Dr Laila Khawar – Developing new systems to track progress toward elimination of sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses

Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au
Booking deadline: 
Friday, 1 November 2019 - 5:00pm

A catered lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. Please RSVP to recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au by COB Friday 1 November.

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Dr Laila Khawar

Dr Laila Khawar

Senior Research Officer and PhD Student, Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program, Kirby Institute

Dr Laila Khawar is a PhD Student and a senior research officer at the Kirby institute. Her research is focused on developing new systems to track progress toward elimination of sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Australia.

Abstract

Eradication and Elimination Goals and Targets for Communicable Diseases: A Global Systematic Review

The World Health Organization (WHO) has targeted several communicable diseases for eradication, elimination and disease control. Ambiguities around the true objectives of these goals may lead countries to prematurely believe that they have eliminated a disease and to reduction in funds from donors and policy makers. We conducted a global systematic review on eradication and elimination documents produced by international organisations, primarily the WHO. The finding will assist in paving the way toward a standardised approach to communicate and develop elimination goals in the future.

Defining Elimination of Genital Warts in Australia: A Modified Delphi Study

Australia being a global leader in HPV vaccine implementation, and in demonstrating vaccine impact, would likely to be the first country to reach elimination of genitals warts. However, there was no agreed-upon elimination definition for genital warts. We conducted a modified Delphi study to define genital warts elimination in the Australian context.

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