Latest News

  1. Mark Sullivan speaking

    Health Security Hero - Mark Sullivan

    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. 

    Read the full story

  2. Solomon Island FETP ellows and Mica Hartley, Health Security Corps

    Solomon Islands locals become first trained field epidemiology specialists

    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.

    Read the full story

  3. RSP Launch

    Six countries partner on Regulatory Strengthening Program

    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.

    Read the full story

  4. Surveillance Workshop

    Consultation workshop outcomes

    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.

    Read the full story

  5. Women working in rice paddies

    Australia joins GHSA Steering Committee

    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.

    Read the full story

  6. ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowships – apply now

    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).

    Read the full story

  7. Y Lisson HSC banner

    Australian Health Security Corps committed to people-centred public health in Cambodia

    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.

    Read the full story

  8. PNG IMR researcher holding culture dish

    New support announced at PNGIMR 50th Anniversary

    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. 

    Read the full story

  9. SSHS Grants

    Stronger Systems for Health Security Applied Research Grants

    2 July 2018

    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.

    Read the full story

  10. Mark Sullivan CEO

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

    26 June 2018

    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.

    Read the full story