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Nurse Practitioner (s100) Prescribing Change

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Hepatitis Australia, 3 April 2020 Hepatitis Australia warmly welcomes recent changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) allowing authorised Nurse Practitioners to prescribe hepatitis B and hepatitis C medicines under the Highly Specialised Drugs (s100) Program. Both hepatitis B and hepatitis C are under-treated and without improvement in a range of areas Australia risks falling short of...

Closing the Gap report 2020 shows only two targets on track

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ABC, 12/02/2020 The 12th Closing the Gap report, tabled in Parliament today, shows Aboriginal children still trail far behind non-Indigenous children in literacy, numeracy and writing skills. The report also shows the country is on track to meet just two of seven government targets to reduce the disparity in health, education and employment outcomes. Gains in Indigenous health have been the same...

Striving towards the elimination of HCV infection among PWID

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International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume 72,Pages 1-198 (October 2019) Nearly 200 pages of open access articles from projects and research around the world. While this special issue highlights some successful efforts towards HCV elimination among people who inject drugs, it also highlights the relative lack of attention to settings in which resources enabling elimination are scarce, and where...

In contrast to Australia’s success with hepatitis C, our response to hepatitis B is lagging

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The Conversation, October 15th, 2019 Around one-third of Australians living with hepatitis C have been cured in the last four years. Australia’s response to hepatitis C is seen as a leading example around the world, and the elimination of the disease as a major public health threat is looking like an increasingly achievable goal. But the situation is much less promising for Australians living...

Imagining HIV In 2030

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Imagining HIV In 2030: Exploring Possible Futures And Charting A Path Forward ACON, 21/08/2019 What does HIV look like in 2030? How do we make sure people living with HIV age healthily and well? What needs to be done so that everyone benefits equally from NSW’s leading HIV response? These are some of the issues explored in a new discussion paper developed by ACON. Imagining HIV in 2030 speculates...

Connecting country: busting myths about Indigenous Australians (podcast)

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Diversity Council of Australia, 2 Oct 2018 This 20-minute episode doesn’t just feature a beautiful Welcome to Country, but also attempts to connect Country by exploring the cultural and professional gaps that exist for Indigenous Australians at work and asking: where do these issues come from? Why do they persist? And what can we do to finally close the gap? Helping answer these questions...

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