University of New South Wales - Global Health@UNSW
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) has established the Strategic Partnerships for Health Initiative that seeks to provide improved health knowledge and expertise to inform policy dialogue at national, regional and international levels by both AusAID and development partners, through the establishment of Knowledge Hubs in four key areas. The School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales is committed to excellence in research, teaching and action to enhance health and health services.
The following values underpin the work in Australia, in the Asia-Pacific region, and globally and in relation to health policy, research, teaching and practice:
- Belief in health as a good and fundamental right for all;
- Commitment to social justice, equity, diversity & multiculturalism;
- Recognition of the valuable roles of different perspectives, disciplines and approaches to addressing emerging and existing problems; and
- Commitment to providing a base for exploring, critiquing, and stimulating dialogue and accountability that will promote transformation of public health, health services and systems.
GlobalHealth@UNSW represents a critical mass of researchers, teachers, development workers and practitioners who are committed to partnering with others to enhance the quality of global health and development. GlobalHealth@UNSW is a functional network of members who have demonstrated expertise in strengthening health systems and in researching and teaching around global health and development issues.
Working at a global level, and with an emphasis on the challenges facing low- and middle–income countries, the aims of GlobalHealth@UNSW are:
- Through education, training and technical collaboration, to build on evidence and best international public health practice towards enhancing national capacity in health policy development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and
- Through international collaboration, to foster partnerships and bring attention and resources to respond more effectively to global health issues, in particular those affecting the most vulnerable populations.
Links to the health workforce crisis
GlobalHealth@UNSW has an appreciation of the challenges to development in the Asia-Pacific and abroad. The Network contributes to building leadership and expertise in partner institutions and countries. Enhanced human resource development and management are seen as core to tackling health system problems. UNSW has an established track record in Health Management training in the Asia Pacific region, as well as in Public Health more generally. It has a deep commitment to addressing all dimensions of health system development and support, and have a commitment to working in difficult settings, including in fragile states, to promote equity and social justice. Its commitment to development principles is evident in the long-term relationships with partners in a number of countries such as the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Cambodia. The institutional environment in which GlobalHealth@UNSW operates enables it to deliver high level education and training in public health and health systems, with an emphasis on equity, social justice, culture, gender and human rights. Those contributing to developing GlobalHealth@UNSW attract a range of high-quality PhD and other research students and are committed to high quality research and evaluation alongside building the capacity of other institutions in the Asia-Pacific.
Call for knowledge information:
Alliance Members are invited to submit any relevant knowledge products such as documents, reports, tools, multimedia, links to specific project web sites by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Alliance Secretariat will publish relevant products on the Member's page.
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