News and Events
Congratulations to our visiting podiatrist Sara Jones for winning the Chancellors Award for Community Service from the University of South Australia. The prize money will be used to purchase equipment that will be used on their visits to the APY Lands. Sara and Cyndi run a fantastic podiatry service.
Anangu staff at our Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura (Aged Care Facility) have, since 2006, been receiving training from Tafe SA. The training has been very successful and a large number of Anangu have received certificates in aged care. You can read about this program at this link and also this link.

Thanks to Tafe for all your assistance with this program over the years and congratulations to all our staff who have obtained certificates through the training.
Our annual STI screen starts today. This is a very important and successful program that has improved the health of the residents of the APY Lands. We encourage everyone to go to our clinics for a check.

You can read about the achievements of this program here.
We are very pleased about the announcement that the South Australian Government will be providing us with funding for new ambulances. For the first time, the APY Lands will have dedicated ambulances and this will reduce the time it takes to respond to medical emergencies.
Our 2017 Annual Report is now available from this webiste. It can be accessed from this link.
Ear health is one of the most difficult problems on the APY Lands.

To help address this, our Ear Health team will be visiting in the week beginning the 10th March.

The team consists of an ENT Specialist Dr David, an audiologist Gillian, our Child Health Nurse Leila and Diana, a nurse who is specifically working on the ear health program.

This team will be visiting Pukatja, Fregon, Mimili and Iwantja and would like to see as many children as possible.
Over the years Nganampa Health Council has produced a number of health promotion videos. These include the "Showerblock Song" that was featured on Facebook and the "Tjikita - Nyuntu Ngayuku Malpa Wiya (Cigarette - You are not my friend" film clip.

We have put all of these resources on one DVD. We are happy to make the available to any organisations that work on the APY Lands and who undertake health promotion work. Please contact Nganampa Health if you want a free DVD.
Nganampa Health Council Strategic Plan for 2015 -17 has been released and can be downloaded from the link below.

Despite the challenges that we face, we have a series of achievements that have improved the health of our population. The strategic plan discusses how these achievements will continue and how the health care we deliver can be improved further.

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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