International Research Projects - Pacific

New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
 


NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand with UK and USA

WUN Health Literacy Collaboration

This project can be found in the UK section.


PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Developing Interventions to improve Post Natal Contraception access and uptake in Papua New Guinea

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: Papua New Guinea has a maternal mortality ratio that is 70 times higher than in Australia. Unplanned high parity pregnancies are one of the major associations with maternal death. We propose to bring together a multidisciplinary research group comprising medical, midwifery and family planning staff from PNG and Australia to focus on improving access to post natal contraception uptake in PNG.

Partner: University of Papua New Guinea

University of Sydney staff: Dr Kirsten Black, Professor Heather Jeffery


SOLOMON ISLANDS

Building health systems research capacity in the Solomon Islands

Funded by: International Project Development Fund and Sydney Medical School

Project: The project will foster partnership between the University of Sydney and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and the National Referral Hospital in Honiara. Overall the aim of the proposed IPDF is to support capacity development in the Solomon Islands for health systems and policy research.

Partner:
Ministry of Health and Medical Services , Solomon Islands

University of Sydney Staff:
Associate Professor Alexandra Martiniuk
Mr Joel Negin

Date: from Jan 2012