Australian Respiratory Council


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Congratulations to Professor Paul Foster

The ARC congratulates Professor Paul Foster on his appointment as the Executive Director of The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.  Professor Foster will take up the role in August, 2024 following the retirement of widely respected asthma researcher Professor Emerita Carol Armour AM, who has been the Woolcock’s Executive Director for the past 12 years. […]

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Join us in marking a pivotal moment in the battle against TB this World TB Day, March 24, 2024. Following the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB in September 2023, we’ve witnessed unprecedented progress: a record 7.5 million people were diagnosed with TB, out of an estimated 10.3 million people with the disease in 2022,

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WHO Director-General’s Flagship Initiative

In advance of the 2023 UN High Level Meeting on TB, the World Health Organization (WHO) has expanded the scope of the WHO Director-General’s Flagship Initiative to fast-track progress towards ending TB, over the period 2023-2027. The focus of the initiative will be on ensuring universal access to prevention, care and the latest tools and technologies to

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World TB Day 2023

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that

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Estimating the long- term effects of mass screening for latent and active TB in the Marshall islands

Population-based screening programmes for latent and active tuberculosis (TB) were implemented in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in 2017 and 2018. A transmission dynamic model of TB informed by local data to capture the Marshall Islands epidemic’s historical dynamics was developed. Modelling suggests that it would be possible to achieve TB pre-elimination by 2040

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