In the Media

  1. representatives from APLMA, Australia’s TGA and the Department of Drugs and Food (DDF), Cambodia

    Exploring Medicine and Medical Device Regulation Challenges in Cambodia

    17 January 2019 - APLMA

    The Indo Pacific Regulatory Strengthening Program (RSP) began 2019 with a mission to Cambodia, the 6th mission in the region since December 2017.

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  2. Researchers at the University of Queensland

    CEPI partners with University of Queensland to create rapid-response vaccines

    17 January 2019 - Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness

    The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the University of Queensland (UQ)—one of the country’s leading research institutions—have announced a partnering agreement. This funding coincides with the Australian Government committing a further US$ 3.2 million (AU$ 4.5 million) to support CEPI’s mission to develop life-saving vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. The funding will come from the Government’s Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific.

  3. global citizen logo

    New Asia-Pacific Partnership Aims to Stop Fake Medicines Taking the Region Hostage

    10 January 2019 - Global Citizen

    Papua New Guinea and Australia have joined a regional health partnership with five Southeast Asian nations in an attempt to improve access to regulated lifesaving medicines throughout the Indo-Pacific. 
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  4. 9th Southeast Asia & Western Pacific Bi-regional TEPHINET Scientific Conference

    10 January 2019 - TEPHINET

    The conference sessions revolved around the theme, “Investing in field epidemiology training programs in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

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  5. raising support for aid

    What’s more effective in raising support for aid, kindness or the national interest?

    13 December 2018 - DevPolicy

    The experiment involved a sample of over 4,000 Australians. Each participant was randomly allocated either to a control group who were only asked a set of questions about their views on Australian aid, or to one of several treatment groups. Each of the treatment groups was provided with a short newspaper-like article about an Australian aid initiative – an initiative modelled on the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. 
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  6. Surveillance Workshop

    Environmental Health, Data Standards and Open Source Software

    5 December 2018 - Gaia Resources Blog

    Recently, I was asked to give a couple of talks to the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security (IPCHS) around the Atlas of Environmental Health. 
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  7. Staff from the Vietnamese Drug Administration and Australian TGA teams

    Speeding up the registration of priority tests and treatments in Vietnam

    4 December 2018 - APLMA

    Efforts to strengthen medicines regulation and accelerate the registration of tools to test and treat malaria are underway in Vietnam. Following the launch of the Indo-Pacific Regulatory Strengthening Program (RSP), the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) together with APLMA visited Viet Nam for a scoping mission this week, the 5th mission in the region since December 2017.

  8. Australia’s Indo-Pacific health security initiative

    22 November 2018 - Lowy Interpreter

    The pressing question is whether $300 million will be sufficient to lock in the early gains achieved by this initiative so that the region, and Australia, benefits. We should not only ask “is it wise?”, but also “is it enough?”.  
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  9. Singapore skyline

    APLMA Board welcomes eminent leaders in public health and development

    17 October 2018 - APLMA

    The APLMA Board of Directors met in October for their second semi-annual meeting of 2018, in Singapore.

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  10. Securing Indo-Pacific health security: Australia’s approach to regional health security

    15 October 2018 - Australian Journal of International Affairs

    This article considers the implications of Australia’s new regional health security initiative, its focus and direction. 
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