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2019 Otago Global Health Institute Annual Conference

Global health in the era of climate change
6-7 November 2019 | University of Otago, Wellington

OGHI Conference 2019 poster thumbnail The annual OGHI conference brings you the latest research on a diverse range of topics relevant to global health in under resourced countries. The 2019 programme will include a focus component on Pacific research and also consider the threats which the current climate crisis brings to global health.

We invite all those interested in, working in and researching in global health, to join us in Wellington to hear the latest research, discuss projects, and foster new collaborations.

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The 2019 programme offers an outstanding line-up of speakers including:

Dr Colin Tukuitonga 2019 thumbnailDr Colin Tukuitonga – Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, New Caledonia
The state of the NCD epidemic in the Pacific – findings from the MANA dashboard and current developments in interventions, policy and politics

Professor Diana Sarfati 2019 thumbnailProfessor Diana Sarfati – Interim National Director Cancer Control and University of Otago, Wellington
Cancer control in the Pacific

Professor Joanne Sharp 2019 thumbnailProfessor Joanne Sharp – Professor of Geography, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Drivers of change in livestock systems in Tanzania: potential implications for community health

McAuley Oration

We are delighted that Dr Colin Tukuitonga, SPC will also deliver the McAuley Oration, which is the keynote address of the conference. The topic will be:
Responding to the Dual Crises Threatening Health in the Pacific Islands

 Visit the Pacific-Community-SPC website to read more about Dr Colin Tukuitonga

For further details please see McAuley Oration: Keynote address

Pre-conference optional workshop

In addition this year, we are offering a free pre-conference workshop for attendees interested in:

  • Participating in health research with health communities
  • Applying for funding for global health research

The workshop will be held from 9:30am to 12:00pm on Wednesday 6 November 2019 and will be led by experienced Pacific researchers.
Further details of the workshop programme (PDF)