Pacific Health Governance Workshop: Knowledge Translation for SDG Implementation

15 February 2018 to 16 February 2018
at The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is proud to announce the inaugural Pacific Health Governance Workshop.

Hosted by UQ’s School of Public Health, in collaboration with UQ International Development, Abt Associates, TNC Pacific Consulting and the Centre for Policy Futures, the workshop aims to facilitate a meeting of scholars and practitioners from Australia and the Pacific islands region who work on issues related to health, governance and development.

The workshop will explore the health and development of the region within the context of the unfolding UN Sustainable Development agenda. The event is designed to map research needs for the region in terms of four major themes, with the objective to facilitate the construction of research agendas for policy by means of co-creation activities. The workshop will be the first in a series of events designed to broker networks and partnerships for research and innovation for health in the region. Keynote speakers, panellists and chairs will include leading scholars and practitioners in Pacific affairs and global health governance, with space for dialogue and an opportunity for researchers, funders and practitioners from the region to discuss research needs and collaboration opportunities.

The thematic breakout sessions will focus on four main themes:

  • Theme 1: Health and Security, and the Region (pandemics, biosecurity, preparedness, International Health Regulations, gender-based violence, trauma and poverty, emergencies and catastrophic events),
  • Theme 2: Health Systems and Universal Health (workforce, training, mobility and health seeking, urban health, coverage and capacities, health rights),
  • Theme 3: Climate Change and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (fresh water, sanitation, zoonotic disease, One Health, climate change and threats to health, health security, climate change and mobility),
  • Theme 4: Non-Communicable Disease (trade and health, food security, access to medicines, cancer, mental health, unhealthy commodities).

Registration fees are $100 for professionals, and $25 for students. Limited scholarship places will be available for Pacific researchers and practitioners.