Communicable Diseases Network Australia

Postal Address
CDNA Secretariat, MDP 14, Australian Government Department of Health, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
(02) 6289 1400

CDNA is a sub-committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), which is a principal committee of the Australia Health Ministers' Advisory Committee (AHMAC).

The goal of CDNA is to provide national public health co-ordination and leadership, and support best practice for the prevention and control of communicable diseases.

The objectives of CDNA are to:
•To develop and co-ordinate national surveillance programs for communicable diseases.
•To develop policy, strategy and advice on the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
•To support and strengthen training and capacity building in the communicable disease field.
•To coordinate the investigation and control of multi-jurisdictional outbreaks of communicable disease.
•To engage and work with a range of national and international partners to prevent and control communicable diseases.

Members of the Network include representatives from:
Each State and Territory Government Health Department;
Australian Defence Forces (ADF);
Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID);
Australian Society of Microbiology (ASM);
Australian Government Department of Agriculture;
Australian Government Department of Health;
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ);
The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society (The Kirby Institute);
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH);
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS);
Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN); and
Other experts who may from time to time be invited to provide professional advice.


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