Heart Week 2019

Heart disease is our nation’s single biggest killer, claiming one Australian life every 28 minutes. This week is national Heart Week, and The Heart Foundation is encouraging all Australians over the age of 35 to see their GP for a Medicare-funded heart health check to help prevent early onset heart disease or stroke. Sadly, awareness…

World Immunisation Week 23 – 29 April

This week, everybody is invited to join us in celebrating World Immunisation Week, a campaign led by the World Health Organisation in the last week of April each year.  With an array of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases on the rise, the World Health Organisation has declared immunisation as one of the most important health challenges of…

World Haemophilia Day

Today – Wednesday, April 17 – is World Haemophilia Day and landmarks around the world will tonight be lit up in red to raise awareness and understanding of haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Haemophilia is an incurable bleeding disorder affecting more than 2,800 Australians (mostly male), which prevents the blood from clotting properly. It is…

2019 – 2020 ‘Championing Change’ Innovation Practice Nurse Grants now open

Applications are now open for Seqirus Australia’s 2019-2020 ‘Championing Change’ Innovation Practice Nurse Grants. Now in their second year, the Innovation Grants recognise and support Australian practice nurses’ enhancement of community immunity through the implementation of innovative adult immunisation initiatives designed to boost coverage rates, or improve the quality use of adult vaccines. Immunisation providers…

Osteoporosis Australia CEO clinches 2019 IOF President’s Award at World Congress on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia’s CEO clinched the prestigious 2019 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award for his exceptional contribution to the bone field at the World Congress of Osteoporosis in Paris on April 5, 2019. Mr Greg Lyubomirsky is only the third Australian to receive the award, which acknowledges one’s outstanding commitment and contribution to advancing education…

Tim Goddard appointed President of GLOBALHealthPR®

Tim Goddard was today appointed President of GLOBALHealthPR® (GHPR) – the world’s largest partnership of independent healthcare-focused communication agencies.  Mr Goddard, who served as GHPR’s Executive Vice President over the past two years, will from today assume additional responsibilities as President. He will oversee the network’s strategy, business development, partner relations and growth.    He…

New relief may be on the way for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

A new study published earlier this month in Science Translational Medicine, may provide relief to millions of people around the world diagnosed with inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), who do not positively respond to standard treatment and drug therapies. IBD is a collective term used to describe all disorders that cause chronic inflammation within the gastrointestinal…

Nearly 1-in-10 Aussie adults hospitalised with flu end up in intensive care

Pharmacists are urging community to protect against flu infection. Nearly one-in-10 Australian adults who are hospitalised with the flu are admitted to intensive care (ICU). This confronting statistic from last year’s flu season, which saw an estimated 5,800 adults hospitalised with the flu (9.4 per cent of those aged under 65 years required ICU), is…

Nation’s largest & most trusted healthcare profession under-utilised & under-valued

One-in-four Australian primary health care nurses say they are under-utilised and could be doing more to maximise their skillset, according to an annual nursing workforce report just published in MJA Insight. The APNA/Health Professionals Bank Workforce Survey involving 2,052 primary health care nurse respondents reveals of the nearly 50 per cent who suggested to their employer…

GLOBALHealthPR® welcomes exclusive Chilean agency partner

GLOBALHealthPR® (GHPR) today welcomed Santiago-based Strategika to its global partnership, further strengthening our network’s specialty reach and capabilities in Latin America. Founded in 2001 by public affairs and health communicator, Paul Venturino, Strategika is a key healthcare communications player in Latin America. For more than 18 years the agency has advised local and multinational clients…