Funding boost to tackle health challenges in northern Australia

Work will begin to help close critical gaps in healthcare across northern Australia as the result of a $6m grant awarded today to Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The project will create opportunities to attract health and medical staff to northern Australia and provide professional development and interdisciplinary training in disease surveillance, policy and practice, case management and prevention, and build capacity to respond to emerging infectious threats.