August 15, 2018
Professor John Kaldor has been announced as a co-lead of Kirby Institute-led projects tackling infectious disease control in our region.
Professor Kaldor will run the new Australian Centre for the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ACE-NTDs) to control key neglected tropical diseases. The Centre will focus on addressing neglected tropical disease research gaps in seven priority countries, including Australia.
Professor Kaldor is Head of the Public Health Interventions Research Group at Kirby Institute and an APPRISE Chief Investigator.
The $5 million in funding for the two Kirby Institute-led projects is from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
The funding will also support Professor Rebecca Guy to run a Centre for Research Excellence focussing on scale-up of new point-of-care diagnostic technologies for infectious diseases of global importance.