Australia’s active hospital-based surveillance for severe childhood disease
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the African region as wild polio-free after 4 years without a case.
PAEDS joins the global community in celebrating this achievement. Explore the enormity of this moment by visiting https://www.africakicksoutwildpolio.com/
Australia continues to support the WHO global polio eradication initiative by maintaining acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and ensuring our region remains polio free.
Read more about PAEDS work on AFP surveillance here.
PAEDS receives fundingfrom the Australian government
NCIRS, Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth St, Westmead Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145 Tel (612) 9845 1433 | Fax (612) 9845 1418 | ABN 53 188 579 090
We acknowledge that the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) is on the land of the traditional owners the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, and recognise their culture, history, diversity and their deep connection to the land. Together, through research and partnership, we aim to move to a place of equity for all. NCIRS also acknowledges and pays respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our research, staff and community are drawn.
Copyright © 2020 PAEDS. All rights reserved
Our website meets the criteria for credibility and content as defined by the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety.