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The Australian Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has developed advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of Dengvaxia® for Australians. It includes information about the dengue virus, as well as use, efficacy and safety of the dengue vaccine in Australians.
Australia’s medical device regulator has announced it is proposing to take strong and decisive action to suspend or cancel and recall certain textured breast implants from the Australian market, following a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer.
The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.
New Medicare data shows nearly 9 out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the 9 months from July 2018 to March 2019.
The Australian Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Australian Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders.
From 1 July 2018, the childhood immunisation schedule will be updated based on the advice on clinical experts.
The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ provide up-to-date information and key recommendations about safe vaccine storage. The 3rd edition is now available and includes new appendices to support you.
The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners (GP) service items on the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS). These services include health assessments, chronic disease management plans, and mental health services provided by GPs.
The 2019–20 Federal Budget details the Australian Government's commitment to supporting lifesaving medical research. The Budget includes a $5 billion 10-year investment plan from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The Australian Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through the PBS, helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions.
The Australian Government has signed agreements with all 8 state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP)
The Australian Government is investing $400,000 in 4 innovative research grants to find new ways to protect people at risk of suicide and interventions to prevent suicide.
Professor Ian Frazer AC led the Australian delegation to the 2019 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention. The delegation highlighted Australia’s strength in health and medical research.
This media release is to reassure the Australian public that access to measles vaccines through the National Immunisation Program is available.
Annual influenza vaccination is the most important way to prevent influenza and its complications. Annual vaccination is recommended for anyone aged 6 months and over who wishes to reduce the risk of influenza and its complications.
Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ (the Campaign) launched in January to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.