Breaking the cycle of heart disease together

Our Remote Laundries project was privileged to join forces with the National Heart Foundation of Australia at the Barunga Festival this year to share knowledge about skin health for heart health.

Watch this impactful video from the festival.

Since its inception (in Barunga), the project has had a phenomenal impact, reducing scabies infections by up to 60 per cent, a crucial step in reducing the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), a 100 per cent preventable condition in remote communities.

We are excited to be partnering with the Heart Foundation to help secure funding to enable us to spread the impact of the laundries more widely and to completely eradicate RHD from the NT.

“$23 million would prepare the ground for the complete removal of RHD in the NT within the next five to six years,” said David Lloyd, Heart Foundation CEO.

“Our shared vision is bold and ambitious and together we can make it happen,” said Elizabeth Morgan-Brett, Aboriginal Investment Group CEO.