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  1. Tamanu users in Samoa

    Tamanu – Good data paves the way for equality in Samoa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

    9 September 2021

    Gender shouldn’t be a barrier to accessing a COVID-19 vaccine.


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  2. Women washing in canal, Karnataka, India. Credit: WHO.

    Australian expert appointed to One Health High Level Expert Advisory Panel

    6 September 2021

    The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security is delighted that Professor John Mackenzie, a member of the Centre’s Technical Reference Group, has been announced as one of 26 selected key international experts in the new One Health High Level Expert Advisory Panel established jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the World Organization for Animal Health, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organization.


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  3. Philip Popai

    Health Security Hero - Philip Popai, PNG Field Epidemiologist

    6 September 2021

    World Field Epidemiology Day 2021

    Philip Popai is a field epidemiologist working with the Manus Provincial Health Authority (PHA). Prior to COVID-19, he worked in the emergency department of the provincial hospital. The CEO of the PHA, recognizing his field epidemiology training, requested his transfer to head up the Province’s COVID-19 rapid response team. Since that time, he has been leading case investigation and contact tracing activities in Manus.


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  4. Access to information accelerates Fiji's COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

    4 August 2021

    Australia is supporting the Fiji Government to strengthen health information systems, helping Fijian health authorities to better track vaccinations administered and therefore helping to flatten the curve of the current COVID-19 outbreak.


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  5. COVID-19 Australian deliveries in Fiji

    More than half a million Australian vaccine doses shared with Fiji

    28 July 2021

    A delivery of 100,000 Australian-manufactured AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived on 22 July 2021 and that marks more than 560,000 vaccine doses delivered to Fiji.

    Australia stands with our vuvale during this crucial time, delivering on our commitment of one million COVID-19 vaccine doses for Fiji. These vaccines continue to support the tireless work of the Ministry of Health & Medical Services - Fiji, frontliners, the ANZMAT and FEMAT teams, and Fijians around the country to get vaccinated.


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  6. Eijkman Institute

    Indonesia and Australia partner for enhanced COVID-19 response

    18 June 2021

    Australia is working together with Indonesia to respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to assist our friend and partner in its national vaccine roll out. Indonesia would like to better understand why communities are resistant to getting a COVID-19 jab before it can effectively implement vaccination against the virus.


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  7. Western Province Sleeves Up event

    Australian and PNG community leaders tackle vaccine hesitancy

    2 June 2021

    League legend Mal Meninga has rolled up his sleeves to throw his support behind PNG’s COVID vaccine rollout. The former PNG national team coach and Australian NRL icon is the latest community leader tackling misinformation about COVID-19 and urging people to get vaccinated in the Sleeves Up campaign supported by Australia.


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  8. Public Health poster in Thmey, Cambodia.

    The extra mile to reach every village in Cambodia

    2 June 2021

    Australia is working closely with the Cambodian Government to ensure Cambodians are receiving accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines across vaccination sites in Cambodia. Through our partnership with UNICEF, we are supporting the development of essential public health messaging to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to increase demand for COVID-19 vaccinations.


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  9. Tamanu Rollout

    Australia’s support for its neighbours goes beyond vaccines with safer and modern healthcare

    24 May 2021

    Australia is investing in the health security of our region by funding information systems to keep track of COVID-19 vaccinations in Pacific nations.

    The Australian Government has committed $5 million over the next three years to roll out ‘Tamanu’—an Australian-developed patient-level electronic medical record which can be used as an immunisation register.

    Tamanu is a robust and secure information system which helps track individual patients who have been immunised.


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  10. Sarah Sheridan and Joshua Francis at NITAG, Timor-Leste

    Australian experts working with our neighbours to support COVID-19 vaccination

    3 May 2021

    Australia is working with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health (MoH) to support COVID-19 vaccine roll out plans. Dr Sarah Sheridan, a public health physician with expertise in applied epidemiology and vaccine preventable disease control, has been deployed to Timor-Leste to support MoH planning and implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine deployment in Timor-Leste.

    Her work will complement the efforts of key partners in Timor-Leste supported by Australia including Menzies School of Health Research, WHO, UNICEF and Gavi.


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