The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security will partner with the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at The Australian National University (ANU) to deliver the ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowship Program.
The Program will engage and strengthen the skills of field epidemiologists – experts in responding to communicable disease and public health threats – from Australia and ASEAN partner nations to increase our region’s health security capacity.
Fellows from ASEAN countries will undertake the two-year postgraduate Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology program at ANU – a world-class qualification, and the only one of its kind in Australia.
Australian fellows enrolled in the same program will undertake field work placements over one to two years in ASEAN partner nations, fostering relationships and building capability in the region.
The Fellowship Program is part of Australia’s leadership in health security through the Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative, and falls under the Joint Statement of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit (The Sydney Declaration). The Initiative will contribute to the avoidance and containment of health threats that have the potential to cause severe health and economic disruptions to the region. In addition to loss of life, a severe pandemic could cost as much as 5% of global income.
Through investing in Australian expertise and bringing together the efforts of governments, universities, civil society and the private sector, the Australian Government is promoting a stable and prosperous region.
Read the Special Summit Fact Sheet - Strengthening Regional Security