Infections and Immunology Health Network
- WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategies 2015–2018
- Release of National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program (NAUSP) Report 2014
WA Health launched a suite of sexual health strategies in September 2015 to increase focus on the prevention, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). The strategies were developed by the Public Health Division in partnership with community and industry stakeholders and will be evaluated regularly to ensure they remain responsive to community needs. They focus on key issues areas: STIs, HIV, hepatitis B and C, and Aboriginal STIs and BBVs.
To view the strategies visit the Department of Health website (external site).
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) has released the Antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals: 2014 report of the National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program (NAUSP).
The NAUSP is a passive surveillance system measuring rates of antimicrobial use in hospital settings and gathers data from over 129 public and private hospitals across Australia. The report can be downloaded from the Commission’s website.