Melbourne Children’s Global Health is an initiative of the Melbourne Children’s Campus – a partnership of Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; The University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics; and The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Equity is a core principle in global health and a central component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our work aims to contribute to the SDGs, specifically SDG 3 to achieve good health and wellbeing for all children and adolescents. Public health advocacy also intersects with other global goals, for example, SDG 2 end hunger, SDG 4 quality education, SDG 5 gender equality, SDG 6 clean water and sanitation, SDG 11 sustainable cities and communities or SDG 16 peace and justice.

Partnerships are critical to achieve the global goals (SDG 17). We aim to strengthen our partnerships in low- and middle-income countries by adopting the framework developed by the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) Research Fairness Initiative (RFI).

Melbourne Children's Global Health Sustainable Development Goals

MCGH will achieve its aims by working together to:

  1. Build on existing areas of strength
  2. Explore new areas of research
  3. Facilitate collaborations on the Melbourne Children’s Campus, nationally and internationally
  4. Foster low- and middle-income country partnerships
  5. Support the global health research, clinical and public health workforce
  6. Accelerate knowledge translation