In planning and responding to issues of health security and priorities of the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade found the information wasn’t easily accessible. “The State of Health Security in the Indo-Pacific Region” report, more than 100 pages in length provides an in-depth analysis of health security risk, including drivers of disease emergence and recommendations for improvement.
In the Media
2 July 2019 - Devex
29 May 2019 - The Interpreter published by Lowy Institute
AMR, commonly known as “drug resistance”, occurs when bugs such as bacteria, viruses and fungi become immune to medicines that once killed them or inhibited their growth. Resistance poses a serious threat to universal health coverage and the sustainable development goals, and is significantly accelerated by the increasing use of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics.
3 May 2019 - DW News
Epidemiologist Katrina Roper was deployed to Sierra Leone during the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people. As a "disease detective," it was her job to go door to door to trace the deadly virus and work out how it was spreading.
4 March 2019
True to form, assessments of Julie Bishop’s five-year stint at Foreign Minister, which ended at the weekend, have said little about her role at the head of Australia’s four billion dollar aid program. Yet, for a small country like Australia, lacking in superpower status, the aid program is probably the main instrument by which a Foreign Minister can exercise influence.
1 March 2019 - World Bank
"Our support for the PEF comes from Australia’s determination to help reduce the risk of global pandemics and improve health security for all,” said the Head of the Centre for Health Security in Australia, Mr. Robin Davies. “Supporting this escalated Ebola response ensures that the PEF continues to fulfill its mission.”
20 February 2019 - Gaia Resources
When groups like the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, or the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee meet up they look at these sorts of reports for each State in paper or digital forms, so there’s a lot of different ways in which that data is presented (we’ve presented at NAMAC once before on the Atlas of Environmental Health). So, how can we improve on this situation?
29 January 2019 - Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Speech - There are a lot of people in this room, very many familiar faces and very many friends who are important to the US-Australia relationship. And in addition to my friend and colleague Joe, the Ambassador, I wanted to acknowledge two other individuals. Read more
29 January 2019 - Australian Institute of International Affairs
The Australian Government maintains a strong interest in the health affairs of Indo-Pacific countries.
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.
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.