The Dragonfly Story

Whole of Community Approach

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At the same time research in the United States has shown that non-Indigenous children who attend child care centres are up to 5 times more at risk of suffering repeated occurrences of Otitis Media and conductive hearing loss, this increase in risk is thought to be linked to children who attend such centres being more at risk of exposure to bacterial and viral agents that could respiratory disease. While we now recognise that the occurrence of CHL/OM in Indigenous children is high and is steadily increasing in non-Indigenous children, in many cases it may still go undetected.