Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub

University of New South Wales

PMNCH constituency

Academic, Research & Training Institutes

Focal point

Professor Richard Taylor

Position

Director

Health focus

  • Health systems strengthening
  • Maternal/Reproductive Health
  • Newborn health
  • Child health

Strategic objective(s)

  • Broker knowledge and innovation for action
  • Advocate for mobilizing and aligning resources and for greater engagement
  • Promote accountability for resources and results

Mission statement

The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Knowledge Hub is engaged in work in four thematic areas, with a particularly strong focus on applied research in the MNCH area, with a number of projects either completed or underway in Papua New Guinea, Laos, and Fiji, for example. The HRH Hub produced 65 publications in 2011, including policy briefs, reports,conference papers, book chapters, journal articles, and country profiles and dissemination feedback suggests that these publications have had a high uptake rate, comparable to government agencies and surpassing that of the non-profit and education sectors. The HRH Hub has also spearheaded engagement with local, regional and international stakeholders in the area of MNCH and HRH more broadly, through forums, meetings and dialogues, in order to raise the profile of MNCH issues.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Organization e-mail:

hrhhub@unsw.edu.au

Full address:

School of Public Health & Community Medicine, Room 209, Level 2 Samuels Building, Gate 11, Botany Street, Randwick, Sydney, 2052

Country:

Australia

Telephone:

+61 (02) 9385 8464

Number of staff:

21

Scope of work:

Regional

Year established:

2008

WHO Region:

Western Pacific