Media Release: Alliance accepts Aboriginal health challenge

2017-09-26T14:39:42+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

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 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.