Health Security (Expansion Program)

  • Drug-resistant TB is on the rise

    Drug-resistant TB is on the rise

    Inadequate tools to diagnose, treat and prevent TB are major drivers of the global epidemic.

Strong public health systems reduce vulnerability to infectious diseases.

Burnet’s Health Security Program works to increase the capacities of health systems across the Asia-Pacific region.

Major components of this Program are aimed at improving responses to drug-resistant tuberculosis, strengthening policies and practices to prevent and control antimicrobial resistance, and applying One Health approaches to improve health for humans, animals and the environment.

Through this program Burnet is committing to making a major contribution:

  • To improve understanding of infectious disease threats and apply new tools to improve health security
  • To contribute to strengthening core public health system capacities required to prepare for and respond to infectious disease threats in the Asia-Pacific region
  • To make a major contribution to respond to tuberculosis, especially drug resistant tuberculosis, in the Asia-Pacific region
  • To increase the capacity of health professionals, researchers, policy makers and the general community in relation to health security, through education and training in Australia, our region and globally.


Contact Details

Doctor Ben Coghlan

Program Director, Health Security (Expansion Program)





Latest News

  • 20 February, 2019

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    New agreement for PNG research

    Burnet Institute is collaborating with Papua New Guinea’s National Department of Health to improve health evidence, services and outcomes in PNG.

  • 23 January, 2019

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    Forging closer TB ties with PNG

    Burnet has been pleased to host Dr Gibson Pawape, the new Senior Specialist Medical Officer at Daru General Hospital, PNG.

Upcoming Events

  • 24 March, 2019

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    World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

    World Tuberculosis Day aims to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease.

  • 25 April, 2019

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    World Malaria Day

    Malaria remains endemic in around 100 countries with more than three billion people at risk.