Health Promoting Schools

  The World Health Organization’s Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework is a whole-school approach to promoting health that recognizes the intrinsic relationship between health and education. Healthy students achieve better educational outcomes which, in turn, are associated with improved health, including later in life. Over the past two years, MCRI’s Centre for Adolescent Health, a … Continued

Caring for the carers – supporting families in fragile settings

In 2005 WHO declared ‘There is no health without mental health.’ The burgeoning field of global mental health recognises the contribution of mental health on the global burden of disease, and its common comorbidity with physical health. In paediatrics, increasing evidence has found that parent mental health, coping and self-efficacy are important predictors for treatment … Continued

PDI-MCGH Forum June

All I Need is the Air I Breathe: Pneumonia best practice 12.30-1.30pm Monday 7 June 2021 Zoom Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide, accounting for 15% of all deaths of children under five years old. Its effects are widespread, but is most prevalent in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. … Continued

Spotlight on Indigenous Health

Spotlight on Indigenous Health Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum This month’s forum covers emerging learnings from leading Indigenous health practitioners in Australia. The first talk, with Prof. Stephanie Brown and Karen Glover, will shine light on the social determinants of health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities – particularly focusing on the recently released findings from … Continued

Next gen pandemic preparedness

“How can we do better next time?”: Next gen pandemic preparedness Peter Doherty Institute – Melbourne Children’s Global Health Seminar 12:30-1:30pm Monday 29 March 2021. Register Researchers discuss current and emerging technologies which may unlock the future of pandemic preparedness, with this month’s talks covering both emerging technologies and health equity. A/Prof David Anderson will … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum February 2021

Allied Health: Disaster response and low resource settings 12.30-1.30pm Monday 8 February Nurses and allied health professionals play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention and delivering primary and community health care. In emergency settings, nurses and allied health professionals are essential to the timely identification and care of patients with medical, surgical and … Continued

MCGH eNews December 2020

Events Group A streptococcal human challenge study: building a pharyngitis model in healthy adults to accelerate vaccine development 12:30-1:30pm AEDT Monday 7 December Online Completion seminar: Dr Josh Osowicki Planetary Health: Safeguarding Health in the Anthropocene Epoch 12:30-1:30pm AEDT Wednesday 9 December View online Professor Tony Capon, Director, Monash Sustainable Development Institute Are we there yet? … Continued

Anti-microbial resistance: what could the future look like?

Peter Doherty Institute – Melbourne Children’s Global Health Seminar 12.30-1.30pm AEDT Monday 23 November 2020 Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health and development threat requiring urgent action. Both misuse and overuse of antimicrobials primarily drive AMR. The WHO has declared AMR to be one of the top 10 public health threats worldwide, highlighting its … Continued

Mitigating indirect impact of COVID-19 on child health in diverse settings – what is the role of research?

In May 2020 international modellers predicted that indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could cause in excess of 2 millions deaths of children under 5 years of age globally over 12 months. Since SARS-CoV-2 itself rarely causes severe disease in children, this prediction was modelled on anticipated indirect impact of the pandemic on routine health … Continued