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Meet Thelma Weston, vibrant manager of the Winnunga needle exchange program

Date posted: 21 March 2016

Mrs Thelma Weston is an 80 year old Elder, who manages the Winnunga Nimmityjah needle exchange program. It is estimated that she delivers 400 safe needle use and disposal packs a month to Aboriginal people who inject drugs in her area.

However, Mrs Weston says that many of the people who come for clean needles are not Indigenous. Mrs Weston has identified that many Aboriginal people dispose of their needles in a more discreet way.

Mrs Weston has defied the odds, in order to deliver a safe and accessible service to those struggling with the use of injected substances.

To read more about Mrs Weston's life achievements, please follow the news story in the links below.

Source: The Canberra Times


Last updated: 23 March 2016
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