THE Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton on the expansion of Australia’s contribution to international efforts to address the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
The decision to commit increased funds, technical capacity and staffing to the development and management of a 100-bed treatment centre is applauded by the AHHA.
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is the national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals, community and primary healthcare services, and advocates for universal, high quality and affordable healthcare to benefit the whole community.
The AHHA is also pleased that Australia will be contributing to the development of World Health Organisation regional response plan,” Alison Verhoeven, AHHA Chief Executive, said.
“Today’s announcement is a welcome change to the Australian Government’s approach to the Ebola crisis and one commensurate with Australia’s international standing.
“The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association wishes to commend the Government on this commitment and believes that the further injection of expertise into on-the-ground assistance will be a positive contribution to addressing this major humanitarian crisis,” Ms Vehoeven added.
For more information on the AHHA, please visit http://ahha.asn.au.