Introduction: The history of and key areas within Defence Public Health
Covid outbreak mapping
Management of outbreaks of infectious disease in a deployed setting overseas
Other health protection considerations for deploying troops, including air quality, vector management and vaccination.
Health Prevention: Work undertaken within Defence to maintain the fitness of the fighting force.
Global Health Engagement: An overview of the principles of Defence’s contribution to global health and some of the challenges faced.
We aim to share some of the lessons learned from public health in a Defence setting and to discuss some of the nuances of dealing with a military population who may deploy to worldwide settings at short notice. There will be opportunity to ask questions and to discuss overlap between Defence and civilian public health.