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National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy set to safeguard our future

In the lead up to the WHO Global Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 14-20, 2016), the Deputy Prime Minister and the Federal Health Minister have issued a joint media release this week announcing their implementation of the National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy for 2015-2019. The plan aims to combat the immediate global threat of antimicrobial resistance.…

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Federal Government scraps plans for Australian School Vaccination Registry – November 7, 2016

In the 2015/16 Federal Budget, the Federal Government allocated $26 million to boost vaccination rates in Australia, including a new Australian Schools Vaccination Register designed to record all adolescent vaccinations provided through school programs for 2017. On Friday, November 4, 2016, the Department of Health announced via a media release that it was scrapping its…

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Team VIVA! dons white to unite for World Osteoporosis Day

VIVA! Communications practitioners are donning white today – World Osteoporosis Day (October 20, 2016) – to rally for the global prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Given an estimated 200 million people worldwide and 1.2 million Australians are living with osteoporosis, and the disease is continuing to place a substantial burden on patients, carers and…

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#GHPRCONNECTS: SPECTRUM’S HEADING DOWN UNDER!

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things,” said American writer Henry Miller. And starting this week, I’ll be privy to an entirely new way of seeing things from the opposite side of the world in Sydney, Australia as a part of the 2016 GLOBALHealthPR®Professional Exchange Program with our partner,VIVA!…

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Australian Prostate Cancer Research Clinches Global Astellas Oncology Innovation Grant

Chief Executive Officer of Australian Prostate Cancer Research (APCR), Mark Harrison, has attracted global recognition for his role in developing APCR’s interactive online prostate treatment support service, PROSTMATE™. Mr Harrison clinched one of two first prizes during a red-carpet announcement at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark this past…

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