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

Azithromycin: MORDOR & beyond, one drug to rule them all?

Peter Doherty Institute – Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum The MCGH-Doherty Institute Global Health Seminar Series is a quarterly seminar series co-convened by the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and Melbourne Children’s Global Health. This month, the series covered three different studies on the use of azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, to prevent neonatal … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health e-News August 2020

Azithromycin: MORDOR & beyond, one drug to rule them all? Peter Doherty Institute – Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum 12.30pm-1.30pm Monday 17 August via Zoom – add to Outlook Calendar or Google Calendar. Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/318624002?pwd=c2tCUlF0c0Q3YWRTaEUvUzJ5Rmo1Zz09 Password: gch2020 MCGH-Doherty Institute Global Health Seminar Series is a quarterly seminar series co-convened by the Peter Doherty Institute … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum – 27 July 2020

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Melbourne Children’s Global Health hosted two speakers tackling the topic of maternal and newborn health – Professor Caroline Homer AO, Co-Program Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health at the Burnet Institute and Dr Maeve Hume-Nixon, Senior Study Coordinator and PhD Candidate at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute … Continued

MCGH eNews July 2020

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum 12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEST) Monday 27th July via Zoom Why midwives matter for maternal and newborn health in LMICs + Introducing STAGE: Professor Caroline Homer Professor Caroline Homer is a midwife, health services researcher, educator and international development advisor. She is the Co-Program Director of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health … Continued

MCGH eNews June 2020

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum 12.30pm-1.30pm (AEST) Monday 15 June via Zoom Climate change and global child health: Dr Karen Kiang Dr Karen Kiang is currently an Advanced Trainee in General Paediatrics. Initially training in paediatrics and adult medicine in the USA, she has previously worked in public health at the CDC. Her interest has always been in … Continued