Primary funding and governance

PAEDS is coordinated by the National Centre for Immunisation Surveillance and Research (NCIRS) and substantially supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and the state and territory health departments of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. PAEDS is also under the oversight of the PAEDS Reference Group, composed of representatives from all participating departments of health and independent expert groups.

Funding for each PAEDS condition is provided by different sources over time. Currently in 2019, funding is provided via the following sources:

Acute Flaccid Paralysis

Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Childhood Encephalitis

Australian Government Department of Health

NHMRC CRE (1079575) 2016-2020: Centre of Research Excellence for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID). Sorrell T, Jones C.

Influenza

Australian government funding as part of the FluCAN network 

NHMRC Partnership Project (1113851) 2016-2020: Reducing vaccine preventable diseases in children: using national active hospital-based surveillance to evaluate and improve immunisation program performance. Macartney K, Blyth C, Marshall H, Leask J, McIntyre P, Elliott E, Snelling T, Clark J, Buttery J, Wood N.

State and territory health departments 

Pertussis

NHMRC Partnership Project (1113851) 2016-2020: Reducing vaccine preventable diseases in children: using national active hospital-based surveillance to evaluate and improve immunisation program performance. Macartney K, Blyth C, Marshall H, Leask J, McIntyre P, Elliott E, Snelling T, Clark J, Buttery J, Wood N.

State and territory health departments 

Varicella Zoster Virus

State and territory health departments

Invasive Group A Streptococcus Disease

State and territory health departments

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

State and territory health departments 

Kawasaki disease

National Blood Sector Research and Development Pilot grant from the National Blood Authority

Gram-negative blood stream infections

Combined strategic start-up grants from The University of Queensland and The Children’s Health Foundation Queensland

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) 

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, pilot study

 

 

Last updated October 2019