State Government Victoria Australia Department of Health header
State Government Victoria
Victorian Government Health Information
Health Home
Main A to Z Index | Site Map | About Health  

April 2017

Group of people jpeg
(Back) University of Melbourne Engagement Vice-Principal Adrian Collette and Strategic Engagement Partnership Manager Mary Robb, BioMelbourne Network CEO Krystal Evans, Medicines Development for Global Health Managing Director Mark Sullivan, Monash University Jean Hailes Research Unit Director and Professor of Women’s Health Jane Fisher, Global Ideas Forum co-founder Lloyd Nash, Nossal Institute for Global Health Director Barbara McPake, Save the Children CEO Paul Ronalds, (front) GLHAM Exploratory Phase Project Leader Helen Evans, Chair John Brumby and Executive Director Misha Coleman, Fred Hollows Foundation Global Partnerships and Advocacy Director Jennifer Gersbeck and Austrade Senior Investment Specialist Paul Field.

Alliance accepts Aboriginal health challenge

A new organisation in Melbourne aims to tackle the health and social inequalities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

The Global Health Alliance Melbourne (GLHAM) hopes to capture Victoria’s health strengths and capabilities.

Launched by former Premier John Brumby and Melbourne Mayor Robert Doyle GLHAM is the first such centre in the southern hemisphere and is based on the highly successful Washington Global Health Alliance.

It acknowledges indigenous people have poorer health and social outcomes in comparison with non-indigenous peoples in 28 populations around the world.

It recognises Melbourne as the hub of global health expertise in the Asia-Pacific.

Member organisations in the alliance will span nine sectors – client groups, research, education, entrepreneurship, service delivery, advocacy, policy, corporations and philanthropy.

A priority GLHAM piece of work for 2017, Local to Global will focus on Aboriginal health both in Victoria and in those developing countries where members work.