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Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
What is APACPH?
• Functionally effective academic consortium
• 48 members in 18 countries
• National collaboration through international
linkage
• Member countries:
Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan,
Korea, Lao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, People’s
Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka,
Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam.
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH Executive
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President – Liming Lee MD. DrPH.
Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention China
President Elect & Journal - Anuar Zaini Md Zain MD. MRCP.
Vice Chancellor, University of Malaya
Vice President - Colin Binns MD.
Professor, SPH Curtin University of Technology
Vice President (Intl Affairs) - Richard Southby DrPH.
Dean, SPH George Washington University
Secretary General - Walter K. Patrick MD. PhD.
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for leadership development in PHC;
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
President Emeritus – Kenji, Hayashi MD. PhD.
Deputy Director General, National institute of Public Health, Japan
President Emeritus – Mark Liveris PhD.
Emeritus, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Curtin University of Technology
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH Regional Offices
Beijing
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Tokyo
Bangkok
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Kuala Lumpur
APJPH office
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Brisbane
Honolulu
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH Regional Offices
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Brisbane Office, Australia & Pacific
Brian Oldenburg, PhD.
Head, SPH Queensland University of Technology
Bangkok Office, South East Asia
Chalermchai Chaikittiporn MPH. DrPH.
Dean, SPH Mahidol University
Beijing Office, China
Liming Lee MD. DrPH.
Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention China
Tokyo Office, East Asia
Susumui Wakai MD. PhD.
Chair, Department of International Health, University of Tokyo
Honolulu Office, U.S.A. & Office of the Secretary General
Walter K. Patrick MD. PhD
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for leadership development in
PHC; International Health & Medicine, University of Hawaii
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Challenges and Future Directions
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Future vision
The vision of APACPH is to develop a world class
consortium of Public Health teaching and research
institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to improve the
public health outcomes for all citizens in the region
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Mission Statement
To be recognised as an organisation that adds
significant value to the Public Health teaching,
research and scholarship of its members resulting in
improvements in public health outcomes in the
region
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH is about institutions
Commitment for development & problem solving
• Established in 1984 at University of Hawaii
• Grown from 5 to a healthy 48 members in 18 countries
• Phase I: 1984-1992
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Leadership & Faculty development
Research and service projects in several countries
Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Philippines,
Malaysia
• Phase II: 1993-2003
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Expansion of leadership efforts by Premier institutions in Japan (NIPH),
Malaysia (UM), Australia (Curtin & QUT) and China (PMU)
Faculty, Student exchange, research projects & conferences influencing
educational policy and service priorities
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Activities & Achievements
Four levels of performance
• Advocacy, policy formulation, leadership
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through 34 APACPH conferences – Child survival, Women &
Indigenous people’s health, AIDS, Terrorism, War & Violence,
Declarations: Neglected female children, Poverty &Health
• Educational enhancement
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Faculty & student exchange, curriculum courses, summer & short
term programs, Innovations –Self Study/accreditation, Regional
MPH, Cyber University
• Health improvement
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Community projects – injury prevention (helmet use), malaria control
(bed net), ORT (traditional methods), AIDS
consultation services
• Research communication & publications
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Journal, conferences & other publications, websites
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH Characteristics (USPs)
• Effective Asia-pacific academic
network
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Public health & Medicine
Governments & NGOs
• Global / Local national networks
• Cost effective capacity
• Commitment & competency of
leadership
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH Conference
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
The Consortium publishes the Asia
Pacific Journal of Public Health,
which focuses on health issues of
the Asia-Pacific region
It is the only English language
journal devoted to public health
issues of the Asia and Pacific
region
The journal is published bi-annually
The editorial office is currently
based at the University of Malaya,
Malaysia
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Resources - historical
• Membership fees, grants, contracts, consultancies,
journal subscriptions, conferences
• The policy has been to subsidize and support lesser
developed countries and be inclusive
• USAID grants and University of Hawaii funding helped
establish the consortium
• WHO/UNICEF/CMB/UH Funding subsidized
membership and travel from lesser developed countries
in its early stages
• Recent philanthropic support for APACPH Regional
Office and Directorate
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Resources - historical
• NIPH Japan also provided funding for data collection
and reports
• AUSAID grants and funding from Curtin University
consolidated organisational and managerial effort in the
90s
• The secretariat and regional offices have been
supported by the universities maintaining them: Tokyo
University, Beijing Medical University, Mahidol University,
Curtin University
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Resources
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• the APACPH secretariat is supported by Atlantic
Philanthropies grant and the School of Public Health,
Queensland University of Technology
• APACPH requires resources to fund major initiatives
and projects to address the persistent and emerging
problems in the region
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH - The future
2003 and onwards
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Challenges and Future Directions
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To improve the quality and relevancy of professional education with
an emphasis on leadership
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To enhance the knowledge, skills and effective methods available
to health workers through joint research, training and service
projects
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To forge closer links with each other and with Ministries of health to
enhance available resources
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To improve the quality of educational opportunities for students of
public health through curriculum development and academic
sharing
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To address the increasing challenges to health improvement due
to: poverty, disaster, violence, urbanization and problems of
vulnerable populations (Child survival) as well as emerging
diseases & hazards (AIDS, Bio-terrorism).
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Strategies (I)
• Improve efficiency in current areas of collaboration
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Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Conferences,Curriculum& Course, communication
• Develop resource base for strategic plan
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Resources during phase I were from University of Hawaii,
USAID, USPHS, WHO, UNICEF, CMB and others.
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Resources in phase II were from premier member
institutions: Curtin University of Technology, AUSAID,
National Institute of Public Health (Japan)
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Resources in the current phase are from SPH, Queensland
University of Technology and the Atlantic Philanthropies Grant
and member contributions
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Significant new funds are needed to implement programs to
meet the crises in public health in the Asia-pacific region.
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Strategies (II)
• Future approaches for collaboration
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Enhanced communication links: development of
APACPH Website at www.apacph.org
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Internet-based Clearinghouse Service and
newsletter
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Establishment and implementation of projects
supportive of collaborative regional workforce
developments, research enhancement and public health
capacity improvement.
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Collective synergistic strategies to address emerging
public health problems.
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Support and utilize the newly established APACPH
Brisbane Regional office & secretariat in the above
initiatives.
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH Regional Office, Brisbane
With the appointment of two dedicated staff and under the direction of
Brian Oldenburg (Head of School of Public Health, QUT) , the APACPH
Regional Office and Directorate in Brisbane has taken over much of the
day-to-day running of the organisation. It has specific responsibility in the
following areas:
• Development of a new website
• Facilitating communication between member organisations
• Encouraging new membership
• Coordination of projects
• Development of new strategic direction and business plan in close
consultation with the membership
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
APACPH Website
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Nutrition and Public Health: Achievements and Prospects
35th APACPH Conference in Shanghai, May 12-15, 2003
Incoming President, Prof
Dato Dr Anuar Zaini Md.
Zain, Vice Chancellor of
University of Malaya
President, APACPH
Prof. Liming Lee
Director of CDC China
Vice-President of Health
Sciences in Beijing
University.
Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Summary
• Two decades of sustained performance
• In-country networks built with international
member contribution need strengthening
• Ability to focus and provide leadership on
emerging health problems and crises
• Regional network potential to implement projects
effectively
• Leadership and commitment a vital asset.
• Cost effectiveness due to sharing of institutional
resources
• Forum to influence policy and accelerate
program change
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