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812 Million in public health funding for States and Territories.



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Media Release

The Hon Tony Abbott MHR Minister for Health and Ageing

812 Million in public health funding for States and Territories 7 April 2005

Public health programs, delivered by the states and territories to deal with drug misuse, sexual health, HIV/AIDS and blood-borne diseases, will receive $812 million from the Commonwealth Government over the next five years.

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Public health programs, delivered by the states and territories to deal with drug misuse, sexual health, HIV/AIDS and blood-borne diseases, will receive $812 million from the Commonwealth Government over the next five years.

The government has provided the funding to states and territories under the renewed Public Health Outcome Funding Agreements from 2004 to 2009.

New South Wales is the final state to sign the renewed agreement.

Through these agreements, the Commonwealth Government provides funding for public health programs that include:

• preventing HIV/AIDS and sexually transmissible and blood borne diseases

• women's health, including screening for breast and cervical cancer

• addressing the misuse of licit and illicit drugs

• reproductive and sexual health.

The Public Health Outcome Funding Agreements give each state and territory the flexibility to decide how much to spend on their respective services, so they can achieve nationally agreed outcomes.

Media contact: Kate Miranda, 0417