Infectious diseases may have plummeted as a cause of death in Australia, but they continue to represent a major public health burden and require significant investment in research and management both at home and abroad, according to eminent scientists Peter Doherty and Sharon Lewin.
Speaking at the Melbourne Press Club on 1 June 2016, Nobel Laureate Professor Doherty and Doherty Institute director Professor Lewin identified the need for increased funding and collaboration to prevent, manage and cure infectious diseases around the world. They called on journalists to familiarise themselves with the work being done and to support the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council.
See slideshow of photos from the event
See the Doherty Institute media release