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World Antibiotic Awareness Week World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The World Health Organisation has declared antibiotic resistance one of the greatest threats to worldwide health, food security and economic development.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Tags: antibiotic resistance, Dr Paul Griffin

International Infection Prevention Week: Antibiotic Resistance International Infection Prevention Week: Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are medicines used to treat severe bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria acquire extra genes that render antibiotic therapy ineffective. Keeping patients safe in hospital is dependent on effective antimicrobial therapy.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tags: antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial therapy, Dr Paul Griffin, hand washing, infection prevention, safety

Protecting ourselves and those around us Protecting ourselves and those around us

Influenza causes between 1500 and 3500 deaths, about 18 000 hospitalisations, and 300 000 GP consultations each year—adding up to an estimated annual cost to the Australian healthcare system of about 85 million dollars.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tags: Dr Paul Griffin, SafeQuest

Dr Griffin wins award for malaria research Dr Griffin wins award for malaria research

Mater’s Director of Infectious Diseases, Dr Paul Griffin has been awarded the Elsevier Clinical Research award for 2014  by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene  for his outstanding research on malaria transmission.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Tags: clinical research, Dr Paul Griffin, infectious disease, malaria, research