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ARIA gets support to minimise impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Indo-Pacific

The Australian Regional Immunization Alliance (ARIA) is proud to be supported by Australia’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security under the Australian Government’s renewed focus on the fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19, in the region.

Announced in May 2020, the Australian Government’s Partnerships for Recovery policy presents Australia’s priorities in working globally, and especially with our near neighbours, to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security is playing a central role in the region’s COVID-19 response. This includes providing personal protective equipment, diagnostic testing assistance and support for infection prevention across Australia’s neighbourhood. In Timor-Leste, the centre and its partners are concentrating on disease surveillance and control, critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Together with the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, ARIA continues to work with Australian and international partners, like GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, to ensure equity in access in some of Australia’s nearest neighbours.