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Nurse holding a needle about to vaccinate a patient

Kalgoorlie targeted Men W vaccination program

A one-off meningococcal W vaccination program for people living in the Kalgoorlie region will run from Monday 12 December 2016 to Saturday 1 April 2017.
Shahimr Rind, Lisa Bastian and Hartley Williams with Noongar Radio presenter, Big Girl

Health Matters – HIV and AIDS

WA Health, WA AIDS Council and guest, Hartley Williams, talk about HIV for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week.
(L-R from back) Adrian Fretwell, Gareth Baynam, John Day, Jamie McNair, Molly Meldrum, Lily Fretwell and Jessica Jackson

Diagnosing rare diseases brings music to Molly's ears

Australian music icon Molly Meldrum dropped into King Edward Memorial Hospital to congratulate WA Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program on its success in diagnosing children with rare and as yet undiagnosed medical conditions.
Health professional monitoring a patient having an electroencephalograph (EEG)

WA Adult Epilepsy Service commences service at SCGH

The WA Adult Epilepsy Service (WAAES) has this week commenced its inpatient service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), with the first patient being treated. The outpatient component of the service commenced in August.
Russell Cox from Asthma Foundation, Noongar Radio presenter Big Girl, and Clinical Co-lead Respiratory Network - Mark Everard

Health Matters – Asthma

WA Health and Asthma Foundation discuss Asthma