Events Calendar 2023
Alliance Annual Congress | Australian Global Health Alliance and WHOCC
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)
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
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
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
Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Australia
Dr Stephanie Williams
Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security, DFAT
On December 5 and 6 2019, the Global Health Alliance Australia convened the first WHO Collaborating Centre Forum at the Sidney Myer Asia Centre, the University of Melbourne. This constituted the inaugural activity of the Network for the Australia-Based WHOCCs, a new initiative funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and hosted by the Alliance. Sixty-five attendees represented the WHO Collaborating Centres, Australian and Victorian Governments, The University of Hong Kong and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. The Forum and Official Launch of the Network was commended and there is now an unprecedented level of goodwill, relationship development and momentum towards the evolving Network whilst its prescribed role and planned activities are consolidated.