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VIVA! Communications celebrates 15th birthday

Yesterday (July 20, 2017), leading Australian health + wellness PR agency, VIVA! Communications celebrated its 15th birthday, armed with news of completing a record financial year, reinforcing the agency’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the healthcare arena. Established in 2002, by Principal, Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and healthcare PR…

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Government adds $142 million in medicines to PBS

As of July 1, 2017, the Federal Government has made AUD$142 million in new medicine listings to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in a bid to make more medicines affordable to all Australians. Among the new listings, the PBS will fund access to vorinostat to treat patients living a subtype of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma called…

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Will the battle for full immunisation coverage be won & lost on Twitter?

Barely a day goes by without an Australian media outlet publishing a story about vaccination. Just last week, we discussed on the VIVA! blog how Brisbane’s well-heeled inner city suburbs have recorded some of the lowest vaccination rates in Australia. With the Federal Government proposing in March that State and Territory governments should ban unvaccinated…

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Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute launches Wellness Plan recommending age-related vaccinations as a preventative health measure

On March 19, 2017, The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne launched a publication designed to help Australians lead long, healthy and productive lives. Entitled ‘The Baker IDI Wellness Plan’, the publication includes a healthy action plan, healthy recipes and meal plans, tips for developing healthy habits, and a checklist of medical test recommendations…

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VIVA! Communications clinches four highly coveted awards at PRIA National GTA’s 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016 marked the 40th annual Public Relations Institute of Australia’s (PRIA) National Golden Target Awards (GTAs) – an evening honouring the crème-de-la-crème of the nation’s PR industry. PR gurus Australia-wide flocked to the Sheraton Four Seasons, Sydney to learn the fate of their hard-earned PR and communication campaign submissions this week. VIVA!…

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