Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2012

Acknowledgments

Trachoma screening and management data for 2012 were provided to the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit by the Northern Territory (NT), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA) and Queensland (Qld). Data were analysed by region in the NT, SA and WA, with five regions in the NT, four in SA and four in WA. Queensland screened six communities and its data was aggregated for analysis. Jurisdictional authorities had designated 204 remote Aboriginal communities as being at risk of endemic trachoma in 2012.

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The National Trachoma Surveillance and Control Reference Group

OATSIH Representatives

  • Jenean Spencer (Chair)—Assistant Secretary Operational Policy Branch, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait I slander Health, Department of Health and Ageing
  • Stephanie Mackney—Director, Eye, Ear and Dental Health Section, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Representative

  • David Scrimgeour—Public Health Medical Officer Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
  • Tricia Elarde—National Coordinator–Ear and Hearing Health Workforce Project

Expert Representative

  • Hugh Taylor—Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • Donna Mak—Professor and Head, Population and Preventive Health, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) Representative

  • Vicki Krause—Director, Centre for Disease Control, Northern Territory Department of Health

Queensland Department of Health Representative

  • Stephen Lambert—Acting Senior Director, Communicable Diseases Unit, Chief Health Officer Branch Queensland Department of Health

New South Wales Department of Health Representative

  • Paula Spokes—Manager Surveillance, Communicable Disease Branch, Health Protection New South Wales, New South Wales Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health Representative

  • Charles Douglas—Public Health Medical Officer Centre for Disease Control, Northern Territory Department of Health

South Australia Department of Health Representative

  • Lucy Angley—Principal Project Manager Aboriginal Health, Country Health, South Australia Department of Health

Western Australia Department of Health Representative

  • Sandra Crowe—Area Director, Population Health Western Australia Country Health Service

National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit (NTSRU) Representatives

  • John Kaldor—Professor of Epidemiology, Public Health Interventions Research Group
  • Carleigh Cowling—Senior Surveillance Officer

National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit

The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

  • John Kaldor (Chief Investigator)—Professor of Epidemiology, Public Health Interventions Research Group
  • David Wilson (Surveillance Expert)—Associate Professor and Head, Surveillance and Evaluation Program for Public Health
  • Bette Liu (Epidemiology Expert)—Senior Lecturer, School of Public health and Community Medicine, UNSW Scientific Head of Research Assets, The Sax Institute
  • James Ward (Indigenous Health Expert)—Deputy Director, Head Preventative Health, Baker IDI Central Australia
  • Tom Snelling (Paediatric Infectious Diseases Expert)—Consultant in infectious diseases, Princess Margaret Hospital NHMRC Frank Fenner research fellow Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, UWA
  • Carleigh Cowling (Senior Surveillance Officer)

Jurisdictional contributors to trachoma data collection

Northern Territory

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory
  • Centre for Disease Control, Northern Territory Department of Health
  • Healthy School Age Kids Program: Top End and Central Australia

South Australia

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
  • Country Health South Australia, South Australia Health

Western Australia

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • Communicable Diseases Control Directorate, Department of Health, Western Australia
  • Goldfields Population Health Unit
  • Kimberley Population Health Unit
  • Midwest Population Health Unit
  • Pilbara Population Health Unit

Queensland