Challenging perceptions of non-compliance with rheumatic fever prophylaxis in a remote Aboriginal community

Zinta Harrington, David P Thomas, Bart J Currie and Joy Bulkanhawuy
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (10): 514-517.
  • Zinta Harrington1
  • David P Thomas2
  • Bart J Currie1,3
  • Joy Bulkanhawuy4

  • 1 Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.
  • 2 Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT.
  • 4 Yalu Marngithinyaraw, Galiwin'ku, Galiwin'ku Community, Elcho Island, NT.



Funding for the project and salary for Joy Bulkanhawuy was obtained through a grant from the Department of Health and Ageing Regional Health Services Program. Zinta Harrington was supported by a scholarship from the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health. David Thomas is supported by NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant No. 236235. Sincere thanks to all the people who participated in this project.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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