More information regarding malaria prevention in the ADF, including the use of anti-malarial medication and clinical trials, is available by contacting Joint Health Command at ADF.Malaria@defence.gov.au.
Trial case records
Participants seeking their trial case records can make a request in writing to Joint Health Command at ADF.Malaria@defence.gov.au. They will need to provide their full name, date of birth service/PMKEYS number and contact details (telephone, email and postal address). It may take several weeks to provide the documents as they have to be located and retrieved from the AMI archives and checked for completeness. These documents will be released by the Commander Joint Health.
Defence service records
Service records are classified into two categories; personnel records and health records. Personal records include all those documents relating to a member’s routine administration, career management and training whilst health records include medical, dental and psychological records.
Serving ADF members who want to access their health records can make a request through their supporting Defence Health Centre.
Ex-serving members who are concerned about the anti-malaria medication they may have taken in the past may request a copy of their health records by submitting a request to the Defence Archives Centre at ADF.Records@defence.gov.au.
More Information can be found at http://www.defence.gov.au/Records/
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Any former ADF member who feels they may have health problems related to any aspect of their military service is encouraged to submit a claim to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). DVA serves veterans, war widows and widowers, serving and former Defence Force members, eligible AFP members with overseas service, and dependants and carers. DVA provides compensation and income support entitlements, delivers health care and rehabilitation services, and fulfils Australia’s commitment to remember and honour those who serve our nation.
Contact DVA at http://www.dva.gov.au/contact
Repatriation Medical Authority
The Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA) is an independent statutory authority responsible to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs. It consists of a panel of five practitioners eminent in the fields of medical science. Their role is to determine Statements of Principles (SOPs) for any disease, injury or death that could be related to military service, based on sound medical-scientific evidence. The SOPs state the factors which ‘must’ or ‘must as a minimum’ exist to cause a particular kind of disease, injury or death.
Contact RMI at http://www.rma.gov.au/contact-us/
Therapeutic Goods Administration
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods. It carries out a range of assessment and monitoring activities to ensure that therapeutic goods available in Australia are of an acceptable standard with the aim of ensuring that the Australian community has access, within a reasonable time, to therapeutic advances.
Contact TGA at http://www.tga.gov.au/contact-tga
Army Malaria Institute
The Army Malaria Institute has been renamed the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Diseases Institute (ADFMIDI). ADFMIDI is a world-recognised centre for malaria research and training which works to ensure that ADF personnel are able to have the best possible protection against malaria and other vector-borne diseases. ADFMIDI also provides clinical advice to Defence health practitioners, diagnostic testing, training, regional capacity building, and is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Malaria.
Contact ADFMIDI at http://www.defence.gov.au/Health/AMI/
Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee
The Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHREC) was a properly constituted human research ethics committee registered with the NHMRC. Its role was to provide expert review of research protocols submitted for approval by researchers, to conduct human research on Defence personnel. Information about ADHREC is available from the Joint Health Command Health Research Coordination website.
On 1 July 2017 it was replaced by the joint Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (DDVA HREC). DDVA HREC reviews the ethics of, and where appropriate, approves proposal for human research to be conducted by, or on, Defence personnel and/or utilising Defence resources in accordance with the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, other relevant guidelines and institutional policy.
More information about DDVA HREC is available from the DDVA HREC website.
Contact DDVA HREC at http://www.defence.gov.au/health/hrec/submissions.asp