Nossal Institute Limited

PMNCH constituency

Academic, research and teaching institutions (ART)

Focal point

Dr Alison Morgan


Senior Technical Advisor - Maternal Health

Health focus

  • Health Systems Strengthening,
  • Maternal/Reproductive Health,
  • Newborn Health,
  • Child Health

Priority action area(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 Institute supports the provision of equitable and affordable health care through sustained improvements in global health practice, learning and research. An integral part of the University of Melbourne, the Institute unites the expertise of leading international researchers, educators, development practitioners and governments, in a unique collaboration driven by a common desire to improve the health of the world's poorest populations.

The Nossal Institute aims to develop practical research and public health strategies that can be replicated across low and middle income countries where health needs are greatest. In partnership with national governments, international agencies, and local communities, the Institute works to deliver training, exchange knowledge, design policies, and develop programs that answer the specific health needs of communities across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

The Nossal Institute's approach is founded on the core principles of social equity and the capacity building of local partners to promote and protect the health of their communities. The Institute's work is delivered by four discrete but mutually supportive units: Health Systems Strengthening (with a focus on Universal Health Coverage, Maternal and Child Health and Non-Communicable Diseases), Education and Learning, Inclusive Development Practice (including Disability Inclusive Development) and Communicable Diseases (including HIV and AIDS prevention and Vector-Borne Diseases). Each unit in turn undertakes its work through three strategic thematic areas: research, education and development practice.




Organization e-mail:


Full address:

Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry St, Carlton




+61 3 83449299

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WHO Region:

Western Pacific