The Australian Global Health Alliance is the member-based peak body for Australian global health organisations, with a mandate to strengthen the global health ecosystem through national and global connections, partnerships, research, and innovation, promoting best practices in global health, and advocacy.
Our membership is diverse, ranging from universities and research institutes to international and national non-government organisations or peak bodies, to government entities and public private partnerships.
Founded in 2016 by a number of Australian global health organisations and leaders, the Alliance is currently the only OECD country global health alliance with a commitment to First Nations global health equity as part of its foundational mandate.
The Alliance also hosts the secretariats of the Australian Network of WHO Collaborating Centres and Pacific Friends of Global Health.
Towards a strengthened global health ecosystem
In 2022, the Alliance launched a new strategy, with a guiding vision of supporting the Australian global health community to contribute to a strong, sustainable and equitable global health ecosystem.
We aim to deepen collaboration among the global health community, as well as promote and curate knowledge sharing. We are committed to shifting power and transforming global health to be equitable for all, advance health equity, sustainable development and health security.
Our current cross-cutting themes and objectives, as determined in consultation with our members, are focused on some of the most urgent Global Health challenges of our time. We are concerned with the pressing emergency of the impacts of climate change for health, and we recognise the ramifications of gender inequity within the Global Health ecosystem, and are committed to addressing gender equity in all of our work.
As an Alliance formed on Indigenous lands, we recognise the value and importance of First Nations knowledge to transforming global health and we are committed to involving this knowledge in all that we do.
We are an emerging Alliance with many opportunities to support new members working across Global Health in our region. As such, we are passionate about creating spaces for members representing funders, government, business, academia and civil society organisations to join the Alliance.
We exist to support the local global health community in contributing to a strong, equitable global health ecosystem
We aim to deepen collaboration between us, and curate knowledge sharing.
We are committed to transforming global health to be equitable for all, advance health equity, sustainable development and health security.
How we work:
We are committed to action in three areas:
- Working locally and investing in the future generations of global health leaders
- Establishing our contributions to the field, globally;
- Working in strategic partnerships with government, business and arts.
Thematic focus areas:
As determined by our membership:
- Global health equity
- Planetary health
- First Nations global health
- Gender equality
Our Collaborative Advantage
The Alliance provides opportunities for members to form new relationships with other research and Global Health actors, including government, private sector and creative industries.
The Alliance creates platforms and voice for members to speak with government and business
Increase access to knowledge
The Alliance provides members with access to senior leaders and voices; and increases access to knowledge and expertise in Global Health, including emerging issues and opportunities
Shift power in global health
The Alliance is committed to shifting power and creating space for health equity for all. It empowers best practice and a diversity of voice to address challenging issues in Global Health.
The Alliance supports members in securing financial and non-financial resources