25 February 2019
The first cohort of ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellows commenced at Australian National University (ANU) in February, as part of a major investment by the Health Security Initiative to build workforce capacity for health security in the region. The four Fellows will undertake studies as part of the Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) and conduct field work on health security threats in Cambodia and Laos.
Following consultation with partners in Cambodia and Laos and a detailed selection process, Vannida Douangboupha (from the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology in Vientiane, Laos) and Srean Chhim (from the Institut Pasteur, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) were chosen from a wide field of infectious disease experts from ASEAN countries.
22 January 2019
Throughout 2019, we're highlighting contributions to the health security of our region made by outstanding individuals, from the research lab to the community clinic. We asked Mark Sullivan about his work in global health.
15 January 2019
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.
8 January 2019
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.
3 January 2019
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.
21 November 2018
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.
7 November 2018
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).
10 October 2018
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.
27 August 2018
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.