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The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin



The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin

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Disease Control Bulletin


Territory Health Services, Centre for Disease Control


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Date:2002-03; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




Communicable diseases; Reporting; Northern Territory; Statistics; Periodicals

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory disease control bulletin


v. 9 no. 1

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The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin Vol 9, No.1, March 2002 29 Disease Control Staff Updates Darwin A farewell to David Peacock, Head of Surveillance and resident poet. David has returned to NZ and reportedly will then be off to sunny ole England to re-stoke his accent! Peter Markey, most recently a TB medical officer with CDC has been appointed the new Head of Surveillance and may also keep up the bard tradition. Peter has a past history in the Territory working as a DMO and in epidemiology. He also worked as an academic GP in Melbourne. Lesley Scott, formerly TB/Leprosy RN has been appointed as Project/Research Officer replacing Sandra Downing who is planning to work overseas in the coming months. Chris Nagy has been appointed to Nan Millers position as Immunisation Project Officer while Nan is working in Papua New Guinea on a Cold Chain project. Until the end of June Chris will work one week in CDC and the other week in her position with the Top End Division of General Practice. In July she will take up the CDC position full-time. Sue Reid has returned from maternity leave on a part-time basis and is currently working in the TB/Leprosy Unit. Keith Edwards has recently been appointed Community Paediatrician, taking over from Alan Ruben. Keith worked for 20 years as a paediatrician in Papua New Guinea and has been involved in maternal and child health project design for Ausaid in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Phillipines. He has a strong interest in health worker training and operational research. Rosanne Muller has commenced as the new MAE student for 2002. She is a GP from Melbourne who completed a MPH through James Cook University in 2000. Her most recent work was in India with the Australian Red Cross. Katherine Matthew Hansen resigned to take up a Community Health RN position in Borrolloola and CDC now have Greg Hensche on board as the Mens Health Educator (AIDS/STD). He has come from the Kintore Street Community Services (Aged and Disability) where he was the Disability Care Coordinator but he has had extensive past rural and community health experience. He has lived in Katherine since 1997/8. *************