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.
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.
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.