Publication of new paper evaluating work at Wadeye

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Ready to collect data! L to R: Tamara (ANU), Jason (Thamarrurr Rangers), Jerry (NT Environmental Health), Bonny (AMRRIC) and Boniface (Thamarrurr Rangers).

 
AMRRIC’s long-term collaborator Dr. Tamara Riley, in collaboration with her supervisors and our very own Program Manager – Strategic Delivery Dr Bonny Cumming, has just published “Evaluating Impacts of a One Health Approach to Companion Animal Health and Management in a Remote Aboriginal Community in the Northern Territory, Australia”.

The paper describes Tamara’s evaluation of a collaborative program that AMRRIC has been privileged to be involved with at Wadeye, NT, where we work alongside the amazing

Thamarrurr Development Corporation with support from West Daly Regional Council
In the paper, Tamara describes how the community-driven One Health focused program was evaluated by comparing the percentage of animals desexed, the body and hair condition of dogs, and the presentations at the health clinic for dog bites before versus after 12 months of program implementation. Results show improved animal health measures, while the change in human presentations for dog bites was not statistically significant.
 
To read this insightful paper, please click here.
To read more about AMRRIC and our partners’ work on this program, please see this article on our website here.
Frances Grant
Author: Frances Grant