Two Solomon Islanders, Cynthia Joshua and Seraphina Elisha, have now become the first fellows trained in field epidemiology, through the Field Epidemiology Training Program in Papua New Guinea’s (FETPNG). Mentored by Australian Health Security Corps member Mica Hartley, the two fellows worked on implementing projects to improve national surveillance systems.
The Indo-Pacific Regulatory Strengthening Program will strengthen the capabilities of National Regulatory Authorities in the region, and improve access to quality registered medical products, mitigating diseases threatening public health. The Centre for Health Security and the Australian Department of Health’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) launched the Indo-Pacific Regulatory Strengthening Program on 3 October 2018, alongside the ASEAN Regulators' Roundtable in Singapore. Six countries in the Indo-Pacific region: Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Laos PDR, will participate in the program.
Summary of common outcomes from across all the workshops, as well as a specific summary of each individual workshop. Any open call for proposals arising from these workshops will be advertised on this website, as well as through other relevant channels, this year. We thank all the participants for their insights.
Under the theme “Advancing Global Partnerships”, stakeholders in the GHSA discussed achievements and priorities for further work in key technical areas, including biosecurity and biosafety, anti-microbial resistance (AMR), regional cooperation, collaboration between the human and animal health sectors, and the financing of national action plans for health security.
Applications are now open for citizens from Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam to apply for an ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowship. Fostering professional development of field epidemiologists, the fellowship provides scholarships to undertake a Masters in Applied Epidemiology (MAE), offered by the Australian National University (ANU).
The Indo-Pacific Centre’s Health Security Corps deployed two Australian volunteers to work with the United Nations (UN) World Health Organization (WHO) in Cambodia. Here, they talk about the challenges and achievements of their assignments, but also how, above all else, public health is delivered with a true commitment to leaving no-one behind.
Papua New Guinea's Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) has been an important part of Papua New Guinea's health system for 50 years. This week Centre for Health Security Head Robin Davies and PNG High Commissioner Bruce Davis travelled to Goroka to mark the Institute's 50th anniversary and announce new support for its work from the Australian aid program.
Following a competitive and peer reviewed process, seven grants were selected totalling AU$16 million over 3 years. The grants involve research and capacity building activities in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Timor-Leste and Vietnam to address key health security challenges.
An Australian not-for-profit biopharmaceutical company, Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH), has become the first Australian company to achieve US FDA approval of a novel small molecule for any indication.