The Collaboration for Health in Papua New Guinea (CHPNG) is a partnership aiming at building the local capacity of the health workers and the local communities of PNG to HIV. This document provides an acquittal for two years of work by NAPWHA under a contract dated October 2016.
The life expectancy of Australians living with HIV has been steadily increasing and is approaching that of the general population. For them, and for the community organisations that serve and represent them, living simultaneously with HIV and with the consequences of ageing is a ‘new frontier’. This report describes and synthesises the work that has been carried out by NAPWHA to address this challenge now and into the future.
This NAPWHA report is an analysis drawing together several years’ worth of data from the main pharmaceutical industry suppliers of compassionate access antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in Australia and combines this with, for the first time, data from the State and Territory jurisdictions to produce the most accurate estimate to-date of the number of Medicare ineligible PLHIV in Australia. It comes with recommendations for systemic improvements.
In Australia and internationally, there has in recent decades been a strong policy, research and practice interest in health literacy. In July 2019, NAPWHA commissioned researcher consultant Ronald Woods to identify, describe, analyse and synthesize existing literature on health literacy — with a literature review forming an integral part of the HIV health literacy framework project. This resource can be used by people working in community health as a resource to gain an understanding of health literacy as a concept.
The aim of this paper – a national audit of Australia’s mandatory disease spitting laws – is to better understand how mandatory testing laws are being applied. Aside from the mandatory testing laws being at odds with national HIV testing policy and operating outside the clearly structured and highly successful HIV responses managed by Department of Health, the audit found in many instances, the laws, their implementation, and monitoring were flawed.