Professor Jaya Dantas and Dr Claire Rogers Co- Convenors, PHAA International Health Special Interest Group On the 24 June … More
Dr Abela Mahimbo and Dr Amie Steel PHAA’s Women’s Health Special Interest Group convenors The Australian public health community … More
Pamela McCalman, La Trobe University; Catherine Chamberlain, The University of Melbourne, and Machellee Kosiak, Australian Catholic University While Australia is … More
Professor Jaya Dantas, Dr Claire Rogers, Dr Abela Mahimbo, and Professor Angela Taft Recently, United States (US) political news … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA COVID-19 seems to have thrown everything at us. In Australia, this includes both ‘baby busts’ and … More
PHAA The PHAA Women’s Health Special Interest Group (SIG) has historically been one of our most active SIGs, with past … More
Dr Mary-Anne Land – PHAA Forty years ago, the World Health Assembly adopted the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk … More
Authors – Firew Bobo (PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney, UTS); Professor Andrew Hayen, (UTS); Professor Angela Dawson; (UTS) How … More
Dr Narendar Manohar (Western Sydney University), Professor Andrew Hayen (University of Technology Sydney), Associate Professor Amit Arora (Western Sydney University) … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA The Australian Public Health Conference 2021 starts this Thurday 23 September, and features a stellar … More
Kim Jose At the recent AGM of the PHAA Judy Seal was awarded a President’s Award by David Templeman for … More
Food safety ministers are being urged to prioritise the health of families and the community when they meet on 17 July to vote on an effective pregnancy health warning for alcohol products. Alcohol is the leading cause of preventable non-genetic developmental disability in Australia. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) affects between 2-9% of babies born each year.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us all too well, good health policy depends on prior planning, decisive action, and a willingness to spend money. But there’s another area where Australia’s willingness to plan and spend has fallen far short: monitoring breastfeeding rates.
One-fifth of Australian women still don’t receive mental health checks both before and after the birth of their baby, our research published today has found.