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  1. 28 October 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Watch Episode 1: Conversations on COVID-19: A Global View

    The University of Melbourne's Conversations on COVID-19: A Global View features international experts exploring how we'll live with the coronavirus pandemic.

  2. 10 July 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    Testing wildlife could stop pandemics in their tracks

    The key to reducing disease in humans is proactive disease surveillance in animals; we already have the technology to do it say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 4 June 2020 - Under the Microscope

    Lessons for COVID-19 from the Ebola frontline

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Amanda Rojek was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic, and is now drawing on those lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. 2 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health

    University of Melbourne experts say the One Health approach brings together human, animal and environmental health research to tackle some of our biggest issues

  5. 29 May 2020 - Legal Affairs

    The World Health Organization as pandemic police?

    The idea the World Health Organization could investigate disease in countries is interesting, but a University of Melbourne expert says there are clear problems

  6. Podcast29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The dynamics of disease

    Professor Tony Blakely, a University of Melbourne epidemiologist and public health specialist, discusses COVID-19 infection control models and exit strategies.

  7. 8 April 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    Don’t blame the pangolin (or any other animal) for COVID-19

    Animals may be the original hosts for viruses such as COVID-19, but the causes of transmission to humans are our fault, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 19 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Schools must provide soap to maintain basic hygiene

    Good hygiene is essential to stopping germs like the COVID-19 virus, but soap is not provided as standard in all schools say University of Melbourne experts.

  9. 8 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Immunising kids against pneumonia

    A new pneumonia study in Laos - including the University of Melbourne - is proving that a vaccine against pneumococcus in children protects entire communities.

  10. 14 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Protecting the world from the threat of pandemics

    University of Melbourne researchers are creating mathematical models of infectious diseases like pandemic flu, giving governments a toolkit for taking action