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The Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) was established in to facilitate national active surveillance of uncommon rare childhood diseases, complications of common diseases or adverse effects of treatment. Currently APSU undertakes surveillance for rare infectious diseases or rare complications of more common infectious diseases including: acute flaccid paralysis (AFP, a surrogate condition for polio virus infection), congenital rubella, congenital cytomegalovirus, congenital or neonatal varicella, neonatal and infant herpes simplex virus, perinatal exposure to HIV and paediatric HIV infection, and juvenile onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis which is due to the human papilloma virus infection. Surveillance for severe complications of influenza began in 2008. Surveillance for microcephaly began in 2016 to identify potential case of congenital Zika virus infection. APSU data supports clinical and public health policy and surveillance for AFP contributes to Polio-Free certification by the WHO.
This page displays information on the 2014-2015 Department of Health Annual Report.
This page displays information on the 2013-14 Department of Health Annual Report.
The Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon has released the ‘Review of Capping Arrangements Report 2011’.
This conference monograph has been produced by the enHealth Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (WGATSIEH), and is the seventh in a series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health conference monographs.
This report updates the Early childhood and parenting support services scoping study by presenting a current service system map for each state and an overview of the current methods of service system information dissemination across sectors.
A report on the operation, effectiveness and implications of the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) was tabled in both Houses of Parliament on 12 May 2009.
2006 – 2007 Jurisdictional Summary Report against the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSIH)
The 2006-2007 jurisdictional summary report provides a summary of the individual jurisdictional reports that have been provided by all State and Territory Governments and covers the period of 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007.
This chapter provides recommendations for infection control procedures to minimise the risk of transmission of classical Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) in health care settings.
The User Guide contains information relating to the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, including the survey objectives, methods, design and content, as well as data processing and interpretation.
This report contains the main findings of the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey which was commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
Aged Care GP Panels Initiative
The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) managed the research process on behalf of the Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) and commissioned Cultural Perspectives in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Health Promotion, University of Sydney to undertake research to evaluate the 2004 Croc Festivals.
In February 2002, Senator the Hon Kay Patterson, the Commonwealth Minister for Health and Ageing, requested independent reviews of the National HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Strategies to be undertaken concurrently with the quinquennial reviews of the NationalCentres in HIV Research.