The Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health (ACITH) is a teaching and research collaboration between The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Health Sciences (particularly the School of Population Health), and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR). 

ACITH aims to improve the health of populations in Australia and internationally through excellence in education, research and service by the provision of first-class coursework and research degree courses in international and tropical public health for Australian students, students from tropical developing countries and other students with a strong interest in these areas. Other objectives include the development of superior facilities for research and research training, to support international and Australian public health programs and the transfer of knowledge and technology to tropical developing countries, and to make special provision for the training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The maintenance and further development of strong collaborative links with an extensive number of national and international institutions is also a key objective.

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ACITH Short Courses

The Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health (ACITH) runs short courses during the summer semester. Please find the link for the current flyers for the short courses to be run in Summer Semester.  PUBH7031

APMEN - Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network

Working together towards the elimination of malaria in the Asia Pacific.

Investment Case for Scaling Up Equitable Progress Towards MDGs 4 and 5

Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 aim to improve maternal, newborn and child health.

Pacific Malaria Initiative Support Centre

Based at SPH, PacMISC is part of a $25 million AusAID commitment to intensified malaria control and progressive elimination in the South-West Pacific. Currently working in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, PacMISC is a collaboration with the Australi...

Health Services in Severely Disrupted Environments

This six country case study of severely disrupted environments – Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Palestine, Somalia – examines what happens in terms of health service provision where the state is unable or unwilling to provide. Funded since 2011 by the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, it brings together a team under the coordination of Dr Enrico Pavignani (Adjunct Lecturer SPH) and Associate Professor Peter Hill. Markus Michael, Maurizio Murru and Mark Beesley have brought their extensive field and research experience to the case studies, demonstrating that far from a vacuum, the space left vacant by the state is active with a range of providers, and services that are both irregular and unpredictable in terms of quality and access.

Annual report and recent publications

Read some of our most recent papers.

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