Pacific Infectious Disease Prevention (PIDP) and ASEAN-Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response (APIDDaR) programs

The Pacific Infectious Disease Prevention (PIDP) program supports activities to mitigate infectious disease threats through support for infection prevention and control; vector (mosquitoes and other insects) control; surveillance of infectious diseases, immunisation coverage and treatment-resistance in pathogens and vectors. Activities will be delivered with partner governments and regional organisations in Papua New Guinea, the Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste.

  • Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance – Regional Immunisation Support and Engagement (ARIA-RISE) - Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Pacific island countries

     
  • Advancing Surveillance and Training to Enhance Recognition of Infectious Disease (ASTEROID) - Timor Leste

     
  • Pacific Evidence Informed Policies and programs (Pac-EVIPP) - Pacific Island countries

     
  • Mitigating the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance in Pacific Island Countries - Solomon Islands, Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea

     
  • ACTUP-PNG: Accelerating The UPtake of initiatives to address HIV Drug Resistance surveillance - Papua New Guinea

     
  • Building Capacity for Evidence Based Sustainable Vector Surveillance and Control in the Pacific - Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island countries

     

 

The ASEAN-Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response (APIDDaR) aims to help to build capacity to detect and respond to disease outbreaks. Activities focus on laboratory strengthening; workforce development (particularly for the field epidemiology workforce); and improved outbreak detection and management systems. Activities will be delivered with partner governments and regional organisations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  • Strengthening veterinary workforce in Asia-Pacific for infectious disease detection and response  (Vet-APIDDaR) - Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pacific Islands

     
  • Public health outbreak investigation and surveillance training in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea - Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji

     
  • Strengthening Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific Region through Knowledge (SPARK) - PNG, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Solomon Islands

     
  • South East Asia LABoratory (SEALAB) Strengthening - Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia

     
  • Strengthening the Front Line for Health Secure Communities - Myanmar, Indonesia

     
  • PNG and the Republic of Indonesia for the Micro-Elimination of tuberculosis (PRIME-TB) - Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Timor-Leste

     
  • Strengthening Health Security through PHEOC for Public Health Emergencies in Myanmar and Laos - Myanmar, Laos

     

In March 2019, DFAT opened a call for proposals under the Health Security Initiative for country-specific and multi-country activities to strengthen infectious disease detection, prevention and response in the Indo-Pacific region. DFAT invited proposals under two streams of funding:

  • The Pacific Infectious Disease Prevention (PIDP) program, covering Papua New Guinea, Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste. PIDP supports activities to mitigate infectious disease threats through support for infection prevention and control; vector (mosquitoes and other insects) control; surveillance of infectious diseases, immunisation coverage and treatment-resistance in pathogens and vectors. The total funding allocated to this program is $25 million over 2019-2022.

  • The ASEAN-Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response (APIDDaR) program, covering both the Pacific and Southeast Asia. APIDDaR helps to build capacity to detect and respond to disease outbreaks through laboratory strengthening; workforce development (particularly for the field epidemiology workforce); and improved outbreak detection and management systems. The total funding allocated to this program is $28 million over 2019-2022.