Achievements 2018-05-11T15:38:42+10:00

ACHIEVEMENTS

Media Release: The Health Impacts of Climate Change

August 1st, 2019|

Major report from health peak body: health impacts of climate change in Australia and the Pacific needs whole-of-government attention

31 July 2019, Melbourne: Australia and neighbouring countries in our region are experiencing […]

GLHAM member VCS Foundation Partners with Malaysia in Revolutionary R.O.S.E. Solution to Accelerate Cervical Cancer Elimination

January 18th, 2019|

NEWS RELEASE: 17 January 2019

An innovation by Australia’s VCS Foundation (VCSF) and the University of Malaya (UM) is set to make a life-changing difference to Malaysian women by helping prevent cervical cancer – the third […]

Victorian Australian of the Year: Mark Sullivan recognised for his efforts to tackle river blindness

October 25th, 2018|

GLHAM member, Medicines Development for Global Health, is the first pharmaceutical company to receive US approval for the drug moxidectin, which treats river blindness. This is the only second new treatment for this debilitating disease […]

The Victorian health industry: a top economic priority for the State Election

October 22nd, 2018|

GLHAM has joined 10 peak bodies and network partners including BioMelbourne Network and AAMRI, endorsing the Joint Industry Statement which is a call to all parties contesting the 2018 state election to adopt […]

Media release: Melbourne Consortium gears up to fight the big bugs and the big diseases

August 22nd, 2018|

MEDIA RELEASE: 23rd August, 2018

 

New report: Melbourne Consortium gears up to fight the big bugs and the big diseases

A report released today has demonstrated that Victoria’s global health sector is at the forefront in responding […]

In Whose Interest? Silencing Charities in Australia

June 22nd, 2018|

In 2017, the Australian Government introduced a package of Bills that it said would address foreign interference in Australian politics.

From the university sector, to charity groups, to free speech think tanks, to the […]

Submission into the Foreign Interference Transparency Scheme

June 22nd, 2018|

Global Health Alliance Melbourne wishes to draw to the attention of the Committee what we believe to be the significant unintended consequences of the proposed Bills on the health promotion, international development and medical […]

GLHAM’s response to the HTLV-1 epidemic

June 18th, 2018|

The recent activity by GLHAM in the HTLV-1 epidemic involved amplifying the impact of the letter to the WHO General Assembly through a strategic advocacy and media campaign. GLHAM also created an

Increasing ASEAN Trade and Investment

June 18th, 2018|

GLHAM hosted the global health sector round-table consultation for the ASEAN Trade and Investment Strategy due to be released in August 2018. A number of GLHAM members who are also experts in ASEAN expertise and experience, […]

Partnership principles for non-aboriginal organisations

May 3rd, 2018|

The Global Health Alliance Melbourne is proud to support and promote the partnerships principles that were developed by the Aboriginal Peak Organisation in the Northern Territory, which are designed to guide the development of a […]

Media Release: Foreign Donations bill will make Victorians sick!

February 5th, 2018|

In Federal parliamentary hearings in Melbourne today, the Global Health Alliance – a partnership of organisations working in global health – warned that new foreign donation laws could compromise crucial international medical research partnerships […]

Health Research in Donations Crossfire

February 5th, 2018|

Sunday Times, Perth

Health Research in Donations Crossfire

Misha Coleman discusses the findings by Scientists researching flesh-eating bacteria and the risk it places on Australians in light of the Government’s proposed crackdown on foreign […]

Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill 2017

February 1st, 2018|

The following is a submission with respect to the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017. The Global Health Alliance Melbourne (GLHAM) represents 28 Victorian-based organisations that work in global […]

The impact of foreign donations legislation

December 12th, 2017|

From The World Today

Misha Coleman and Clive Hamilton discuss the new legislation surrounding foreign donations and its impact on Australian charities and research organisations. Listen to the audio file. […]

Government crackdown on foreign donations could have catastrophic impact, charities say

December 12th, 2017|

From abc.net.au by Thomas Oriti, The World Today:

Australian charities and research organisations are calling for further clarity around the Federal Government’s crackdown on foreign interference, saying it could have a catastrophic impact on […]

New plan concerns charities

December 12th, 2017|

Charities, NGOs and research groups are unhappy about the Federal Government’s proposed foreign donations crackdown. The Government says its new laws will help fight foreign espionage and interference. It wants to create a new offence […]

‘Chilling effect’: Charities slam foreign donations ban

December 12th, 2017|

From the Sydney Morning Herald by Nicole Hasham:

Household-name charities receiving overseas funding would be prevented from advocating for social and environmental causes if their activity is deemed political, under a Turnbull government plan. The government on Tuesday announced […]

Make a Submission

December 12th, 2017|

The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

Submissions close Thursday 25 January 2018

Inquiry website: https://www.aph.gov.au/efdr

Information about the Bill is available here. […]

Media Release: New Donation Laws will Harm Advancement of Medicine and Could Cost Lives

December 6th, 2017|

A coalition of doctors and health experts from the Global Health Alliance are warning new foreign donation laws could compromise crucial international medical research partnerships that deliver positive health outcomes and save lives in […]

GLHAM Q&A with Robin Davies

November 13th, 2017|

DFAT Centre for Regional Health Security: Centre Head Robin Davies answers all the tough questions at a Q&A in Melbourne on 3rd November 2017.

The Victorian International Health Economic Impact Study

July 28th, 2017|

The Victorian International Health Economic Impact Study has now commenced and will comprise of two parallel and interconnected pieces of work that will map and quantify the global health sector in Melbourne:

  1. The Baseline […]

Australia India Investment Forum: Connecting Digital Technologies with the Health and Pharma Sectors Opportunities for India Engagement

July 24th, 2017|

The Alliance was invited by the Australia-India Institute to co-chair and co-host this Forum on 24 July, 2017. Supported by the Federal Department of Education and Training and PWC, senior representatives from government, universities, the […]

Establishment of formal relationships with the Washington, Georgia and North Carolina Global Health Alliances

July 11th, 2017|

Executive Director Misha Coleman has been fortunate to develop close working relationships with the staff of our three sister global health alliances in North America. There is significant potential for collaboration between the Alliances, and […]

Baseline Mapping and Economic Impact Study of the International Health Sector

July 11th, 2017|

In July 2017, the Alliance began work on the Baseline Mapping and Economic Impact Study of the International Health Sector. This included a robust analysis of the economic impacts of the international health (global health) […]

Submission to Australian Government’s Foreign Policy White Paper

June 3rd, 2017|

A detailed submission was lodged with the Australian Government in early June 2017, for their White Paper released on 10th November 2017.  It outlines the benefits of investing in global health, and that the outcome […]

Out of the Shadows: The case for investing in women’s mental health

December 11th, 2016|

In December 2016, GLHAM co-hosted its first in an ongoing series of public symposiums on global health issues that will produce a policy document with input from across the sector. The first of these symposiums, […]

Secretariat support for the Australian-based WHO Collaborating Centres

July 11th, 2016|

There are currently 46 WHO Collaborating Centres in Australia, with half of these being Melbourne-based. The Alliance has been approached to provide a form of secretariat to enable more cross-pollination between the centres. This will […]

Delivering Moxidectin to treat river blindness in African contexts

June 11th, 2016|

GLHAM facilitated a collaboration between  Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) – a Melbourne-based biotechnology company and social enterprise – and The Fred Hollows Foundation, for the purpose of implementing delivery of Moxidectin in African […]

Addressing scabies, the neglected of the neglected diseases

June 11th, 2016|

In June 2016, Alliance member Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) – a Melbourne-based biotechnology company and social enterprise – announced the receipt of AU$3 million to support the clinical development of moxidectin for scabies treatment […]

Roundtable on global health and development

March 11th, 2016|

In March 2016, GLHAM organized a roundtable bringing together key thought leaders from biomedical research, international development, academia, and the private and public sectors working in global health and development. The purpose was to discuss […]

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