Dr Robert Condon is a Public Health Physician with additional qualifications in Tropical Medicine, Applied Epidemiology and Aviation Medicine.
He works closely with governments and development partners in countries of the Pacific Community and in South East Asia to support health policy and systems, health workforce development, strengthening of capacity for the delivery of preventive and clinical health care services, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of aid and development interventions.
His work on preventive interventions includes supporting better outcomes for communicable disease control (including malaria and other vector-borne diseases, tuberculosis, HIV infection and the detection and management of outbreaks of infectious disease); the emerging interface between communicable and non-communicable diseases in the Pacific; and the laboratory systems to support these programs.
He provides expert advice to the World Health Organization and the Pacific Community on a variety of public health, health system and disease control issues, and to the Australian and New Zealand aid programs on their health sector investments in countries of the Asia-Pacific region. He had a central role with WHO in the response to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Asia in 2003.