Tuesday, 25 May 2010

5 new national hepatitis and STD strategies endorsed by Australian Health Ministers' Conference

Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mark Butler, launched last week Australia's first ever national strategy for Hepatitis B and an updated national strategy for Hepatitis C to coincide with World Hepatitis Day and Hepatitis Awareness Week. The strategies will provide a framework to reinvigorate the nation's efforts to prevent new cases of Hepatitis B and C over the next four years. They also provide an action plan to better support and care for people already living with these conditions. They form part of five government strategies to address the problems of hepatitis and blood-borne diseases. The strategies are :

The Sixth National HIV Strategy

The First National Hepatitis B Strategy

The Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy

The Third National Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Strategy

The Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy.

1 comment:

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I think that is a great to come up with a strategy to help further prevent STD problems. It is becoming a huge issue in Australia, especially among young people. We are trying to make a difference ourselves to help prevent STD's, check us out on wrapupyournight.wordpress.com!

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