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Produced for the Australian Government's Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, this fortnightly podcast will bring you insightful information and updates on what is shaping the future of global health.

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Produced for the Australian Government's Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, this fortnightly podcast will bring you insightful information and updates on what is shaping the future of global health.

    Reflections from Dr Stephanie Williams and Dr Lucas de Toca, Australia’s new Ambassador for Global Health

    Reflections from Dr Stephanie Williams and Dr Lucas de Toca, Australia’s new Ambassador for Global Health

    In the final episode of Contain This this season, we are joined by Australia’s Ambassador for Global Health, Dr Lucas de Toca PSM, and the former Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Dr Stephanie Williams, to reflect on how Australia delivers assistance for health in our region and what they see as the key challenges and priorities.They discuss how Australia’s role in supporting our region to build resilient, equitable health systems has changed over the COVID-19 pandemic, the new Interna...

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    Training health care workers in PNG and Solomon Islands through the Field Epidemiology in Action program

    Training health care workers in PNG and Solomon Islands through the Field Epidemiology in Action program

    In today’s episode of Contain This, we feature the Field Epidemiology in Action (FEiA) program, which trains field epidemiologists in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands to strengthen outbreak detection and response through partnership and workforce development.The FEiA program, supported by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, is currently training up to 42 staff in PNG and Solomon Islands to conduct surveillance and implement public health interventions to help health authorities r...

    • 18 min
    From the field: Supporting health outcomes in Vanuatu through DFAT’s Australian Volunteers Program

    From the field: Supporting health outcomes in Vanuatu through DFAT’s Australian Volunteers Program

    The Australian Volunteers Program is an Australian Government-funded initiative that supports global volunteering across the Pacific, Asia, and Africa to achieve locally led change and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.In this episode of Contain This, we bring you a story of how one Australian volunteer helped to support health outcomes in Vanuatu, working with the Ministry of Health in Port Vila, supported by the Australian Volunteers Program. Chris Coles has recently...

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    The state of gender equality in global health: A deep dive into the 6th Global Health 50/50 report

    The state of gender equality in global health: A deep dive into the 6th Global Health 50/50 report

    Launched earlier this year, the sixth Global Health 50/50 report focussed for the first time on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the workplace ranging from menstruation, abortion and menopause, to antenatal care and caring responsibilities. Our guests on this episode are the founders of Global Health 50/50, Professor Sarah Hawkes and Professor Kent Buse. In this episode, we discuss the latest Global Health 50/50 report, its findings, and where Sarah and Kent have seen ...

    • 29 min
    Revolutionising access to digital menstrual health information for girls: Oky app

    Revolutionising access to digital menstrual health information for girls: Oky app

    "I want to know what to do when I get my first period and what changes to expect during puberty, so I feel prepared, assured and confident to manage them.” – Oky user Girls have important questions about their health, and often they don’t know where to turn to find trusted, culturally sensitive information about their menstrual, sexual and reproductive health. UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office saw a need to close this gender digital divide and set forth to develop Oky – the ...

    • 23 min
    ‘Bad medicines’: The fight to stamp out substandard and falsified medicines in the Indo-Pacific

    ‘Bad medicines’: The fight to stamp out substandard and falsified medicines in the Indo-Pacific

    What are ‘bad medicines’? How do they make it onto our shelves? And what is being done to address substandard and falsified medicines in the Indo-Pacific? In this week’s episode, we delve into the ongoing problem of ‘bad medicines’, otherwise known as substandard and falsified medicines. Our guest is Dr. Paul Huleatt, strategic partnerships and programme implementation lead at the international regulatory branch of the Therapeutic Goods Administration.Based in Singapore, Dr Huleatt works...

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