International Child Health

Research area:  Infection and Immunity

We address the major treatable and preventable diseases that affect populations in the Asia-Pacific with a focus on equity and the health professionals and systems which deliver care.

Each year, over five million children die from preventable causes in the world, and most of these deaths occur in poor countries and vulnerable populations in the Asia-Pacific and African region.

Our group is working to increase recognition of and improve care for treatable and preventable diseases in newborns, children, and adolescents. To achieve this, we engage with global, regional and national partners across the spectrum, from advocacy and policy development to improved practice and evidence generation.

We support health care providers and researchers in low and middle-income countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, in capacity building through research collaboration and technical assistance.

Our group includes global leaders in the prevention and management of pneumonia, invasive bacterial disease, tuberculosis and newborn care, as well as national leaders in providing immigrant and refugee health care.

Our focus

A major focus is the improvement of standards in facility and community-based care for the management and prevention of common diseases in newborns, children, and adolescents.

Our major impact

  1. Improving clinical care and outcomes for newborns, infants and children in resource-limited settings through health systems strengthening, education and implementation research.
  2. Child pneumonia management and oxygen systems strengthening.
  3. Improving detection, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis.
  4. Strengthening services for immigrant and refugee health in Australia.

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Professor Stephen Graham