Around the Precinct: 26 March 2020

This week at the Alfred Research Alliance, our members continue the fight against COVID-19 while applying learnings from another global health crisis on World TB Day.

Burnet Institute's new study looks into the effects of self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burnet Institute’s new study looks into the effects of self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alfred Health

COVID-19: What you need to know
Alfred Health has extensive processes in place to safely assess and manage any patients with viral infections, including novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Monash University

Faculty updates for COVID-19
Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to helping slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak and providing a safe environment for all staff and students.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

COVID-19 update from Prof Allen Cheng: MJA podcast 9 March 2020
MJA Podcast: Professor Allen Cheng discusses how COVID-19 may behave in Australia and how doctors can protect themselves as well as patients.
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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

An update on our operations
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has implemented very rigorous measures, above and beyond current government advice, to protect the wellbeing of our community, including people living with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, their families and carers, staff, students, volunteers, supporters, corporate partners, collaborators and suppliers.
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Burnet Institute

Global COVID-19 pandemic: latest
The Australian Government, like others around the world, is rolling out major public health strategies aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
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Lessons learned in global health security and solidarity: Tuberculosis and COVID-19
To commemorate World TB Day we reflect on important lessons from the response to TB and how they can be applied to COVID-19.
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Community-based empowerment is critical to end epidemics
On World TB Day, we celebrate the dedication of Health Promoters Ethel Pamumum and Kyrol Kaison at the TB front line in Daru, PNG.
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Burnet’s COVID-19 self-isolation study
Understanding people’s experiences and needs during self-quarantine for COVID-19 is the goal of a new Burnet Institute study to inform current and future pandemic response.
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‘It’s time to end TB’
‘It’s time to end TB’ is the theme for World TB Day 2020, celebrated on March 24 each year to highlight the global epidemic of tuberculosis and work to eliminate it.
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Child immunisation boost for West Sepik communities
More than 40,000 children in PNG’s West Sepik province will be immunised under a Burnet-supported program aimed at scaling up immunisation coverage.
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You can also find further COVID-19 updates from all our member organisations in last week’s Around the Precinct post.