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Important statistics

75% of emerging human diseases 

are zoonotic (animal to human)

300% increase in outbreaks

seen in zoonotic diseases over the past 30 years

~2.5 billion cases of illness and 2.7 million deaths

from zoonoses every year

540,000 - 850,000 unknown viruses

existing in nature are estimated to be zoonotic 

Goal

Ensuring Australia is more resilient to emerging infectious diseases through improved preparedness and responsiveness.

Enhance Australia's resilience to the health threats of emerging infectious diseases by 2025.

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Opportunity

IMF estimates the COVID-19 pandemic will cost $28 trillion by 2025. 

Human impacts and environmental pressures are creating increased threats to our health. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how dangerous pathogens that have no existing solutions or tools such as test to identify them, vaccines to prevent them or therapeutics to treat them - pose a very real risk to public health and global economies.

Impact

Prevent-Detect-Respond-Recover

The mission in development is aiming for:
  • A higher level of health security for Australia and the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Increased sovereign capabilities and supply chain integrity;
  • Opportunities for jobs and growth; and
  • Less of an economic and social impact from future outbreaks.

Impact

Prevent-Detect-Respond-Recover

The mission in development is aiming for:
  • A higher level of health security for Australia and the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Increased sovereign capabilities and supply chain integrity;
  • Opportunities for jobs and growth; and
  • Less of an economic and social impact from future outbreaks.

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