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Thank you to our City2Surf donors!

Thank you to all our wonderful donors who participated in the highly successful City to Surf 2018, we couldn’t be more proud of you. It was clearly a wonderful day full of fun and laughter and we thank each and every one of you for all your training, endurance and…

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The Chrysotile conundrum

The debate on economics versus health risks rages on. The Sri Lanken Daily News explores the issue: http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/08/07/features/158954/chrysotile-conundrum

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ADRI Annual Report 2017 Now Available

The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of asbestos-related diseases and at the same time to contribute to more effective measures to prevent exposure to asbestos. View our Annual Report 2017, which is now available, to see our progress:   Annual Report 2017:    …

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Sandie Foreman would like to Make Mesothelioma History

Sandie was diagnosed with mesothelioma two years ago. To raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and much needed funds for research Sandie is going in the City to Surf. To read more about Sandie and her quest visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/makemesohistory/ You can support the City 2 Surf…

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Watch the Q&A ADRI Style event – that was live-streamed on Monday 7th May

Q&A – ADRI Style – Monday 7th May 2018, 10am An opportunity for patients, families and health professionals to meet with an expert team to discuss the latest treatments, symptom management and living with dignity. This event was live-streamed on Monday 7th May. Watch the video below:  

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“We cannot buy the health of people with money”

Recently Professor Ken Takahashi, Director of the NSW Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, spoke at a gathering of Lao Ministers, senior officials  representatives of the Wold Health organisation (WHO) and civil society agencies, to underscore the case for banning asbestos. Melody Kemp shares further: “We cannot buy the health of people with…

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Sharing knowledge to achieve a chrysotile asbestos ban in Laos

In early March 2018, Dr Ken Takahashi, Director of ADRI and WHO consultant, played a leading role at the workshop for developing a National Action Plan for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in Laos. Dr Takahashi brought to the table his vast experience to advocate to policy makers for an…

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ADRI knowledge leads international journal special edition

ADRI Executive Director Dr Ken Takashi recently led a special asbestos issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health as guest editor. The special issue showcases national experiences and key lessons learned in the context of leadership, know-how and capacity with adopting national bans on asbestos, experiences…

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MESO MARCH in May – Make Mesothelioma History and Q&A ADRI Style

MESO MARCH in May – Sunday 6th May 2018 The Meso March in May is a walk to acknowledge and support people living with mesothelioma and those who have experienced the consequences of this terrible disease. Please join us for our 2nd Annual Meso March in May: a 4.5 km…

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Bernie Banton portrait and the Banton Family

In Memory of Bernie Banton AM

The 27th November 2017 was the 10th anniversary of Bernie Banton’s passing. In honour of Bernie, members of his family organised a remembrance day visiting ADRI, the medical research centre named in Bernie’s honour. Bernie Banton was an Australian crusader for people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and social justice. He…

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