The Alliance condemns attacks on civilians on both sides and stresses the need for an urgent sustained ceasefire and immediate release of all hostages. We emphasise the importance of protecting human lives, ensuring medical supply delivery, and supporting healthcare providers. As at date, since 7 October 2023, this conflict has resulted in over 18,000 deaths, […]
MEDIA RELEASE: 30 November 2023 On World AIDS Day, Pacific Friends of Global Health congratulates the Australian Government for its $12 million commitment to fight HIV in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Working in collaboration with local counterparts to strengthen community empowerment, to combat stigma and discrimination, and enhance testing and treatment, the program is […]
MEDIA RELEASE Voice to parliament will advance global health equity A group of leading Indigenous and global health researchers have been published today in the world’s leading global health journal, The Lancet Global Health, saying the Voice to parliament is a crucial step to securing genuine progress on Indigenous health and wellbeing. The group says a constitutionally enshrined Voice […]
MEDIA RELEASE: World must act now to prevent the next pandemic As new COVID variants continue to emerge, global leaders are being urged to commit to a new pandemic prevention accord and funding system when they meet in New York for three high level United Nations meetings this week. Professor Brendan Crabb, Chair of the […]
25 April 2023 Technology offers new hope in the fight against malaria As we mark World Malaria Day, Pacific Friends of Global Health has urged Australia and other wealthy nations to maintain political and financial commitment as new scientific breakthroughs offer fresh potential to save lives. This year’s World Malaria Day falls on ANZAC Day. […]
Pacific Friends of Global Health prepared a submission it’s help inform DFAT’s new international development policy. Read the full submission here.
MEDIA RELEASE 22 September 2022 Pacific Friends of Global Health welcomes Australia’s commitment of AU$266 million over three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its pledging meeting held in New York overnight and hosted by President Biden. It is a welcome contribution to help restore momentum in the fight […]
MEDIA RELEASE 25 April 2022 Pacific Friends of Global Health is calling on the next federal government to urgently invest in the battle to fight malaria in the Pacific and South East Asia, with cases and deaths on the rise. Today marks World Malaria Today and despite years of steady progress, the fight against the […]
Saturday 9 April 2022 End COVID For All and Pacific Friends of Global Health have commended the Australian Government’s pledge of $85 million and at least 10 million COVID vaccine doses to the COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC). At the 2022 Gavi COVAX AMC Summit, held overnight, governments, international organisations, civil society and the private […]
The Commonwealth’s decision to allocate additional funds to global COVID-19 vaccination and broader health efforts has been welcomed by the Pacific Friends of Global Health. However, further commitment will be necessary to meet the urgency of the world’s needs to address the pandemic and restore progress against major infectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Pacific […]
The below document outline a series of recommendations, on behalf of Pacific Friends of Global Health, for the upcoming 2022-23 Federal Budget.
Dear Prime Minister, We write to you out of our grave concern regarding the state of global vaccine inequity, and the opportunity we believe Australia has to help address this vital issue affecting us all….DOWNLOAD PDF OF LETTER
Thursday, December 2, 2021 Australia’s leading epidemiologists, global health, business, development and aid organisations have united to call on the Federal Government to urgently ramp up its global vaccination efforts following the emergence of the Omicron variant. The coalition, brought together by End COVID For All, includes the Business Council of Australia, the Australian Global […]