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AIHW – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is an independent statutory agency producing authoritative and accessible information and statistics to inform and support better policy and service delivery decisions, leading to better health and wellbeing for all Australians.

It publicly releases over 200+ reports and data analyses annually covering over 75 health and welfare topics.

The AIHW has more than 30 years of experience working with health and welfare data. It is recognised both nationally and internationally for our statistical expertise and proven track record in providing high quality, independent evidence.

The AIHW is backed by numerous data holdings and unmatched knowledge of data and information related to the Australian health and welfare sectors.

Vision and mission

The AIHW is committed to providing statistical information that governments and the community can use to promote discussion and inform decisions on health, housing and community services.

Their vision is to provide stronger evidence (data and information) for better decisions and improved health and welfare.

How AIHW can help

The AIHW offers a range of services, from data development through to analyses and data linkage—tailored to our clients’ needs for information and statistics.

It also offers a suite of products including brief and detailed reports, data visualisation tools and data downloads to meet the different needs of their audiences.

Information line

Call +61 2 62441000 or email info@aihw.gov.au

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - AIHW – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Last reviewed: March 2020

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Rubella in Australia

Rubella (also known German measles) is a viral disease. For most people, a rubella infection causes mild illness of fever, rash and swollen lymph glands.

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Meningococcal disease in Australia | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Meningococcal disease is a rare bacterial disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis.

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Pneumococcal disease in Australia

Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria (also known as pneumococcus). These bacteria are commonly found in the nose and throat of some people, most of whom remain healthy.

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Chickenpox in Australia | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Chickenpox (varicella) is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

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Vaccine preventable disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are often affected by vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) at a higher rate than non-Indigenous Australians.

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Vaccine preventable disease in Australia

Worldwide, vaccination is a very successful and cost-effective population health intervention.

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Hib disease in Australia

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is caused by bacteria commonly found in the nose and throat of some people, most of whom remain healthy.

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Rotavirus in Australia

Rotavirus is a common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children, but may affect people of any age.

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Tetanus in Australia

Tetanus is an acute, sometimes fatal bacterial disease caused by toxins produced by Clostridium tetani.

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Mumps in Australia | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Mumps is a contagious infection of the salivary glands, caused by the mumps virus.

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