When I first came to VIVA! offices in December, 2017 to meet a woman named Kirsten Bruce for a job interview, I could never have imagined the journey that was about to begin. Starting in the VIVA! office with no prior communications experience, but a (somewhat over the top) passion for healthcare, made for a…

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As 2021 draws to a close, Team VIVA! reflected on a year that brought not only new challenges, but also many reasons for celebration. Like many across Australia and around the world, the VIVA! team contended with the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, including lockdowns and disruptions to many facets our daily lives.  “We are…

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Undergoing any internship, you’re bound to be faced with a host of new challenges and unfamiliar tasks. Coming from a background in academia, my time at VIVA! certainly lived up to that, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and learn from such a wonderful team.…

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Did you know that in Australia one woman dies every eight hours from ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumour in one or both ovaries, which can spread throughout the body if not detected and treated early.  Every year, approximately 1,800 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia, making it the eighth most…

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