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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
The Australian Government’s unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health takes the next vital step forward today, with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation.
The Australian Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.
Transcript of Minister Hunt speaking about the Australian Government's decision to list Kalydeco for the treatment of cystic fibrosis for young children on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme from 1 August 2019.
The Australian Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s announcement on agreements with all 8 states and territories for projects under the $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program.
The Liberal National Government will commit funding of up to $6.8 million to improve understanding and management of pain by consumers and health professionals.
Patients in Bowen will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with the Liberal National Government awarding $5 million to Bowen Hospital for the purchase of a CT Scanner.
The Australian Government will list crucial medicines for Cancer, Parkinson’s and motor neurone on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $300,000 a year.
Free access to glucose monitoring devices will save pregnant women, children and more adults living with type 1 diabetes up to $7,000 a year from 1 March 2019.
The Australian Government is launching a comprehensive research effort to tackle the nation’s two biggest killers - heart disease and stroke - with an unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health.
The Australian Government has released the National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions to help people living with chronic lung conditions and has provided $4 million as an immediate response to support its recommendations.
The Australian Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 Australians.
The Australian Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.
$12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne regarding the announcement of $12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland and Rural and Regional Health.
The Australian Government has welcomed news of a medical research breakthrough that could soon benefit 2,000 Australians living with motor neurone disease (MND).
The Liberal National Government is providing nearly $1 million in funding to a medical research project that will use human stem cells to develop kidneys as an alternative for renal replacement.
The Liberal National Government will list a new medicine for adults with genetic kidney disease on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients around $23,000 a year.
The Liberal National Government will invest more than half a billion dollars in world-leading health and medical research that aims to improve the lives of all Australians.
The Australian Government will list new medicines for severe asthma, and severe growth hormone deficiency on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $21,000 a year.