Revealing the public health significance of skin infections among Aboriginal children living in the Pilbara: a call to action in Western Australia

David Christopher Johan Hendrickx

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    The burden of skin infections in children living in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia remains largely undocumented. This innovative research establishes skin infections as a major child health issue impacting early child development in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia on the basis of primary care clinic and hospitalisation data; identifies barriers to their prevention and control using qualitative research methods; evaluates the potential role of community swimming pools in lowering the burden of skin infections; and formulates recommendations for integrated strategies conducted in partnership with communities for their improved prevention and control in remote Aboriginal community settings.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Walker, Roz, Supervisor
    • Carapetis, Jonathan, Supervisor
    • Bowen, Asha, Supervisor
    • Boelaert, M, Supervisor, External person
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date28 Feb 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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