At the height of the AIDS crisis in the early 1990’s, approximately 1,000 Australians died from the disease each year. Since the mid-1990s and the advent of anti-retroviral medication, Australia has witnessed a dramatic reduction in AIDS cases. On July 10, 2016, prominent researchers from the Kirby and Peter Doherty Institutes and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) announced the end of AIDS as a public health issue.
There is genuine potential for the Zika virus to spread to Australia through travellers returning from the Americas. Fortunately however, there is a plan of action should the outbreak occur here.
VIVA! Principal, Kirsten Bruce and Managing Director, Paul Jans, are beginning to pack their bags in preparation for an exciting trip to GLOBALHealthPR’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), in Mumbai, India from February 17 – 19, 2016. GLOBALHealthPR, for which VIVA! Communications represents Australia exclusively, is the largest, independent partnership of health and science communication agencies, worldwide.
Former Australian Test Cricket Captain, Steve Waugh, AO, is joining his wife and stroke survivor, Lynette, 49, health professionals and stroke survivors, to champion public awareness of stroke, its often fatal consequences, and the importance of early detection this month.