Kidney Disease

dialysis bus

An alarming and growing number of Anangu need regular dialysis treatment in order to stay alive.

A lack of community-based treatment means dialysis patients must relocate permanently to Adelaide or regional centres like Alice Springs and Port Augusta.

The Paper Tracker monitors efforts to deliver dialysis on Anangu lands. We also track programs and activities aimed at slowing the spread of kidney disease in Anangu communities.

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Remote dialysis now on Medicare!

In this week’s interview we hear about a very exciting development – the changes that the Australian Government is making to Medicare-funded renal medicine items. These changes come out of recommendations made by the Medicare... read on

Program 315: Remote dialysis now on Medicare!

In this week’s program we hear about a very exciting development – the changes to Medicare so that remote dialysis treatments will be funded. We talk with Sarah Brown from Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, the Purple House... read on

Remote dialysis item added to Medicare Benefits Scheme!

Access to dialysis services, and particularly community-based services, has been an issue which the Anangu Lands Paper Tracker has advocated for over many years in response to a need expressed by renal patients living on... read on

Program 292: Art auction for APY dialysis centre

In this week’s program, we talk with Sarah Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku. We find out how the plans are going for the dialysis centre in Ernabella Pukatja, and for an art auction to raise funds for the Centre... read on

Art auction for APY dialysis centre

In this week’s interview, we talk with Sarah Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, also called the Purple House. The Purple House provides renal dialysis services across remote communities... read on

Damon Gameau talks about sugar

Today’s interview is all about sugar! We talk about what it does to our bodies and our minds and some simple things that we can do to reduce our intake of sugar and take more... read on

Program 283: Damon Gameau talks about sugar

This week’s radio show is all about sugar! We talk with Damon Gameau, an actor and the filmmaker behind a movie called, “That Sugar Film”. Damon talks about setting up the Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation and things that we can do to cut down how much sugar we eat... read on

Program 264: Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs

In this week’s program, we interview the leader of the South Australian Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition, Mr Steven Marshall, who has recently also become the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation. He shares his thoughts about the key issues that he plans to focus on as the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation... read on

Program 261: Update from the Purple House

In this week’s program, we talk with Sarah Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, also called the Purple House. We find out about how the plans are going for setting up a permanent dialysis facility in Ernabella Pukatja... read on

Update from Purple House

This week’s interview is with Sarah Brown who is the Chief Executive Officer of Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, also called the Purple House. This fantastic organisation provides dialysis services across remote communities in... read on

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