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Call for global infection control reform in hospitals & aged care facilities

International experts in infection control and disease prevention met this week at the Inaugural iClean 2020 conference in Sydney to discuss the pressing need for innovative infection control reform in hospitals and aged care facilities, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. According to keynote speaker, Professor Didier Pittet, Chair, Clean Hospitals, Director of the…

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COVID-19 supply issues reshaping community pharmacy

Expert insights from Pharmacy Alliance Managing Director, Simon Reynolds & community pharmacist, Amanda Seeto. Positioned at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, community pharmacists have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to the ongoing provision of essential medications, support and health advice for those in need. COVID Comms Cast spoke with Pharmacy Alliance Managing Director, Simon Reynolds,…

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Expert warnings of a global viral pandemic fell on deaf ears

COVID-19 insights with travel medicine pioneer, Dr Deb Mills This week, VIVA! Communications’ Principal, Kirsten Bruce spoke with renowned Australian travel medicine pioneer, “Dr Deb” Mills, Brisbane, about widespread governmental failure to heed scientists’ warnings of a potential infectious disease outbreak capable of bringing the world to its knees. For Dr Deb’s take on the…

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Patient-centred healthcare crucial to optimising patient outcomes

Insights from veteran healthcare consultant, Michele Robbins This week we asked veteran pharmaceutical and healthcare consultant, Michele Robbins, Melbourne to reflect upon our healthcare industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to date. Ms Robbins paid homage to the collective performance of our State, Territory and Federal governments in serving to “flatten the curve” via their…

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Infectious diseases expert issues public health warning to avoid secondary surge in COVID-19

This week, VIVA! Communications’ Principal and owner, Kirsten Bruce, Sydney spoke with internationally renowned Infectious Diseases Paediatrician and Immunisation expert, Professor Robert Booy, Sydney. They discussed the impact of COVID-19 on Australians to date, its potential implications moving forward, and the barriers facing scientists in their race to develop a vaccine. The rapid and effective…

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