New Centre enhances disaster health research

launchHealth Minister John Hill opened the Flinders University Research Centre for Disaster Resilience and Health at a ceremony on Friday, 12 March.

The event also marked the launch of the Flinders University Research Program for Disaster Nursing.“There is an urgent need for more evidence-based solutions to the health problems associated with catastrophic emergencies and disaster and to assist in building the resilience and preparedness of communities at risk,” Professor Arbon said.

“The Centre, with its partners such as the International Council of Nurses and the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, aims to enhance disaster health research.”

(Left to right: Health Minister John Hill, Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber and Centre Director, Professor Paul Arbon.)

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