Enhanced Syphilis Response

Evaluation of NACCHO’s role under ESR

Blueprint for the Future: Evaluation of NACCHO’s role under the Enhanced Syphilis Response February 2021

In this report key elements of the ESR model have been identified to inform the public health response to syphilis and other STIs, BBVs and communicable diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the future.

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Syphilis Outbreak Online Training

Free accredited online professional development training for health workers in regions affected by the ongoing outbreak of infectious syphilis among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in regions of Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. This training provides important information for any health workers including Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Health Workers, doctors, nurses and midwives.
Training content includes:

  • Epidemiology
  • Testing and management
  • Current outbreak
  • Contact tracing
  • Outbreak responses
  • Interpreting results
  • Clinical stages
  • Notification

For more information visit: https://ashm.org.au/training/syphilis-outbreak-training-website-online-learning/

Young Deadly Syphilis Free Campaign

The Young Deadly Syphilis Free Campaign is a multi-strategy STI awareness-raising campaign, developed in response to the ongoing syphilis outbreak affecting regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in:

  • northern and western Queensland, including Torres Strait Islands
  • the Northern Territory
  • the Kimberley region of Western Australia
  • the Far North and Western regions of South Australia.

The campaign has been developed by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), in consultation with the Multijurisdictional Syphilis Outbreak Group of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia.
Now in its third phase, the campaign is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health(currently funded to 30 June 2021).
For more information visit the Young Deadly Free website here.