This report provides a summary of the development and activities of the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, an Aboriginal organisation representing Yanangu people on dialysis in the remote Western Desert spanning the Northern Territory/Western Australia border. Yanangu living in this area experience some of the highest rates of kidney failure in Australia and until recently all dialysis treatment took place in the far away desert centre of Alice Springs. Making extensive use of photographs and quotes from community members, the report shows how the Yanangu implemented a series of initiatives between 2000 and 2005 to ensure a smoother and more culturally appropriate treatment regime while at the same time minimising disruption to families and communities.

Author P. Rivalland
Type Publications
Year 2006
Making all our Families Well
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