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It's Wound Awareness Week 2021 (WAW21)

Posted August 24 2021

Wound Awareness Week 2021 (WAW21) kicked off on Monday 23 August. It aims to raise awareness to reduce the financial barriers to treating chronic wounds, and highlight evidence that the economic cost of chronic wounds to Australia's health system can be significantly reduced. The WAW21 theme is 'The solution is bleeding obvious'.

The inventor of ‘spray on skin’ and 2005 Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Wood will lead the 2021 Wound Awareness Week activities. Professor Wood says the challenges of chronic wounds were huge, but they were not an insurmountable problem.

Find out more about WAW21 and the health impacts of chronic wounds at the Wound Aware website

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