World TB Day 2019

What is TB’s impact in the world? Did you know that tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious disease globally? It caused the deaths of 1.6 million people (the population of Adelaide) in 2017. TB in Australia Within Australia, an estimated one million people live with the latent (non-infectious) variant of...

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Be a part of our World TB Day campaign

World TB Day, Amelia Christie, CEO of RESULTS Australia

Be a part of our World TB Day social media campaign. World TB Day on Sunday March 24 highlights the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and the efforts made to eliminate the disease.   At present, an estimated one million Australians live with latent (non-infectious) TB. 1.6 million people globally died...

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Eliminating polio is greatest goal…

Polio Vaccination, Photo courtesy of Gavi

Status of polio globally  Wild poliovirus continued to circulate in Afghanistan last year, with 21 people recorded with polio, and 12 people in Pakistan. This is despite the fact that both countries undertook new vaccination campaigns through the National Emergency Action Plan, with a focus on closing any immunity gaps.   ...

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“Forgetful parents need to be more vigilant” – letter to Editor of ‘The North Shore Times’

RESULTS Australia

Chris Franks, ‘The North Shore Times’, published on Thursday February 14, 2019.   “I write regarding the article concerning hundreds of kids being at risk of disease (‘North Shore Times’ Feb. 7). While I am delighted to see the Health Department working to help parents vaccinate on time, I am shocked...

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Why childhood vaccinations are important…

(Photo courtesy of Gavi) Did you know? There are nearly 20 million un-vaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today. “Over the last two years, the world has seen multiple outbreaks of measles, diptheria and various other vaccine-preventable diseases,” states the World Health Organization. An estimated 6.3 million children under...

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Latest research reveals that funding is increasing for TB, but still needs to accelerate

Little girl receiving TB treatment, RESULTS Australia

(Photo courtesy of globalfund.org.au) By Shiva Shrestha, Global Health Campaign Manager and Mark Rice, Policy & Advocacy Manager at RESULTS Australia A breakthrough in identifying multiple diseases within minutes via a single drop of blood, was made recently by researchers from the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and...

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