Kirby Institute

AAHMS Fellows 2021

UNSW Sydney academics recognised for outstanding contributions to research in dementia, lung health and HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

Hepatitis C testing

A program jointly run by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney will set Australia on a path to eliminate hepatitis C.

Man wearing face mask showing bandaid on arm where he just received COVID vaccination

One study suggests getting vaccinated halves the risk of developing long COVID.

People wearing masks shopping at an outdoor fruit market

An 80% adult vaccination rate corresponds to 64% of the overall population, leaving plenty of people susceptible to the virus if restrictions ease too quickly.

Professor Raina MacIntyre Medconnect

Truthfulness, acknowledging uncertainty and understanding the workforce are key leadership elements, say senior health leaders.

a map of the asia pacific made up of people standing together in groups

UNSW researchers will work with an international team to strengthen lab testing and diagnosis of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

smoke from bushfires at sydney circular quay

A UNSW survey has explored the links between bushfire smoke and adverse health effects.

People waiting at a COVID-19 Vaccine Centre

If Australians won’t take the AstraZeneca vaccine, we must donate it to save lives elsewhere, especially while we queue-jump for more Pfizer doses.

Delta variant

The Delta variant is likely to become the most dominant strain globally. What does that mean for current and future variants?

Sydney Harbour Bridge behind a chain link fence

NSW's successful test and trace strategy controlled the Crossroads Hotel outbreak a year ago without needing a stringent lockdown. But this has not worked as well against Delta.

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