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Centre for Pacific and Global Health opens in New Zealand

21 April 2023 | News

To bring together Pacific communities, researchers, scholars, regional and global organisations

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Centre for Pacific and Global Health is one of seven new transdisciplinary research centres at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. It was launched on 19th April 2023.

The Centre is hosted by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and is directed by established health researchers, Sir Collin Tukuitonga (KNZM), Dr Judith McCool and Dr Roannie Ng Shiu. Former director general of health, Professor Ashley Bloomfield is the chair of the advisory board.

The mission is to transform and positively impact health for people in New Zealand, in the Pacific region and globally, through high-quality and implementable research.

It will foster cultural exchange, empower local communities, and provide training opportunities to develop and strengthen Pacific research leaders.

Focus areas will include health and ethnic inequities, alongside building capacity for collective gains across the region, among Pacific communities.

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