2020 GLOBAL HEALTH CHALLENGES

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Global Fund Covid-19 Situation Report

Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 9 September 2020 Global cases: : 27,205,275 confirmed. Global deaths: 890,392 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 8 September, WHO). The Americas carry the [...]

Global Fund Covid-19 Situation Report

Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 21 July 2020 Global cases: : 14,348,858 confirmed. Global deaths: 603,691 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 14 July, WHO). As COVID-19 cases and [...]

Global Fund Covid-19 Situation Report

Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 28 July 2020 Global cases: 16,301,736 confirmed. Global deaths: 650,069 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 28 July, WHO). On 25 July, WHO reported [...]

COVID19 Recommendations to Government

Report release date: 24th July 2020 Key recommendations from this week’s Burnet Institute Know C-19 analysis include: Decentralize the model of care for the public health response Targeted testing and establish surveillance In a [...]

Global Fund Covid-19 Situation Report

Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 21 July 2020Global cases: : 14,348,858 confirmed. Global deaths: 603,691 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 14 July, WHO). As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue rising [...]

Global Fund Covid-19 Situation Report

Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 14 July 2020 Global cases: : 12,929,306 confirmed. Global deaths: 569,738 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 14 July, WHO). As COVID-19 infections and [...]

Global Fund Covid-19 Situation Report

Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 7 July 2020 Global cases: 11,468,979 confirmed. Global deaths: 535,181 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 7 July, WHO). COVID-19 cases and deaths continue [...]

Global Fund Covid-19 Situation Report

Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 23 June 2020 Global cases: 8,936,337 confirmed. Global deaths: 468,308 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 216 (as of 23 June, WHO). “It seems that almost every [...]

Global Fund Covid-19 Situation Report

Global Fund COVID-19 Situation Report – 8 May 2020 Global cases: 3,679,499 confirmed. Global deaths: 254,199 confirmed. Countries, areas or territories with cases: 215 (as of 8 May, WHO). On 4 May governments and [...]

Media Release: WHO Collaborating Centres Respond to Trump

WHO Collaborating Centres Respond to Trump 22 Australian global health experts respond to USA defunding WHO ***16 April 2020, made on behalf of signatories following this statement*** The coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic is a [...]

Global Fund Partners Unite to Fight

GENEVA – The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today unanimously approved a new response mechanism to support countries to respond to COVID-19 and mitigate the impact on programs to [...]

Media Release: The Health Impacts of Climate Change

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 more deaths, illnesses [...]

From Townsville to Tuvalu

Health and Climate Change in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region From Townsville to Tuvalu From Townsville to Tuvalu, from Nillumbik to the Northern Territory, impacts of climate change on our health include [...]

2019 Road Safety Management Leadership Program

A Road Safety Leadership Initiative Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) is holding the next installment of its innovative Road Safety Management Leadership Program in June 2019. The program is designed to develop and [...]

New UN Report on Disability and Sustainable Development Goals

Find out more about the documents that were promoted on International Day of People with Disability:   UN’s first flagship report on disability - review of disability and the SDGs across the UN system: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/12/UN-Flagship-Report-Disability.pdf [...]

VALUE OF VACCINES? FIGHTING SUPERBUGS

‘A top health economist says vaccines are undervalued by society – but their role in combatting antimicrobial resistance could change that’ Read more here.

SNAKEBITE: THE WORLD’S IGNORED HEALTH CRISIS

Snakebite claims the lives of between 81,000 to 138,000 people each year, and hundreds of thousands more will live with lifelong disfigurement or receive amputations. But finally, after years of neglect, the voiceless victims [...]

Malaria Mapping Project

From abc.net.au On Pacific Beat with Catherine Graue.The world's first malaria digital mapping project aims to give health workers greater access to women and children, living in remote areas like in PNG. Visit the webpage [...]

In Whose Interest? Silencing Charities in Australia

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

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

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 online document [...]

Increasing ASEAN Trade and Investment

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

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 [...]

Media Release: Foreign Donations bill will make Victorians sick!

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

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

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 and [...]

Jobs in the Sector:

AFAO Project Officer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities Fred Hollows Foundation Multiple vacancies Melbourne Children Global Health Senior Project Officer - Global Health Fellow Nossal Institute for Global Health  Technical Advisor - [...]

The impact of foreign donations legislation

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.

New plan concerns charities

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 [...]

‘Chilling effect’: Charities slam foreign donations ban

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 a [...]

Make a Submission

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.

GLHAM Q&A with Robin Davies

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

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: The Baseline [...]

Uluru Statement from the heart

The following is a piece written by University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis. Colleagues, Each month I circulate a short reflection on issues for the university, trying to capture something about [...]

Media Release: Alliance accepts Aboriginal health challenge

From the Health Victoria website: 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 [...]

Announcing the Local to Global Initiative

Indigenous people have poor health and social outcomes in comparison with non-Indigenous peoples – therefore efforts to improve this will contribute directly to the eradication of poverty worldwide. GLHAM believes that strengthening networks between [...]

Alliance Developments

A brief update on the progress of the Alliance since the roundtable in March. The objectives of the March roundtable were to hear from you as key thought leaders on what you saw as [...]

Delivering Moxidectin to treat river blindness in African contexts

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 contexts, [...]

Addressing scabies, the neglected of the neglected diseases

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

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. Maximum daily dose of [...]