Infectious diseases continue to be a major health issue in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. While Australia as a whole is rated a low-risk country by global standards, sub-groups of our population also remain at high risk for some bloodborne infections; and people living in particular geographical regions are at risk of certain vector borne diseases.

  • In the area of bloodborne viruses, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, our researchers aim to understand the lived experience of priority populations to determine the best approaches to prevention, testing, treatment and harm reduction.
  • Many vector borne (via animals or insects) infectious diseases are preventable through protective measures and community mobilisation. Our researchers use epidemiology, mapping, surveillance and trial elimination strategies to answer practical questions for clinical management and public health prevention.
  • The E-DENGUE¬†project aims to create a digital dengue early warning system to help local communities and health centres mitigate outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease in the Mekong Delta Region.