Infectious diseases cause significant disease burden globally, but disproportionately affect certain populations, often those in low-resource settings. It is crucial for Australia to build local and regional capacity to respond to emerging and existing threats. Optimisation of surveillance and infection control strategies is needed to enable prediction and detection of outbreaks and their drivers, and improve understanding of elements that influence the effectiveness of infection control practices. Our researchers are leaders in developing practical, user-friendly decision support systems that are needed to translate evidence into action.

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.