The Remote Area Health Corps in 2023

Public health alert - Penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae (PPNG): changes to treatment recommendations for gonorrhoea Northern Territory wide

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that most commonly infects the urethra and the cervix. It can also infect the anus and throat.

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Northern Territory Immunisation Schedule update - 1 November 2023 

The Northern Territory (NT) Immunisation Schedules have been updated to reflect the introduction of the shingles vaccine Shingrix® to the National Immunisation Program from 1 November 2023.

Supporting our community: online Social and Emotional Wellbeing Resources during the Voice referendum

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet have launched a portal that brings together a collection

National Nursing Forum 2023

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) team had a great time at the National Nursing Forum in Adelaide this year.

Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week takes place every year in the first week of August. In 2023 Dental Health Week focuses on the mouth and whole-body connection with the theme Mind, Body, Mouth – it's all connected.

RAHC and Miwatj partner to support Galiwinku

In May 2023, RAHC partnered with Miwatj to deliver child health checks and assist with a backlog of immunisations in Galiwinku.

Donate life week - Neesha's story

This week is Donate Life Week, and we would like to share Neesha's story.

Neesha is a young woman from Darwin in her 20s who has been waiting four years for a life-saving kidney donation. 

Health Alert: Increase in cases of Crusted Scabies

There has been an increasing number of crusted scabies cases observed across the Northern Territory (NT), with a 35% increase in 2023 to date, compared with recent years.

NAIDOC Week – For Our Elders

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Health Alert: Tuberculous

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease that can cause serious illness and even death by damaging the lungs or other parts of the body.

World Blood Donor Day

Give blood, give plasma, share life, and share often.

Ongoing learning with RAHCs eLearning platform

RAHCs eLearning platform was created to increase awareness of working within remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

World No Tobacco day

World No Tobacco Day brings awareness to more people worldwide on the dangers and health risks of smoking tobacco.