The Healthy Skin team at Telethon Kids Institute developed the Hip Hop 2 SToP video with school kids participating in their SToP Trial in the Kimberley. This video was a partnership with Aboriginal community members and focuses on important environmental health messages to keep skin strong and healthy.
The Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases (based at Telethon Kids Institute) is working to deliver better ear health outcomes for all kids. Working in partnership with the Aboriginal community in south metro Perth, families are seen through the Djaalinj Waakinj (listening and talking) program while our microbiologists work in the lab to discover better prevention and treatment for otitis media (middle ear infections).
Extremely preterm infants, born less than 28 weeks gestation, account for 75% of newborn death and disability. Can topical coconut oil reduce late-onset sepsis in extremely preterm infants?
Researchers across Australia and New Zealand are participating in the COSI-2 trial to evaluate the effect of coconut oil when used for skin care in extremely preterm infants on the development of sepsis.
Dr Lea-Ann Kirkham
Wiping out childhood ear infections
Telethon Kids Institute researchers one step closer to wiping out childhood ear infections
Researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute have identified the main bacteria responsible for recurrent ear infections and repeat ear surgeries in children - bringing them one step closer to eliminating ear infections in young children.
Meningococcal disease has taken so much from little Robbie Buchan, but not his spirit. Now 6 years old, we have struck down by the deadly disease just after his first birthday. It ravaged his limbs so badly, they had to be amputated. He was very lucky to even survive.
But now, new, groundbreaking research funded by Telethon is paving the way to stop meningococcal in its tracks.