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Lou Carrington

Kiribati puts new Infection Prevention and Control measures to the test

4 September 2020

Kiribati Ministry of Health, along with help from an Australian infection prevention control (IPC) adviser were able to trial new training and processes during an outbreak of measles, a fortuitous test run ahead of preparing for potential COVID-19 outbreaks in the Pacific nation.

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Pacific Heads of Nursing 2020

Pacific nurses better prepared to face pandemic

27 August 2020

Australia is working with nurses in the Pacific region to better prepare them to face the coming COVID-19 health challenges.

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Indo-Pacific Vaccine

Australia to promote COVID-19 vaccine equity for developing countries

26 August 2020

Australia will provide $80 million to the COVAX Facility Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC) to improve access to safe, effective and affordable COVID-19 vaccines for 92 countries in our region and around the world.

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Dengue Taskforce, Solomon Islands

Strengthening mosquito control in Pacific Islands

21 August 2020

A new project funded by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security will enable 12 Pacific Island nations to combat outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases and improve the health of people in the region by strengthening vector surveillance and control programs.

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Global Health Security Agenda

Global Health Security Agenda calls for leadership on COVID-19

24 July 2020

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) has reaffirmed the need for timely and transparent international cooperation a to stop the devastating public health, social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PINTAR Research Project Supports Indonesian Response to COVID-19

9 July 2020

Researchers funded through the Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative are providing vital information to the Indonesian Government about COVID-19 treatment practices in community settings.

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The Indo-Pacific RSP Adapts Quickly to Provide Essential Support

2 July 2020

The Indo-Pacific Regulatory Strengthening Program (RSP) has rapidly moved key activities online to support Australia’s neighbours as they respond to COVID-19.

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CEPI and FindDx to receive additional Australian funding

3 June 2020

The Prime Minister of Australia announced on 5 May two grants of $7.5 million each to be provided under DFAT’s Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) respectively.

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Elenor Kerr

ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellow on the COVID-19 Frontline

2 June 2020

With a background in international development and experience working in China and Myanmar, Elenor Kerr wanted to be a part of the valuable contributions that field epidemiology can have towards responding to health emergencies in South-East Asia.

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Cambodia Contact Tracing

ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellows respond to COVID-19 outbreak

3 April 2020

Epidemiologists from the ASEAN-Australian Health Security Fellowship Program are working with incident response leaders and frontline health workers in efforts to contain and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across South-East Asia.

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