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Image - Vaccination succeeds in dramatically reducing hepatitis B in NSW Aboriginal women
There has been a significant reduction in hepatitis B virus in Aboriginal women giving birth in NSW, with the decline linked to the introduction of the state’s newborn vaccination program. The...
Published: 19 April 2017
Image - Building knowledge of biosecurity and bioterrorism threats
As the risk of biological agent attacks and epidemics increases in the 21st century, so too does the need to build knowledge of how to identify and respond to these events. UNSW School of Public...
Published: 18 April 2017
Image - Number of new flu viruses emerging globally heightens pandemic threat
A worrying increase in the number of new influenza viruses infecting humans means the risk of pandemic is higher than ever, a new study by UNSW researchers shows. Published in Archives of Public...
Published: 6 April 2017
Image - Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus energises UNSW for change
If you have a spare 10 minutes to give to your imagination, you can invent a business that could transform lives and help solve the world’s biggest problems. Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus set this...
Published: 4 April 2017
Image - Millions of Australian adults missing out on free vaccines
Up to 3.8 million Australian adults are putting themselves at risk of contracting potentially fatal but preventable infections by not getting free, government-sponsored vaccinations. UNSW experts...
Published: 28 March 2017
Image - Millions of Australian adults are unvaccinated and it’s increasing disease risk for all of us
OPINION: Public attention has recently focused on improving vaccination rates in Australian infants and children. But actually the largest unvaccinated group of people recommended for immunisation...
Published: 27 March 2017
Image - Professor Muhammad Yunus to speak at UNSW on his vision of sustainable development
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will deliver a public lecture at UNSW on April 4, outlining his vision for promoting equity through a social business approach. Known as the father of social...
Published: 27 March 2017
Image - Banning unvaccinated kids from child care may have unforeseen consequences
OPINION: The federal government’s push for all state and territories to ban unvaccinated children from child care is a coercive measure that may disadvantage working parents and their children, and...
Published: 14 March 2017
Image - First responder
Alex, head of disease control and bioterrorism at the Counter Terrorism Unit, is having a terrible day. An infectious disease is killing hundreds across the city, with experts insisting it is flu....
Published: 13 March 2017
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

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