ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN GLOBAL HEALTH ALLIANCE
The 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. The Alliance also hosts the secretariats of the Australian Network of WHO Collaborating Centres and Pacific Friends of Global Health. 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 current strategic focus of the Alliance includes Planetary Health (with a specific focus on Climate Change and Health Security and Sustainable Development), Gender Equality, First Nations Global Health and Health Equity.
Australia has world class leaders and institutions in global health that are also at the forefront of thinking through their own partnerships and engagement regionally and locally.
There is a growing movement in Australia and globally towards decolonising and localising international development efforts. This movement supports that development assistance be rooted in principles of justice and equity, and based on the needs, perspectives and preferences of those countries and communities. These calls echo similar calls that have been made for decades by First Nations Australians in relation to engagement with mainstream Australia. Nowhere have these calls being more salient – locally and globally – than in the realm of health. By growing our own cultural understanding as global health allies towards equal partnerships in the region and beyond, Australian institutions and organisations will continue to grow in excellence and their impact as regional and global partners.
Want to Join The Alliance?
Many entities from a diverse range of sectors are currently on board, and your organisation is welcome to join too, to add your expertise and to benefit from our services. Interested? Find out more.