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Welcome to Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, an initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This episode is hosted by Francette Dusan, Senior Advisor at the Centre. In today’s episode, we speak to Dr Thu Anh Nguyen. Dr Thu Anh Nguyen is an infectious diseases and public health res…
 
SARS has a mortality rate of 20-30 times of COVID. For the next pandemic what will we do? Head of the Centre Robin Davies talks with Richard Hatchett from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) about the work they are doing with the support of Australia and other countries to invest in research, production and distribution of va…
 
“Preparedness is always better than response.” Indonesia is currently suffering another wave of COVID-19, in addition to 10 other major infectious diseases. In this episode we talk with Eka Wulan Cahyasari from the Indonesian Red Cross Society about how, with the support of the Centre, they are drawing upon existing pandemic preparedness tools and …
 
How can we build community resilience in the face of both natural and man-made disasters that impact on our water and sanitation systems, our environment, and some of the world’s deadliest waterbourne diseases? Community-led watershed interventions can both reduce water-related disease risks and improve downstream ecosystem conditions supporting th…
 
Welcome back to Contain This. This is Episode 3, Season 2, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. Today, we bring you an Indo-Pacific Health Leaders interview hosted by Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Dr Stephanie Williams. Indonesia, a close neighbor of Australia has been hit hard with COVID-19 since the…
 
Welcome back to Contain This. This is Episode 2, Season 2, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. Today we bring you an Indo-Pacific Health Leaders interview hosted by Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Dr Stephanie Williams, that looks at the global effort to fight Covid-19 whilst not losing any of the prog…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of Contain This and Episode 29. This week we discuss an essential step in the journey of the COVID-19 vaccine. We bring you insights on how the experts at Papua New Guinea’s Pharmaceutical Services Standards Branch were supported to assess the safety and efficacy of COVUD-19 vaccines in the last few months prior to the first dos…
 
Welcome to Episode 28 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. This week we bring you insights on the World Mosquito Program's Wolbachia method as a means of helping communities around the world prevent the spread of mosquito borne-disease. In this episode we were delighted to speak with Professor Scott O'Neil…
 
Welcome to Episode 27 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. This week we bring you a special episode on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the Pacific Region, brought to you by two podcasts - Contain This, and Vosa, supported by the World Bank in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea. This episode is hosted by regu…
 
Welcome to Episode 26 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. This week, we're bringing you insights from the introduction of COVID-19 Vaccines, how they were developed, what it means for vaccines to be safe, and how they will be rolled out in the South Pacific and in particular, Fiji. In this episode, we wer…
 
Welcome to Episode 25 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. This week, we're bringing you the highlights from a special joint event held here at the Indo-Pacific Center for Health Security, and the Washington based Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission, on strengthening US Health Securit…
 
This is Episode 24 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. This episode is hosted by Damian Facciolo, an Adviser and workforce development specialist from the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security at Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In this episode, Damian speaks with epidemiologists Ha-…
 
This is Episode 23 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security and is hosted by Australia’s Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Dr Stephanie Williams. In this installment of the Indo-Pacific Health Leaders Series, Stephanie speaks with Dr Bouaphanh Khamphaphongphane on the Lao response to COVID-19 response. D…
 
Welcome back to Contain This. We hope that you had a safe and restful holiday period and are looking forward to bringing you more insightful discussions. This is Episode 22 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security is hosted by Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Dr Stephanie Williams. Today, we …
 
Welcome to Episode 21 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, hosted by Head of Centre, Robin Davies. Our Centre is based in Canberra on Ngunnawal land, and we work with partner governments in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to anticipate, avert and arrest infectious disease threats. Part of the way we do this…
 
Welcome to the second episode in our series exploring issues related to COVID-19 vaccines in our region, as we plan Australia's $500 million Regional Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative. In the week before the Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meetings in November this year, the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security hosted a sid…
 
Welcome to episode 20 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. This episode is hosted by Camilla Burkot, a senior adviser with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Vaccine Access Taskforce, which will oversee the Australian Government’s recently announced Regional Vaccine Access and Health Security In…
 
Welcome to Episode 19 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, hosted by Head of Centre Robin Davies. Today on the show Robin talks to Dr David Nabarro, a British medical doctor who has been at the forefront of international organisations as a special adviser to the United Nations and the World Health Organiza…
 
Welcome to Episode 18 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, hosted by Dr Lara Andrews. Today on the show, Lara speaks to Gillian McKay and Matelita Seva-Cadravula, on the topic of sexual and reproductive health and rights during a health emergency. For more information about the Indo-Pacific Centre for Heal…
 
Welcome to the third episode of our Indo-Pacific Health Leaders Series. Today, Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security Dr Stephanie Williams speaks to Dr Josephine Herman, Secretary of Health in the Cook Islands. Dr Josephine is a physician who holds a Masters in Public Health, a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a PhD in Epidemi…
 
This week Dr Lara Andrews, Acting Director at the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security talks to Dr Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director of Women in Global Health. Roopa served as the President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations and is now a practicing primary care physician in Washington D.C. In this episode, Roopa talk…
 
Today on the show, we have Aalisha Sahu Khan and Professor Patrick Reading. Aalisha is the Head of Health Protection at the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, where she oversees a broad portfolio that includes environmental health, health emergencies and climate change and communicable disease control. Patrick is a scientist and educator…
 
Welcome to the second insightful episode of our special Indo-Pacific Health Leaders series, where Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Dr Stephanie Williams, talks to the new Secretary for Australia's Department of Health, Dr. Brendan Murphy. They discuss his leadership and the challenges during the early outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia durin…
 
This week we launch a special series where Australia’s Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Dr Stephanie Williams, interviews leaders in the Pacific and Southeast Asia about how they have faced being a leader and health challenges during the current COVID-19 crisis. These frank conversations begin with Dr Takeshi Kasai, the Regional Director fo…
 
In this week’s episode we discuss Vietnam’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and antimicrobial drug resistance with Dr Guy Thwaites, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit and Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Program in Vietnam, Dr Thu Anh Nguyen, Country Director, Woolcock Institute and Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Syd…
 
In this episode we talk to Dr Leanne Robinson and Dr Moses Laman and discuss the emergence of drug resistant malaria in PNG, and the work they are involved in through the STRIVE PNG project; a project that builds on decades of close working ties between PNG and Australian scientists, and an initiative that the Indo Pacific Centre for Health Securit…
 
Welcome to Episode #10 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security and hosted by Adam Craig. On the episode we have Elizabeth Iro - Chief Nursing Officer, World Health Organisation and Michele Rumsey - Director, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Health Development at Universit…
 
Welcome to Episode #9 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security and hosted by Adam Craig. On the episode we have Dr Mark Schipp and Dr Anna Okello. In 2011 Mark was appointed Chief Veterinary Officer of Australia. He was also appointed as Australia’s Delegate at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) whe…
 
Welcome to Episode #7 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security and hosted by Adam Craig. Today on the show we have Lauro Vives and Michael Nunan. Specializing in international affairs, regional cooperation, trade reforms, poverty alleviation and ICT for Development challenges, Lauro has been a trusted advisor t…
 
Welcome to Episode #6 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security and hosted by Adam Craig. Today on the show we have Dr. Rob Grenfell and Debbie Eagles. Rob is the Director of Health and Biosecurity at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia’s National Science Agency, or the CS…
 
Welcome to Episode #5 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security and hosted by Adam Craig. In this episode we have Adam Kamradt-Scott and Sara Davies. Adam is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney specialising in global health security and international relations. His research and teaching explore ho…
 
Welcome to Episode #4 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. We’re excited to be relaunching the podcast. There’s never been a more important time to discuss health security. In this episode, we introduce Dr. Stephanie Williams, Australia’s Regional Ambassador for Health Security. You can learn more about St…
 
What happens when we become sick and how does good health rely on a strong system? On this episode we look at the challenges a young health system faces in a developing context. Our Adviser, Camilla Burkot interviews Dr Josh Francis, the Chief Investigator for the research project STRONG TL- to talk about the health needs of Timor-Leste, superbugs …
 
In June 2018 the US FDA approved the drug moxidectin for the treatment of River Blindness. How did this drug with no market and no chance of profit get through FDA approval? This podcast is a tale of two cities; two people on opposite sides of the world came together to produce a new drug to treat the disease. Mark Sullivan, Founder & Managing Dire…
 
IVCC CEO Dr Nick Hamon and consultants Dr Michael MacDonald & Vasanthan John Paul talk about innovative vector control tools, the market and regulatory landscape for these tools, and the importance of research and development to reduce malaria, dengue, Zika, and other mosquito-borne diseases. For more information visit our website.…
 
Head of Centre, Robin Davies joins our pilot episode to talk about some of the work The Centre does. We also talk about our annual event - the Ruth Bishop Address. We leave you with the audio from the 2019 Address, presented by Professor Sharon Lewin. The audio was recorded at the venue and we apologise in advance for the low quality recording.…
 
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