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2019 Otago Global Health Institute Annual Conference

We can confirm the OGHI 12th annual conference will be held on 6-7 November in Wellington, and are delighted Dr Colin Tukuitonga, the Director-General at Pacific-Community-SPC will join us as the keynote speaker. Dr Tukuitonga is also a member of the OGHI's advisory group.  To read more about Dr Colin Tukuitonga please see the Pacific-Community-SPC website:

Our annual global health conference is an opportunity to meet researchers working across diverse disciplines in global health, discuss projects, and to foster new collaborations.

We will continue to upate the website as more details are finalised – meanwhile please mark these dates in your diary!

2018 Otago Global Health Institute Annual Conference

The 2018 OGHI Conference (PDF 1.35MB) was held 27–28 November at the Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum.  The Dunedin Kiribati community welcomed delegates to the conference with a traditional Pacific dance, which was followed by a short perspective on global health presented by conference convenor Associate Professor Lisa Houghton. Researchers presented their work in various aspects of global health such as food security, nutrition, health and equity, non-communicable and infectious diseases in a range of countries including Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Samoa, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Thailand. Conference guests also had the opportunity to admire the beautiful artwork created for the conference by the learners at MacAndrew Bay School, with their colourful paintings highlighting the growing challenge of plastic in the oceans.

Two student prizes were awarded at the conference.  Anupa Pathak won the Student Prize for the best oral presentation, with her work in Nepal Use of clinical outcome measures in developing countries: Are we using the right scales? (PDF 182KB).  The Student Prize for the best poster presentation was awarded to Saadlee Shehreen, who produced a poster on Horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes: A CRISPR connection? (PDF 336KB)

The conference culminated in the McKinlay Oration by Professor Ken Brown (MP4 1.42MB), followed by the official OGHI Launch on the evening of 28 November at the Otago Business School. 

OGHI Conference poster 2018 TN

Conference programme:

Programme without abstracts (PDF 835KB)

Programme with abstracts (PDF 1.5MB)