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Head Lice Program

The Nindilingarri First aid and Bush medicine officer has been running a trial head lice program in primary schools throughout the Fitzroy Valley. With a thought to show the advantages of being lice free. The idea behind the concept is to teach the children about the facts and expose the myths associated around head lice and their removal. Classes are shown some locally produced videos and take a quiz to learn about lice. They are then taught how to use Hedrin spray n go lice treatment and treat each other in the classroom. Treatments are conducted each term and the program is showing some real promise with all students involved showing an increase in knowledge of head lice and their removal.