The WHOCC for Climate Change and HIA has been approached through our staff member Dr Aditya Vyas by the UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP28 Health Programme to provide technical expertise to the climate-health negotiations in Dubai in December 2023. Dr Vyas will undertake this activity jointly funded through Curtin and the NHMRC HEAL network.
The Curtin WHO Collaborating Centre joins the Executive Committee of the Australian Network of WHO Collaborating Centres. We look forward to working with like-minded colleagues to advance the discipline of global health in Australia and beyond.
We are organising a networking event with speakers to mark this 20th anniversary year on 29th June at the Bentley campus.
Curtin VC Haynes received letter of redesignation for WHO CC on Climate Change and Health Impact Assessment.
Adi Vyas, Deputy Director, completed a consultancy for the WHO South Pacific office developing the Health National Adaptation Plan (HNAP) for the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services. This plan will guide Fiji’s development of a climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health system. Adi’s work is featured on the WHO website: Working together towards climate resilience in Fiji
Ivan Hanigan, Director, visited Curtin University Malaysia: Prof Ramasamy Nagarajan (Research Dean, Curtin Malaysia) Dr Tay Ai Chen (ECR- Environmental Impact Assessment), Dr John Lau Sie Yon (ECR – Environmental engineering). The WHO Collaborating Centre for Climate Change and Health Impact Assessment held this co-design and capacity building workshop February 2023 in the Miri Curtin Campus, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia to create new research on the topic: Mortality Burden due to Forest Fire Smoke in Borneo Malaysia and Implications for Climate Change Planning. This was a NHMRC CAR Seed Funded grant activity.