Volume 24 No.1

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Framework for a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre

In 2013, the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Network (EOC-NET) of the World Health Organization (WHO) embarked on a project to develop a framework for public health emergency operation centres (EOCs). This included systematic reviews of public health EOCs (PHEOCs) as well as EOC-related plans and procedures; communication technology and infrastructure; minimum datasets and standards; and training and exercises.1 These were conducted in parallel… Read more »

By Peter Leggat In   Issue Volume 24 No.1 .

The Practical Compendium of Immunisations for International Travel

In the context of protecting travellers going abroad, “vaccination is a highly effective method of preventing certain infectious diseases”.1 At last here is a practical manual for travel immunisations which is relevant for this region, and is an ideal companion in the clinic for The Australian Immunisation Handbook2 and similar guidelines for the region. The Practical Compendium of Immunisations for International Travel brings… Read more »

By Marc Shaw and Claire Wong In   Issue Volume 24 No.1 .

Differences in Physical Characteristics and Performance Measures of Part-Time and Full- Time Tactical Personnel: A Critical Narrative Review

Abstract Background: Tactical personnel such as military, law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel routinely perform physically strenuous occupational tasks, requiring strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Tactical populations are comprised of part-time and full-time personnel, with both groups expected to perform similar tasks at an equivalent level. Purpose: To critically review existing literature comparing physical characteristics and… Read more »

By Dylan MacDonald , Rodney Pope and Robin M Orr In   Issue Volume 24 No.1 .

Army Malaria Institute – Its Evolution and Achievements Fifth Decade: 2006-2015

Abstract As the Army Malaria Institute entered its fifth decade, its research mission expanded and matured. Five research departments were engaged in assessing a variety of malaria drugs, molecular biology, field, clinical and diagnostic studies while arbovirus vaccines and molecular epidemiology topics were studied. Internal and external reviews of the Army Malaria Institute (AMI) were conducted indicating that… Read more »

By G. Dennis Shanks , Michael D Edstein , Qin Cheng , Steve Frances , John Aaskov , Ken Lilley , Robert D Cooper , Ivor Harris and Alyson Auliff In   Issue Volume 24 No.1 .

The Pioneers of Australian Military Malariology: Some Biographical Profiles (Part 1)

Abstract Australian military malariology has a long but discontinuous history extending back to the Boer War and possibly earlier. Its origins could possibly have been in the Sudan campaign (1885) and more certainly in the second Boer War (1899–1902) in the years before the establishment of the Australian Army. The discipline has continued, increasingly purposefully during the… Read more »

By Ian Howie-Willis In   Issue Volume 24 No.1 .

Nursing Services in the New Zealand Defence Force: A Review After 100 Years

Abstract This year marks 100 years since the inception of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps. The centenary provides an opportune time to reflect upon the nature of military nursing in New Zealand today. The past century has seen significant changes in the way in which nursing services are configured as well as to whom care… Read more »

By Maree Sheard , Annette Huntington and Jean Gilmour In   Issue Volume 24 No.1 .