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Image - Pacific Multicountry Mapping and Behavioural Study Key Findings
HIV AND STI RISK VULNERABILITY AMONG KEY POPULATIONS Summary These are findings from a new joint study by UNDP, UNICEF and the University of New South Wales that indicate an urgent need for...
Published: 20 February 2017
Image - Banning e-cigarettes could increase cancer
OPINION: E-cigarettes are a much safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking and have helped millions of smokers around the world to quit. They provide the nicotine to which smokers are addicted and...
Published: 12 January 2017
Methamphetamine use
A School of Public Health and Medicine media story on vulnerable adolescents which reported that the use of methamphetamines had doubled in five years was one of the ten top media stories for 2016 in...
Published: 16 December 2016
Prof Ian Jacobs Dr Prathap Reddy
A partnership between the University of New South Wales, Australia and Apollo Medvarsity will see a new UNSW SPHCM Master of Public Health (International) program offered in India.  This specialist...
Published: 16 November 2016
Image - New partnership to train India’s next generation of public health leaders
A UNSW public health degree launched this week is designed to strengthen the capacity of India’s medical workforce to respond to the major health challenges facing the country. The partnership...
Published: 15 November 2016
SPHCM Graduation November 2017
The School of Public Health and Community Medicine made a strong showing at UNSW's graduation ceremony on Wednesday, 9 November with over 60 students graduating from SPHCM's postgraduate coursework...
Published: 11 November 2016
Prof Robyn Richmond
Professor Robyn Richmond has been awarded a Doctor of Science for her research in treatments for nicotine dependence and public health approaches to tobacco control and in reducing alcohol...
Published: 9 November 2016
Image - Congratulations to PhD student Alex Cardenas
Congratulations to PhD student Alex Cardenas who won second place at the prestigious Australian and New Zealand CAA Awards for his PhD study.  The Membership of the CAA includes the principal...
Published: 4 November 2016
Image - The falling vaccination rate that we don't hear about
OPINION: When people think of vaccinations, many would picture an infant on the lap of a parent at their GP or perhaps an adult attending a travel clinic to get a jab before going on an overseas...
Published: 19 October 2016
Image - Social media for tracking disease outbreaks – fad or way of the future?
OPINION: Infectious diseases kill more than 17 million people every year. Large outbreaks, known as epidemics, are becoming more frequent. And more serious infections have emerged in the past decade ...
Published: 12 October 2016
Image - Inaccurate reporting of diabetes prevalence in the Pacific: are there global implications?
The accuracy of reported high rates of type 2 diabetes in some Pacific Island nations has been questioned, after Australian researchers found deficiencies in the methods used to test for the disease...
Published: 22 September 2016
Image - Nicotine for vaping should be legalised in Australia: 40 international and Australian experts
OPINION: Forty leading international and Australian academics and researchers including myself have written to the Therapeutics Goods Administration in support of an application to make low...
Published: 7 September 2016
Image - Health Check: what can you eat to help ease ‘morning’ sickness in pregnancy?
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is mistakenly known as “morning” sickness. Mistakenly, because it doesn’t occur only in the morning. One Canadian study reported 80% of its sample of pregnant women...
Published: 29 August 2016
Peter Baume Hall of Fame 2016
Congratulations to Professor Peter Baume, AO who has been presented with the 2016 Disability Employment Australia Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his outstanding and ongoing contribution to...
Published: 19 August 2016
Image - Nicotine vaping should be legal
OPINION: This month, the New Zealand government agreed in principle to allowing the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes as a consumer product. Evidence for the safety and effectiveness of nicotine e-...
Published: 16 August 2016
Image - Travelling overseas? Get immunised to prevent measles outbreaks in Australia
Unimmunised travellers visiting family and friends overseas remain the biggest source of measles outbreaks in Australia, according to new research by the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The...
Published: 3 August 2016
Image - Is the end of Zika nigh? How populations develop immunity
OPINION: The Zika outbreak, arriving on the heels of Ebola and just in time for the Rio Olympics, has challenged global health agencies to respond rapidly and effectively. Determining the appropriate...
Published: 25 July 2016
Image - Study finds HPV vaccine protects children with vulnerable immune systems
While the protective benefits of the HPV vaccine in the general population are well known, new research shows it may also benefit children with weakened immune systems who are at higher risk of...
Published: 20 July 2016
ISER consultation workshop
The ISER Academy is the central pillar of the new NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence “Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response” (ISER) which has a remit to improve our response capability to...
Published: 22 June 2016
Image - Building peace in Myanmar through the World Game
UNSW’s Football United is using the World Game to help heal social wounds in Myanmar, which is slowly recovering from six decades of conflict. The group will this week launch one of the country’s...
Published: 21 June 2016

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