The Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance (ARIA), supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, will increase engagement with partner governments in support of immunisation programs in the Pacific region, including Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

Coordinated by NCIRS, ARIA brings together many of Australia’s leading immunisation and vaccine preventable disease experts, including from the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, the Burnet Institute, the University of New South Wales, theTelethon Kids Institute and the Menzies School of Health Research. ARIA members will consult with Indo-Pacific country health ministries and other key stakeholders to identify and strengthen specific capacity-building projects, including support for the elimination of measles and preparation for the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Last updated April 2023