Events Calendar 2022 2022-11-23T09:07:57+11:00

Events Calendar 2022

Alliance Annual Congress | Australian Global Health Alliance

Tuesday 6 December | 1.30-4.30pm (AEDT) | Online | REGISTER

Global health diplomacy is critical to the attainment of health equity and sustainable development for all. The determinants of health (commercial, legal, political, environmental and social) cannot be resolved at a technical level alone and require a range of conversations with a range of stakeholders. At the same time global health diplomacy is the work of all of us, from Global Health Ambassadors to researchers to humanitarian and health agencies and those with lived experience of burdens of disease.

This year the Australian Global Health Alliance in partnership with the Australian Network of WHO Collaborating Centres invites you to join the annual online Alliance Global Health Congress for a wide ranging discussion on the multi-faceted world of Global Health Diplomacy. What it means, who does this work – and who and what should be empowered more in our work as we strive to build healthier and more equitable societies around the world.

We will share these conversations with distinguished leads in global health diplomacy regionally and globally and hear from intergenerational voices as we look to challenges and opportunities of the future.

With guests (see full bios)

Dr Eric Goosby
UN Special Envoy on TB; Director of Global Health Diplomacy, University of California; Former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (Obama Administration) and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy (Clinton Administration)

Kim Allen
Chairperson, Commonwealth Youth Council; Member, Pacific Island Forum Secretary General’s Young Climate Leaders Alliance

Prof Catherine Chamberlain
Head of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Dr Renzo Guinto
Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program, St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine, Philippines

Hayley Jones
Director of the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer in Melbourne (a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Law & Noncommunicable Disease)

Dr Ying-Ru Jacqueline Lo
WHO Representative to Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Dr Selina Namchee Lo
Executive Director, Australian Global Health Alliance

Anders Nordström
Ambassador for Global Health, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Secretary of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR)

Dr Muhammad Ali Pate
Julio Frenk Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Immediate past Director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents, World Bank

Dr Farnaz Sabet
General Practitioner; Global Adolescent Health Researcher, Centre for Adolescent Health, Melbourne Children’s Global Health

Jennifer Tierney
Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Australia

Dr Stephanie Williams
Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security, DFAT

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum

20 October 2022 | 12:30pm (AEST) | Online | Register here.

Melbourne Children’s Global Health is thrilled to be hosting a FREE forum discussing water-sanitation management and reduced environmental contamination. Professor Karin Leder will talk about the transdisciplinary RISE project, which is investigating the impact of improved water-sanitation management and reduced environmental contamination on health outcomes among residents living in informal communities in Fiji and Indonesia.

Accelerating Australia’s next Cochlear | The George Institute

18 October 2022 | 1:00pm (AEST) |Online or in person | Level 5, 1 King Street, Newton | Register and find out more hereHealth 10x is on a mission to accelerate Australia’s next Cochlear. Health 10x was designed to support startups focused on solving the world’s biggest health challenges. Join us to learn just how we do it and hear from startups including nuroflux and Cardiobionic who are disrupting health systems and challenging the global health landscape.

Past Events 2022

Australian Global Health Film Festival | Australian Global Health Alliance

The inaugural Australian Global Health Film Festival wrapped up on 25 August with the screening of Dear Future Children at Cinema Como Melbourne. We were delighted to have Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah, MP for Higgins, welcoming the event with inspiring words about commitment to the next generation of young leaders and global health, some of whom were part of the panel discussion after the screening. This was our first collaboration with Global Health Film and thank you to everyone who made the festival a success, including members, sponsors, partners, and especially the moderators, panelists (made up from the Australian Global Health Alliance membership base of experts), directors and audiences who made the hard work online and in person so worthwhile. If you missed any of the panels you can find them here.

Digital Health and AI Roundtable Discussion | WHOCC Network

The Australian WHOCC Network (hosted by the Alliance) and the Centre for Eye Research Australia hosted a Digital Health and AI Roundtable Discussion.

The session, held in-person at Treetops Melbourne Museum and online, was an opportunity to learn, network with and share Digital Health and AI expertise and knowledge amongst the WHO Collaborating Centre network and with other global health institutions and government representatives.

Collaboration for Health Equity | Australian Global Health Alliance and Day Four Projects

At this webinar, members of the Executive and Advisory Board of AGHA shared their insights into why we established the Alliance and how it is working to affect systems change. As well, members of the Alliance joined our Executive to offer unique perspectives into how the collaboration is changing the global health landscape.