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20 years as CEO!
Last week we celebrated 20 years of Sarah Brown as CEO of Purple House! Sarah has worked alongside the all-Indigenous Board of Directors since the inception of the organisation. She is an amazing asset to Purple House and has been a strong voice advocating for high quality, community-led health care for Indigenous Australians.
Purple House Dialysis is reopening in Kiwirrkurra! As one of Australia’s most remote communities that remains without safe drinking water after two years, this was no small feat.
‘Pana, Tjulpirpa, Pikli’
Pana (Pintupi-Luritja for ‘sand’ or ‘earth’), Tjulpirpa (Pitjantjatjara for ‘soft sand’), Pilki (Kukaja/Pintupi for ‘sloppy’ or ‘wet mud’) is an exhibition of ceramics by Purple House patients.
Purple House response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Purple House provides dialysis in the most remote parts of Australia
Purple House is an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service operating from its base in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Now operating 18 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck, Purple House is getting patients back home so that families and culture can remain strong.
Remote Indigenous people in Central Australia are up to 30 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease.
Families must move off their country and come to Alice Springs or Darwin for dialysis treatment. Communities are left without elder leadership, families are broken and culture is weakened. Patients suffer from isolation and depression, restricted by a dialysis machine for their foreseeable future.
Purple House is a home away from home for these Indigenous dialysis patients.
Bush Balm products are made from wild harvested plants from Central Australia. Developed by people with an unbroken tradition of Indigenous intellectual and cultural knowledge, Bush Balms are truly made from the heart, offering Indigenous employment opportunities and no cost bush medicine for our patients.
Purple House exists because of the support of people like you!
As we are a registered charity, donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Your donations helps us get more people well and back home on country.