VIVA! clinches two Highly Commended gongs at PRIA National Golden Target Awards

VIVA! Communications clinched two Highly Commended gongs at the 42nd annual Public Relations Institute of Australia’s (PRIA) National Golden Target Awards (GTAs) in Sydney last night (October 30, 2018). Gathering at the elegant Hyde Park Doltone House, Team VIVA! joined Australia’s leading PR practitioners to hear the much-anticipated results of the 20+ PR categories representing…

Varian & GenesisCare form strategic partnership for cancer care research & increased access to care for Australian patients

Varian and GenesisCare have today (Wednesday, October 24, 2018) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the formation of a strategic partnership for cancer care research and to increase access to advanced cancer care across Australia. The partnership between Varian, a global leader in developing and delivering cancer care solutions, and GenesisCare, Australia’s…

VIVA! continues winning streak at PRIA annual NSW Awards for Excellence

VIVA! Communications attended the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) annual 2018 NSW Awards for Excellence last night, held at The Rawson Room in The Rocks, Sydney. It was a great night attended by our NSW industry peers. We entered three separate submissions into the NSW Awards and were delighted to clinch two wins and…

Shining the spotlight on World Mental Health Day today

It’s World Mental Health Day today (October 10, 2018). The World Federation for Mental Health initiative aims to shine the spotlight on mental health education, awareness and advocacy, worldwide. Mental Health Australia is coordinating the local arm of the global initiative today (during Mental Health Week) via their ‘Do You See What I See’ campaign…

MTAA calling on government to delay implementation of PHI product categorisation reforms

The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) has raised concerns today (October 8, 2018) regarding the Morrison Government’s gold, silver, bronze and basic private health insurance (PHI) policy reforms slated for launch on April 1, 2019, pre- an anticipated May 2019 federal election. Their concerns coincide with a report in The Australian today, citing the commencement…

Australian-first hospital mental health mentoring program offering teens hope

An Australian-first Youth Virtual Mentoring program designed to help minimise the stigma of teens hospitalised with mental health issues, will be trialled among 12-to-17 year old patients at Sydney’s Hornsby Hospital to aid their healing. Developed by mental health organisation, Project Batyr, and funded by the NSW Government to the tune of $50,000, the pilot…

Chickenpox vaccine significantly curbing childhood infection

Introduced to Australia in 2005, the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine has substantially reduced the incidence of this common childhood infection, according to a new report. Communicable Diseases Intelligence examined the impact of the chickenpox vaccine administered to children at 18 months of age. Pre- vaccine availability, Australia had an estimated 240,000 chickenpox cases each year, including…

Peter Mac streamlines cancer treatment planning with deployment of Varian solution

Varian is today (Wednesday, October 3, 2018) announcing the installation of a cloud-hosted deployment of the Varian Eclipse™ treatment planning system and Velocity™ oncology imaging informatics system across five Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) sites in Victoria, Australia. Peter Mac is one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres. It operates…

Worldwide recognition for GLOBALHealthPR partners

The past few weeks have seen our GLOBALHealthPR partners receiving worldwide recognition for their fantastic work in Health + Wellness PR. Last week, our agency, VIVA! Communications, was thrilled to clinch Australia’s ‘Best Public Health Initiative’ at the pharmaceutical industry’s annual PRIME Awards for our Enhancing Community Immunity Through Pharmacist-led Flu Vaccination campaign in partnership with…

Pharmacy Guild of Australia & VIVA! Communications clinch Australia’s Best Public Health Initiative 2018 at PRIME Awards

Last night (September 20) Team VIVA! celebrated a huge win. Together with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, we clinched Australia’s‘Best Public Health Initiative 2018’award for our ‘Enhancing ‘community immunity’ through pharmacist-led flu vaccinationcampaign at the pharmaceutical industry’s annual PRIME Awards. Held at The Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, the event attracted more than 800 of the…