All are welcome at this free online information session. Hear from Burnet Institute researchers based in Australia and Myanmar.
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“The world remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Burnet we remain dedicated to COVID-19 research and action – that will not change.
“As Victoria emerges from restrictions and we look to the future in Australia, it is also time for us to turn our minds to important research and public health programs outside COVID-19.
“My focus here at Burnet – my passion – is young people’s health. Young people present a powerful opportunity to improve the health and development of every community.
“A focus on adolescent health not only ensures the health and wellbeing of the current generation of young people, many of whom have been terribly affected by COVID-19, but also lays the foundation for future adult health, and the health of the next generation.
“I invite you to join me and some of my colleagues for a discussion about Burnet’s adolescent health programs here in Australia, and our menstrual health programs in Myanmar.”
– Burnet Co-Program Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Professor Caroline Homer AO
Please click the link below to RSVP to this session. You will be asked to submit your name, email address, and any questions you may have for our researchers or myself. We will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible in the time we have.
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Closer to the event you will be sent a link to Zoom, which will also include instructions on how to participate.
Associate Professor Peter Azzopardi leads a number of projects at Burnet that consider how best to respond to adolescent health needs. He will explain why adolescent health is so critical to ensuring the development of Australia and our region, and explore the importance of Burnet’s research and programs in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Dr Julie Hennegan specialises in global adolescent and women’s health. She will speak about the importance of menstrual health specifically. She will reveal the significant challenges being experienced in menstrual health globally, where the big knowledge gaps exist, and where Burnet’s menstrual health programs can make really important changes and contributions.
Dr Phone Myint Win has been Burnet Institute’s Myanmar Country Representative since 2013. He will give us an overview of Burnet’s adolescent health research and programs in Myanmar. He will speak about the health sector in Myanmar, the impact of COVID-19 there, and the significant achievements and health outcomes Burnet has achieved.
Dr Aye Aye Myint joined Burnet in 2009 and has been a project manager for our adolescent health programs in Myanmar. She will share her hands-on experiences in school and community based interventions, and education programs in schools. She will also provide an update on the schools-based menstrual hygiene management project featured in our current appeal.