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World Hepatitis Day ...
In the lead up to World Hepatitis Day on Tuesday 28 July, the Northern Territory Government has made available funding to expand hepatitis B vaccination among Indigenous Territorians. The new arrangement means Indigenous Territorians under 50 years of age, who have not been fully vaccinated, will be eligible for free hepatitis B vaccination until December 2015.

Major Contractor Announced for Palmerston Regional Hospital ...
Lend Lease, one of Australia's largest and most successful construction companies, has been selected as the managing contractor for the 116-bed $150 million Palmerston Regional Hospital. The company has proven experience and capabilities as managing contractor in hospital construction overseeing $8 billion worth of health-related projects over the last five years in Australia.

Captain Starlight to spread magic in Central Australia ...
Captain Starlight will this week return to Central Australia to improve the wellbeing of children living in regional and remote areas. The Starlight Children's Foundation Outreach program, led by Captain Starlight, helps enhance kids' healthcare experiences, encouraging healthy living practices through entertainment and play.

Kunjin virus still active in the Top End ...
Top End residents and visitors are warned not to become complacent when it comes to getting bitten by mosquitoes. This warning follows ongoing detections of Kunjin virus (KUNV) activity in the Darwin region.

Top End warned to cover up following Murray Valley Encephalitis case ...
Top End residents are again being warned to cover up against mosquitoes following a recent case of Murray Valley Encephalitis (MVE) in the Katherine region.

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