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IMPACT Summer 2023

  • Burnet Institute
  • 24 Jan 2023

In this edition:

On the road to 2030: breaking down the entrenched barriers to hepatitis C elimination

Australia can eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030 but needs more than just the availability of direct-acting antivirals (DAA) to reach more than 100,000 Australians still needing to go on hepatitis C care. 
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A visit to Burnet starts a family’s 35-year relationship with the Institute

Peter Cleary remembers the event that started his connection with Burnet Institute back in 1987 when then Prime Minister Bob Hawke launched the Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research appeal, to raise funds for the move from Fairfield Hospital to its current modern facilities. 
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How Burnet’s Papua New Guinea team has responded to the challenges of COVID-19

Our Papua New Guinea (PNG) team has been an integral part of the pandemic response in the region, working closely with communities and our partners. 
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Building confidence and dispelling stigma around sexual and reproductive health

Adolescents and young people in Myanmar have been empowered with the knowledge and communication skills to talk more openly about puberty and the changes they go through, and it’s benefiting their health and education too.
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Scaling up naloxone access to save lives 

Burnet Institute welcomes and supports the national rollout of Take Home Naloxone (THN) in Australia – and the challenge to ensure access to this life-saving medicine for people at risk of opioid overdose or an adverse reaction. 
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VOICE: Building on pandemic lessons and community strengths

The VOICE project will build on good practices forged during the pandemic and better connect Victoria’s multicultural communities with the services they need.  
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“On behalf of Burnet’s board and staff, thank you for your continuing support which is integral to our success. We look forward to updating you on our progress throughout 2023.”
Professor Brendan Crabb AC
Director and CEO

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Burnet Institute's bi-annual magazine IMPACT gives you access to the latest research and insights from our remarkable scientists who are on the frontline of medical research and public health innovation. They aspire to achieve better health for all. From in-depth feature stories, to analysis of our latest scientific findings, IMPACT is your trusted source to stay informed.

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