Australian Government launches Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative

October 10, 2017

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has launched the new Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative to prevent and contain disease outbreaks from our region.

The minster said “Australia’s health security is linked to the health security of our Indo-Pacific neighbours. In an inter-connected world, diseases such as Ebola, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and Zika Virus do not respect borders.”

The Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative has funding of $300 million over five years to improve health systems and invest in research and partnerships to mitigate the social and economic risks of a major disease outbreak.

Read the full media release from the Australian Government.

Visit the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security.

Image: Aedes aegypti – CDC

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