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  1. PNG IMR researcher holding culture dish

    New support announced at PNGIMR 50th Anniversary

    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. 

  2. SSHS Grants

    Stronger Systems for Health Security Applied Research Grants

    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.

  3. Mark Sullivan CEO

    Australian company’s new treatment for river blindness approved by the US FDA

    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.

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    New Contributions to Global Emergency Outbreak Response

    Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific will contribute AU$13.5 million to multilateral financing mechanisms for global emergency outbreak response.

  5. Indonesia consultations

    Former WHO Directors, communicable disease experts on board for Southeast Asia Mission

    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.

  6. A researcher at work - Credit: Harvard University, Justin Ide (Flickr)

    New Tools for Emerging Diseases: Product Development Partnerships Announced

    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).

  7. Dr Jimmie Rodgers to Head Pacific Scoping Mission

    Dr Jimmie Rodgers to Head Pacific Scoping Mission

    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.

  8. ASEAN Aust logo banner

    ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellows

    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.