Experts to lay foundations for strong bones at World Osteoporosis Day Summit

Health and exercise experts, government representatives and consumer groups will meet in Sydney this Thursday, October 20 – World Osteoporosis Day – to set clear recommendations on calcium, vitamin D and exercise required to prevent brittle bones. Osteoporosis Australia’s national Building Healthy Bones Throughout Life Summit will produce best practice recommendations for preventing osteoporosis, for…

A first for Progeria

VIVA! and GlobalHealthPR partner Spectrum Science’s involvement in the “Find the other 150” campaign has taken another step forward as another young girl was discovered living with Progeria in Johannesburg. We’d like to take a minute to introduce a First Lady, Miss Ontlametse Phalatse… Ontlametse is a special young girl in many ways: she is…

James Jones appointed as Commercial Country Leader in Australia, of combined Takeda and Nycomed

Takeda Pharmaceuticals announces Mr James Jones has been appointed to lead the combined Takeda and Nycomed commercial operation in Australia, following the recent completion of Takeda’s acquisition of Nycomed. Mr Jones, who most recently served as Managing Director at Nycomed Australia, says Takeda and Nycomed are a strong strategic fit, with complementary geographies and product…

Warner Chilcott team secures second ‘holy grail’

The National Warner Chilcott (WCRx) team’s regional managers, led by Rob Dickerson (centre), celebrate their second ‘holy grail’ at the 2011 PRIME Awards. Team VIVA! are thrilled to be rubbing shoulders with the pharmaceutical industry’s number one sales force, the National Warner Chilcott (WCRx) team. The WCRx team’s bold ambition “to be the team the industry…

Australian research revealing the truth about our bones

Leading experts will this Friday (September 30) deliver a startling wake-up call on the appalling state of our nation’s bone health, with almost one-in-three Australians living with brittle bones, and many unaware of the risk factors, according to two independent studies. New findings from the Geelong Osteoporosis Study, just published in the Medical Journal of…

VIVA! campaigns recognised at 2011 PRIA and PRIME Awards

Last week was an exciting week at VIVA! HQ. We clinched first place in the highly coveted Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) State Awards of Excellence held at the NSW Art Gallery, for our entry in the Health Organisations category, Granting PNH community the gift of life – funding secured for life-saving treatment. This…

We won! 1st place for VIVA! health campaign

VIVA! Communications wins PRIA health category award Last night, we took to the stage at the 2011 Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) State Awards for Excellence to accept first place for our entry – Granting PNH community the gift of life – funding secured for life-saving treatment. The 2011 PRIA awards, held at the…

Interning at VIVA! – Day 1

Sydney University Master of Health Communications student, Caroline Chen, is currently interning at VIVA! HQ as part of her degree. Here’s what she had to say after an exciting day one: Today was my first day as a student intern at VIVA! Communications and I must say that I’m really liking it here! Everyone has…

Fast facts on epilepsy

Here at VIVA! HQ we’ve been busily researching epilepsy and have teamed with the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria to raise awareness for this common, chronic brain disorder. In case you missed it, last week Team VIVA! made a call out to all cyclists to join the annual Ride4Epilepsy on September 25. The ride is just…

VIVA! Principal test drives Google+

We’ve been monitoring Google+ for a little while now, but it’s our very own VIVA! Principal, Kirsten Bruce, who is leading Team VIVA! by embracing the social movement and taking the widely publicised platform for a test drive. Kirsten is now sharing her insights on Google+ into life as Principal of an award-winning and dynamic…