Grand Round Seminar: Learning Health Systems 

12:30-1:30 pm AEDT Wednesday 9 November [Online] 📅Add to your calendar and join   Description  The term ‘learning health systems’ is not new. But widespread consensus that learning is crucial for health system performance is not matched by shared understanding of how health systems learn. The speaker will present ideas for such shared understanding based on a … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum October

Water-sanitation management and reduced environmental contamination 12:30-1:30 pm AEDT Thursday 20 October [Online] 📅Register and add to your calendar Revitalising informal settlements and their environments  project (RISE) Professor Karin Leder will talk about the transdisciplinary RISE project, which is investigating the impact of improved water-sanitation management and reduced environmental contamination on health outcomes among residents living in informal communities in Fiji … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum September

Thursday 15 September and Friday 16  September [Online and in-person]   A spotlight on Global Health at the Melbourne Children’s Campus Student Symposium The September Global Health Forum aims to showcase global health research conducted at the Melbourne Children’s Campus as part of the Student Symposium, taking place between 15-16 September. The symposium is the … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum August

  Development of the investment case to reduce road traffic injuries among adolescents Dr John Symons The study examined how introducing safety interventions such as bike and motorcycle helmets, better road design, drink-driving laws, and vehicle safety standards could prevent death and serious injury to young people in 77 low- to middle-income countries. We found … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship Information Session

  When: Monday 8 August [Online] Register here Description: The Melbourne Children’s Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship will support an early career researcher with high potential to establish an independent research career in global child and adolescent health. This information session will provide further details about the application process and the requirements of the fellowship. Questions … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum July

Findings from Qualitative Research Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Continued Medical Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries In a policy brief on the 4th of August 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General warned the COVID-19 disruptions to education threaten to cause a ‘generational catastrophe’, widening existing entrenched inequalities and stifling what established and evolving progress has been made. … Continued

Recent Publications

  Ambient gaseous pollutant exposure and incidence of visual impairment among children and adolescents: findings from a longitudinal, two-center cohort study in China. Chen L, Wei J, Ma T, Gao D, Wang X, Wen B, Chen M, Li Y, Jiang J, Wu L, Li W, Liu X, Song Y, Guo X, Dong Y, Ma J. … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum June 2022

Protecting children during infectious diseases outbreaks: a case study from the West Africa Ebola Virus Disease epidemic Dr Anna Barrett The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the most severe in reported history. Children were disproportionately impacted, with thousands infected, killed, or orphaned. In the initial scramble to mobilise resources and mount … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum May

Improving outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth for adolescents and young women living in LMICs 12:30-1:30pm AEST Thursday 5 May Online 📅 Register and add to your calendar Mistreatment during childbirth: experiences of adolescents and young women Associate Professor Meghan Bohren High rates of avoidable maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in low-income and middle-income countries could … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum April 2022

Current perspectives on global childhood tuberculosis 12:30-1:30pm AEST Thursday 7 April 2022  Register and add to your calendar Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global health priority as a major cause of child and adolescent morbidity and mortality. In 2020, an estimated 1.1 million children developed TB. Significant progress has been made to advance child TB care … Continued