Mulggan Camp Scabies Prevention Day

Scabies Day 2024

Mulggan Camp recently held Scabies Prevention Day, an event aimed at improving public health and living conditions. Roper Gulf Regional Council, in collaboration with Community Development Program (CDP) participants and the Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) program, council replaced blankets and mattresses for residents. The evnt even included a 'Scabies Cake'. This initiative is crucial in reducing the risk of scabies, a common skin condition caused by mites that can lead to severe itching and rash if not addressed promptly.

In addition to providing new bedding, CDP participants assisted community members in cleaning their homes, further contributing to a healthier living environment. These efforts are part of the Improved Visitor Management and Living Skills Plan for Mulggan Camp, funded by the Northern Territory Government. This project aims to enhance the overall quality of life for residents through improved hygiene and living conditions.

Roper Gulf Regional Council is committed to health promotion and disease prevention across all its communities. As part of this commitment, the council's Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) program played a pivotal role in funding the new mattresses and blankets. The AOD program focuses on reducing substance abuse and its related health risks, contributing to broader health initiatives within the region.

Through these combined efforts, Council continues to support and implement programs that address both immediate health concerns and long-term wellness. The collaboration with CDP participants exemplifies how community involvement is essential in achieving these goals.

Thank you to everyone involved in these efforts, which are making tangible improvements in public health and living conditions at Mulggan Camp.