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The Territory is well placed in developing world-leading health research and disaster preparedness across the Asia-Pacific region, with world-class research capabilities in tropical health and research, led by the Menzies School of Health Research.

Menzies researches tropical conditions of major public health importance, such as:

  • malaria
  • tuberculosis
  • melioidosis
  • staphylococcal and streptococcal disease
  • rheumatic heart disease
  • pneumococcal disease
  • influenza
  • hepatitis B.

In addition, Darwin is home to Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC). NCCTRC has an international reputation for excellence in health training and disaster preparedness and collaborates with the World Health Organization to mentor and share its knowledge globally.

Conducting state-of-the-art research into trauma management and disaster preparedness and response, it incorporates its findings into deployment practices through the Australian medical assistance team training.

These capabilities provide a conducive environment for investment in health technology industries.

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Updated 17 February 2022