man who gave up smoking by rolling cigarettes, holding them in front of his face and saying “Nyuntu ngayuku malpa wiya”, before throwing the cigarettes away.

Anyone from the APY Lands who would like some stickers should contact Nganampa Health Council.

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Nganampa Health has completed a statistical analysis of our dental program. The analysis shows that our ability to sustain a dental program and the program preventative focus is resulting in improvements in the dental health of our population. The analysis shows an increase in the number of patients seen, an increase in the number of completed treatments, and an increase in the amount of preventative care.

A significant achievement of the program is that the dental health of 12 year olds on the APY Lands compares well with that in the rest of South Australia.

A report has been prepared that discusses our dental program. It can be accessed from here.

Have at look at the new Housing for Health website at This guide has been funded and developed by Healthabitat. Healthabitat started with Nganampa Health Council's 1987 UPK report. Although it is now a separate organisation, we continue to have strong links. We are very proud that our 1987 UPK Report continues to do a lot of good throughout the world.

Frequently Nganampa Health Council receives requests for information into the outcomes of the programs we operate. Although there is much work to be done to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of the APY Lands, there have been some significant improvements made.

Many of these achievements have been recognised in various Government reports.

Below is a link to a document that summarises some of these reports. Links to the reports are included in the document.

Nganampa Health Region
Umuwa Office
tel: (08) 8954 9040
fax: (08) 8956 7850
Alice Springs Office
3 Wilkinson Street
tel: (08) 8952 5300
fax: (08) 8952 2299
postal: PO Box 2232, Alice Springs, NT, 0871

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Nganampa Health Council acknowledges and pay respects to the traditional custodians of all the Lands, esp the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, on which we work.