Global Health: policy, practice and community action

Co-Heads: Lisa Davidson and Chad Hughes.

Overview

To achieve greater equity in health within vulnerable communities requires an urgent need to develop and promote new strategies, tools and policies.

Burnet is working with many communities to better understand and address the underlying factors that prevent access to crucial health care services such as family planning, postnatal and newborn care, vaccination, HIV prevention, care and support and nutrition.

The Global Health: policy, practice and community action Group contributes to:

  • Improving sexual and reproductive health for men and women
  • Advancement of gender equality, and prevention of gender-based violence
  • Increasing the capacity of health professionals, researchers, policy makers through education and training
  • Strengthening health systems so that they are more responsive to the health needs of individuals and communities
  • Empowering communities to improve health seeking behaviours and health literacy

Highlights

The Global Health: policy, practice and community action working groups works to achieve better health outcomes for vulnerable communities by:

  • Strengthening health systems
  • Improving service delivery
  • Empowering communities

Projects

  • Accelerating access to postnatal care and chlorhexidine in PNG

  • Accelerating healthy agriculture and nutrition

  • Accelerating Immunisation and Health System Strengthening (AIHSS)

  • Engaging men to improve family health and prevent gender-based violence

  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

  • HMHB - Health Services for Postnatal and Infancy Care

  • Improved point-of-care test to eliminate congenital syphilis

  • Integrated solutions for healthy birth, growth, and development in Lao PDR

  • SRHIP: Sexual & Reproductive Health Integration Project

  • Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in Asia Program (SKPA)

  • The Mbereko + Men Model: Rural Zimbabwe

Staff Members

  • Brooke Vandenberg

    Brooke Vandenberg
    International Health Project Officer

  • Bruce Parnell

    Bruce Parnell
    Health Systems Partnership Specialist

  • Chad Hughes

    Chad Hughes
    Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Acting Regional Director, Mekong

  • Julie  Tartaggia

    Julie Tartaggia
    Program Manager, Lao PDR and the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)

  • Lisa Davidson

    Lisa Davidson
    Deputy Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks; Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist

  • Shan  Huang

    Shan Huang
    International Nutrition Project Officer

  • Yasmin Mohamed

    Yasmin Mohamed
    Women's and Children's Health Specialist