- Immunisation education and training
- Seroprevalence study in Timor-Leste
- Serological surveillance for vaccine preventable diseases in the Western Pacific Region
- Point-of-care testing to determine dengue serostatus: a field evaluation study in Timor-Leste
- Vaccine Champions and Vaccine Communication program: building confidence in COVID-19 vaccination in the Western Pacific Region
- Guidelines for disease outbreak preparedness and response
- Serosurveillance: Reaching zero-dose children and under-immunised communities in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea project
- Development of a community-based intervention to improve immunisation coverage among children with disability in Fiji
- Determining Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in children under five in Timor-Leste
- Vaccination behavioural insights research to inform tailored resource development in three Pacific Island Countries
- Reaching Zero-Dose children in the Solomon Islands: Technical assistance for Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services Extended Program on Immunisation
Guidelines for measles and rubella outbreak preparedness and response in the Western Pacific Region
ARIA is leading the development of measles and rubella preparedness and response guidelines for the Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO). The guidelines are aimed at enabling Member States to prepare for and rapidly respond to measles and rubella outbreaks.
The project aims to:
- assist Member States in the Western Pacific Region (WPR) to prepare for and prevent outbreaks of measles and rubella
- develop operational and relevant guidelines that take into consideration the immense variation in geography, population size, immunisation programs and surveillance systems across the region.
The guidelines will be developed using existing frameworks, evidence review and expert opinion from within the region. They will also include inputs gained through country consultations.
These guidelines will:
- contribute towards the ability of Member States to detect, respond to and prevent outbreaks, which is crucial for achieving elimination of diseases along with increasing vaccination coverage
- enable Member States to investigate outbreaks for better understanding of the disease epidemiology
- contribute towards the implementation of the Measles Outbreaks Strategic Response Plan in the region.
Lead: Associate Professor Meru Sheel, Australian National University (ANU)
Study team: Md Saiful Islam, Research Fellow, Australian National University (ANU)
For any enquiries, please email the ARIA secretariat.