A/Prof Gail Matthews, Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia
Elimination is reduction in incidence and related mortality to a level that are no longer a public health concern. A/Prof Matthews describes a number of ways in which clinicians can and do contribute directly to this aim. According to A/Prof Kirby, 9 countries are on track to meet targets, Australia is lucky to be one of them. She identified an increasing prescriber base with no need for specialists in most cases.