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International guest speaker Associate Professor Nikki Turner discusses equity in immunisation during this NCIRS seminar/webinar, presenting data on the programs that have been implemented in New Zealand and globally to address gaps for at-risk groups such as indigenous, migrant and refugee populations, and those who are medically at risk.
Associate Professor Nikki Turner, Director Immunisation Advisory Centre, New Zealand
Associate Professor Nikki Turner is an academic General Practitioner, Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) and an associate professor in the Division of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland. Nikki has developed and evolved IMAC from its inception in 1996 into a national communication, coordination, education and research centre. Nikki's academic interests are in immunisation, primary health care and preventive child health. She represents the RNZCGP (College of General Practitioners) in child health interests, and is a health spokesperson for the Child Poverty Action Group. She is a member of the World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and Chair of the Measles and Rubella elimination subcommittee.
The Australian perspective was discussed during the questions and answer session of this thought provoking Seminar/Webinar.
Slides and audio from the webinar are available below.
The session was chaired by Professor Kristine Macartney, NCIRS Director.
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