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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
The Australian Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s interview with Sharri Markson on SKY News where he talked about a transparency system for surgery fees, flu season and the stillbirth report.
A joint media release with Nicolle Flint MP, Federal Member for Boothby about the Australian Government's response to recommendations made by the Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education Report.
Australia is on track for a record number of flu vaccinations in 2019 with an additional 400,000 flu vaccines to be brought into Australia over the coming weeks to meet unprecedented demand.
The Morrison Government is investing almost $92 million to support better health care for all Tasmanians, improving waiting times for elective surgery, boosting mental health and maternity services and increasing cancer diagnosis scans.
The Liberal National Government will today launch the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 with more than $50 million in funding to improve women’s health in areas such as ovarian cancer and endometriosis.
The Mater Hospital in Townsville will receive $9 million in funding under the Liberal National Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Program to relocate and re-build its Maternity and Neonatal unit.
The Australian Government will convene a national roundtable to address the rate of stillbirth in Australia, along with an initial commitment of $7.2 million for medical research and education programs.
The Liberal National Government is stepping up its fight against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) today by unveiling a new national action plan and more than $7 million in new funding.
The Australian Government will provide $300,000 to the Gidget Foundation to support expectant and new parents experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.
In a highly significant public health accomplishment for Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth.
The Australian Government will invest $200 million in new medical research projects to improve the health of Australian patients through new treatments and support, tackling areas of obesity, mental health and cardiovascular disease.
The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne announcing funding of $241 million for a life-saving medicine for spinal muscular atrophy to be listed on the PBS, $39.5 million for the whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women and $33.8 million for Lifeline.
The Australian Government has released new national medical guidelines for the care of pregnant women, while also detailing a new approach to maternity services.
The ninth day, of the ninth month of the year is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day – when we are reminded that there is no known safe limit of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
As part of Women’s Health Week, all Australian women are being encouraged to take time to think about making positive changes that can improve their health and wellbeing.