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.

Posts

SA Health gives green light for community dialysis

For more than 15 years, APY Lands communities and support organisations have been campaigning to have access to community-based renal dialysis on the APY Lands. For over a year, SA Health has stalled on providing a... read on

Odette Gibson (Wardliparingga) on Diabetes

This week’s interview is about diabetes and we chat with Dr Odette Gibson from the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit. Odette explains what diabetes is and what we can do to stay strong and healthy. She... read on

Program 234: Odette Gibson (Wardliparingga) on Diabetes

This week’s program focuses on diabetes and we chat with Dr Odette Gibson from the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit... read on

Program 230: Update on Dialysis from Purple House

This week’s program is about community-base dialysis and includes interviews with Sarah Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of Western Desert Dialysis Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, and Philip Price who is helping Western Desert Dialysis to raise funds for the running costs of the Ernabella/Pukatja Dialysis Centre... read on

Purple House on Dialysis in Ernabella

This week’s interview is about community-base dialysis and we talk with Sarah Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of Western Desert Dialysis Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, and Philip Price who is helping Western Desert Dialysis to... read on

Program 224: Update from Tammy Franks MLC

In this week’s Paper Tracker radio program, we talk with the Honourable Tammy Franks MLC from the SA Greens Party. Tammy shares her thoughts on the recent changes to the SA Aboriginal Heritage Act, community-based dialysis, the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, and community street lighting ... read on

Update from Tammy Franks MLC

This weeks Paper Tracker interview is with the Honourable Tammy Franks MLC from the SA Greens Party and a member of the SA Legislative Council and the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee. Tammy shares her thoughts... read on

Program 222: ‘Mai Wiru’ talks about healthy food

The focus of this week’s Paper Tracker radio program is on healthy and affordable food. We talk with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk... read on

Mai Wiru on healthy food

The focus of this week’s Paper Tracker interview is on healthy and affordable food. We talk with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk. This is the first part... read on

Community-based dialysis – taking stock of the past 15 years

In response to an invitation from the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee, the Paper Tracker gave a presentation on community-based dialysis to this Committee on 9 September 2015. The Standing Committee requested a presentation in response... read on

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