Consultation on the Implementation Plans for the National Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategies is now open. Interested stakeholders are invited to make a submission using the template to the Department of Health by 22 February 2019. The five strategies were publicly released on 29 November 2018 and set the direction for Australia’s continuing response to BBV and STI from 2018 to 2022. They include:
- Third National Hepatitis B Strategy
- Fifth National Hepatitis C Strategy
- Eighth National HIV Strategy
- Fourth National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy
- Fifth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy
The next step is to develop the Implementation Plans to underpin each strategy. The consultation seeks stakeholder input to inform their development. Following stakeholder input, the plans will be developed and finalised by Australian Government Department of Health and state and territory health departments via the Jurisdictional Executive Group of the BBV and STI Standing Committee (BBVSS). BBVSS is a standing committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). The implementation plans will then be endorsed by AHPPC and will be publicly available on the Department of Health website. The implementation plans will be reviewed as required during the life of the strategies.
For more information and to make a submission, click here.