The Centre for International Health is in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago. We facilitate and promote research to contribute to the understanding and improvement of health in under-resourced countries, while focusing on postgraduate training and strategic mentorship of leaders.
The Centre hosts two externally funded Chairs:
- The McAuley Chair in International Health supported by the Sisters of Mercy
- The McKinlay Chair in Global Health supported by the McKinlay Family Trust
The Centre is led by Professors Philip Hill (McAuley Chair of International Health) and John Crump (McKinlay Chair of Global Health). Professors Hill and Crump are New Zealand medical graduates with specialty training in infectious diseases, microbiology, and public health; and advanced research training with the British Medical Research Council, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the US Centres of Disease Control and Prevention, and Duke University.
From our New Zealand base we partner on projects in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. We are involved in multi-million dollar projects with:
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- The US National Institutes of Health
- The Department for International Development
- The European Commission/Union
- The Global Fund
- The Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- The UK Medical Research Council
- The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
- The Wellcome Trust
Our professors sit on committees of several of these organisations, and the World Health Organization.