Regional and other partnerships


Members of MBI work with partners in China, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Vietnam, South America and Uganda and are developing partnerships with Singapore and Malaysia.

The World Health Organization is a key partner, especially the Western Pacific (WPRO) and South East Asian (SEARO) Regional Offices.

Other partnerships include the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Please view our partnerships page.



Principles of collaboration (with national & international partners)


These principles are formulated in an attempt to facilitate truly collaborative research that serves the best interests of study communities and the broader scientific community, while providing due recognition to the contribution of each partner. For this to succeed the partnership needs to be built on trust and integrity, where researchers demonstrate mutual respect, accept each other as equal partners and retain a focus on the common good.

We encourage all collaborative studies to define the “rules of engagement” up front, to reduce the risk of future conflict or tension.

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A/Prof Ben Marais (back row - middle) attending the Pacific OR Course in Sept 2012, building on MBI's involvement in public health efforts within the Pacific