Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific will contribute AU$13.5 million to multilateral financing mechanisms for global emergency outbreak response.
The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security’s second scoping mission to Southeast Asia begins this week, with Professor David Heymann CBE and Dr Guénaël Rodier co-leading the study.
Health Security Initiative funds 50 per cent increase Australian funding for the development of innovative tools to combat malaria, other mosquito-borne diseases, and tuberculosis (TB).
Former Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) and now Board member of the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), Dr Jimmie Rodgers, is heading up the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security’s (IPCHS) high-level scoping mission to Papua New Guinea and several Pacific island countries.
The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security will partner with the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at The Australian National University (ANU) to deliver the ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowship Program.
The Program will engage and strengthen the skills of field epidemiologists – experts in responding to communicable disease and public health threats – from Australia and ASEAN partner nations to increase our region’s health security capacity.