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The Centre for International Health is part of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago.

The Centre for International Health facilitates and promotes research to contribute to the understanding and improvement of health in under-resourced countries, and focuses on postgraduate training and strategic mentorship of leaders.

The Centre hosts two endowed Chairs - the McAuley Chair in International Health and the McKinlay Chair in Global Health - supported by the Sisters of Mercy and the McKinlay Family Trust, respectively.

The Centre is led by Professors Philip Hill (McAuley Chair of International Health) and John Crump (McKinlay Chair of Global Health).

We partner on projects in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific from our New Zealand base. The Centre for International Health is 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, and the Wellcome Trust. Our professors sit on committees of several of these organisations and World Health Organization.

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.

OIHRN Annual ConferenceThe 7th OIHRN Annual Conference

The 7th OIHRN Annual Conference will be held in Dunedin from 12–13 November 2014. Please see the Conference website for further details:


Dr Egere.Postcard from the Gambia

10 April 2014

Working with children in the Gambia, Dr Uzochukwu Egere is doing what he loves: caring for children and easing "the intolerable burden of disease" around him, "especially... among our precious children". Read more »

Dr Thanda Tun and Professor John Crump.Otago's collaboration with Myanmar university moves into TB research

21 March 2014

An international partnership forged by the University of Otago and University of Medicine (1) in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in late 2012 is moving ahead in several directions, including research into the genetics of tuberculosis drug resistance. Read more »

Dr Satupaitea Viali.Tackling poverty key to reducing heart disease

Otago Daily Times, 9 November 2013

Poverty must be tackled if New Zealand is to greatly reduce its relatively high rheumatic heart disease rate, cardiologist Dr Satupaitea Viali said yesterday. He gave a talk on Rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease and research in Samoa and the wider Pacific at the Otago International Health Research Network Annual Conference, which ended at the Otago Museum yesterday. Read more »

Professor Kim Mulholland.Research vital part of vaccination projects

Otago Daily Times, 9 November 2013

Australian paediatrician Professor Kim Mulholland says Western governments and other organisations that are supporting vaccination programmes in developing countries should also ensure some key related research is undertaken. He is visiting the Centre for International Health and this week gave the McAuley Oration, a public lecture on New Vaccines for the Developing World—Who is Responsible? Read more »

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