Pandemic Influenza Containment Strategies in Aboriginal Communities

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: January 2010
  • Expected end date: December 2012
  • Completion date: December 2012
  • Funded by: NHMRC
  • Lead organisation:

Influenza is a serious disease with a much greater impact in Indigenous communities. This project will work with Aboriginal communities in NSW, north Qld and WA on modifying the national pandemic influenza plan to develop control strategies that are acceptable to the culture and circumstances of those communities, A template and acceptable process will then be offered to other Indigenous communities, finally leading to negotiation to modify implementation of pandemic influenza plans.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Richard Speare,
  • Chief Investigator: David Durrheim,
  • Chief Investigator: Adrian Miller,
  • Chief Investigator: Komla Tsey,
  • Chief Investigator: Carmel Nelson, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

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Professor Sherry Saggers
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Miller, A., Massey, P., D., Judd, J., Kelly, J., Durrheim, D., N., Clough, A., R., Speare, R. and Saggers, S. (2015). Using a participatory action research framework to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia about pandemic influenza. Rural and Remote Health, 15: 2923. [RJ1072] View web page

Massey, P., D., Miller, A., Saggers, S., Durrheim, D., N., Speare, R., Taylor, K., A., Pearce, G., Odo, T., Broome, J., Judd, J., Kelly, J., Blackley, M. and Clough, A., R. (2011). Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the development of pandemic influenza containment strategies: community voices and community control. Health Policy, 103, pp. 184-190. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.07.004 [RJ813] View web page

Miller, A., Durrheim, D., N., Blackley, M., Broome, J., Clough, A., R., Judd, J., Kelly, J., Pearce, G., Purcell, C., Massey, P., D., Saggers, S., Speare, R., Taylor, K., A. and Odo, T. (2010). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities forgotten in new Australian National Action Plan for human influenza pandemic: "ask us, listen to us, share with us". Editorial. The Medical Journal of Australia, 193, (6), pp. 316-317. doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03939.x [RJ784] View web page