World Immunization Week highlights the importance of vaccinations

World Immunisation Week logo, RESULTS Australia

Media Release  Wednesday April 17, 2019 Did you know? There are nearly 20 million un-vaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today. The ongoing measles notifications in NSW alone have reached 36 since last Christmas, according to the NSW Department of Health, and the number of cases in Australia since the beginning of 2019 has reached 93 (similar to...

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Wrap-up of World TB Day 2019

Tuberculosis—a preventable and curable disease— has the infamous title of being the leading infectious disease killer in the world. It now kills more people than HIV & AIDS. In 2017, 10 million fell ill with TB and needed treatment, including one million children, 3.2 million women and 5.8 million men (according...

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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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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’

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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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Labor Party commits to increasing the aid budget

Penny Wong, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

RESULTS Australia were very happy to learn about the commitment the Australian Labor Party made to increase the aid budget at their Conference earlier this week. The resolution passed (copied in full below) commits the Labor Party to increasing the overseas aid program each year should they gain office, with...

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Federal Government puts money behind Pacific Infrastructure, but it’s not enough – Media Release

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Media Release Monday December 17, 2018 THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PUTS MONEY BEHIND PACIFIC INFRASTRUCTURE, BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH  The Australian Government confirmed in its 2018 Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) today that they will establish the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific through a $1.5 billion loan...

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