The project, led by Dr. Penelope Abbott of Western Sydney University, is called the INFLATE trial and aims to treat ear infections (Otitis media) in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Otitis media is a major cause of ill health in children and is particularly prevalent in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. If not properly treated otitis media can lead to hearing impairment, which in turn can have serious consequences on education and quality of life. This project brings together researchers from several Australian universities and complements another NHMRC sponsored trial in the same population, and with the same team, in order to reduce the burden of otitis media in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. For more information click here: https://www.nhmrc.gov.
A/Professor Federico Girosi