The Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance (ARIA) was established in April 2019. Key immunisation experts and partners from multiple Australian universities and research institutes held consultations in 2018 and early 2019 on the value of having a harmonised and integrated approach to support immunisation activities in our region (broadly defined as the Indo-Pacific region). As a result of these consultations, the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), in collaboration with these experts and partners, led to the formalisation of an alliance, called ARIA.

ARIA was informally launched in October 2019 and is hosted by NCIRS.

Members of the ARIA consortium provide technical and capacity-building support, as requested by Indo-Pacific country health ministries and other key stakeholders, for immunisation-related activities, including support for the elimination of measles and preparation for the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021.

ARIA collaborators include Australian universities and research institutes including the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, Menzies School of Health Research, Burnet Institute, The University of Sydney, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australian National University and The Kirby Institute at UNSW among others.

Visit ARIA website to find out more

Last updated June 2021