Thursday 23rd May 🌏💊🦠
The recent outbreak of measles in the Western Pacific region, despite previously historically low levels in 2017, has demonstrated the importance of immunisation programmes and national strategies to combat misinformation and improve understanding of the importance and safety of vaccines💉Since 2000, more than 21 million lives have been saved worldwide through measles immunisation🧪However, recent resurgence of the disease is putting babies, children and young people at risk and threatening progress towards wiping it out. Even countries where measles has been eliminated, such as Australia, are now at risk. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20190319_00.aspx
To hear more about current threats to health security in our region, and Australia’s role in responding to them, come and join global health expert Associate Professor (Hon) Helen Evans AO FAIIA, who has a wealth of experience in national global health policy and strategy development and infectious diseases. For more information and tickets, please follow the link in our bio.