The Nossal Institute for Global Health is committed to improving global health through research, education, inclusive development practice, and training of future leaders.
The Nossal Institute works in partnership with other organisations who share its vision of improving health where health is at its poorest.
Named in honour of Sir Gustav Nossal and his commitment to translating medical research into health for all, the Nossal Institute utilises the multi-disciplinary research and educational capabilities provided by the University of Melbourne and, in collaboration with strategic partners, builds and exchanges knowledge and expertise to improve health in areas where it is most needed.
The Nossal Institute is a not-for-profit organisation whose approach is based on the principles of social equity and the capacity development of local partners. Its work is organised through the following units:
-Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
-Health Systems Strengthening
-Education and Learning
-Tropical Health and Infectious Diseases
-Inclusive Development Practice
Based in Australia, the Nossal Institute takes a global perspective and advocates for the poorest on matters relating to public health. The Institute strongly endorses the global responsibility to work together to reach the Millennium Development Goals.
Established in 2006 (and inclusive of the work and activities of the Nossal Institute Ltd which was incorporated in 1998), the Nossal Institute focuses its global health activity on priority areas within the Asia Pacific region and Southern Africa, working mainly in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Mozambique. Most of the Institute's staff have lived and worked in developing country settings and bring a personal understanding of the opportunities and challenges that exist in these countries.
The Nossal Institute's development assistance contribution is underpinned by a commitment to apply research to practice, and to draw and share lessons from field experience.
The Nossal Institute manages, or works with others on major programs in areas including HIV and harm reduction, maternal, adolescent and child health, workforce development, and health system strengthening, with local and international partners.
The Institute works with a number of bilateral and multi-lateral agencies and philanthropic donors including AusAID, UN agencies such as UNAIDS, UNFPA, WHO, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies. Work in development assistance is implemented with local government and non-government partners, and focuses on fostering local ownership and capacity development. The Institute's consultancies are broad-ranging, covering various health specialities, research skills training and mentoring, policy development, and program planning, design and evaluation.
The Nossal Institute's development assistance work is supported by strong in-house project management capacity and corporate finance, legal and human resource management, and quality assurance systems.