Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Seminar Series 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Seminar Series From 2018–2020, the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Seminar Series will address each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Each seminar focuses on an individual Goal, offering an opportunity to explore the intent of the Goal, its targets, and some of the initiatives being undertaken to deliver on them. Each seminar will be accompanied by a Policy Brief.

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Sustainable Development Goal 3, Good Health and Well Being, aims to ‘ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.’ Amid rising recognition of the impact of climate change on health and an increasing international focus on measuring and defining 'well-being,' this seminar will address SDG3 through the lens of both the local and the global.


Chair: Dr Debbi Long, Senior Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University

Debbi is a medical/health anthropologist with research and consultancy experience in a broad range of clinical, organisational, community and development health settings. She has undertaken fieldwork in Turkey, Swaziland/eSwatini and in a variety of contexts in the Australian health system.

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff, Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne

A Nobel Laureate and Member of the Order of Australia, Tilman is an infectious diseases and public health physician. He is the international medical advisor for Australian Red Cross; Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; and founding international and Australian Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017.

Alice Singo, PhD Candidate, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University

Alice is a nurse/midwife whose work in the area of child health in her home country, Malawi, has been followed by her undertaking a Masters of Public Health at Melbourne University. She has now begun her PhD at RMIT, looking at cross cultural aspects of infant and child mortality.

Naomi Francis, PhD Candidate, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne

Naomi is an engineer and development consultant, working and researching in water, sanitation, hygiene and health in low-income settings. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health, on water, sanitation and hygiene in remote villages in Timor-Leste.

Dr Asiel Yair Adan Sanchez, Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Monash University

Asiel is Mexican-Australian medical doctor, development practitioner, activist, poet and writer. They are currently undertaking specialist GP training, and teaching in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at Monash University. Their published research is in the areas of sexual health, mental health, young people and gender inclusion.

This is a free event.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Accessibility Information

This event is being held in Building 1 of RMIT's City Campus. An accessibility/mobility access map is available to download here (please scroll to the end of the webpage). Building 1 can be accessed via the adjacent Building 21. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information.

About the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network

The Jean Monnet SDG Network brings together researchers from the EU Centre at RMIT University, the National Centre for Research on Europe, the University of Canterbury (NZ), The University of Glasgow, the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University (ANU), and the European Union Centre in Singapore (NUS).

The Network formalises relationships amongst researchers, policy think tanks and Non-Government Organisations who share a primary interest in enhancing the effective contribution of the EU to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia Pacific. By strengthening collaboration amongst researchers and policy makers, the Network promotes a more effective evidence-base for EU institutions to engage with nations in the region to implement the SDGs. Its core question is: how can European Union integration be more effective in supporting the implementation of the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific than would be possible for individual Member States? How can this role be developed further?

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Banner Image: Medical staff practice sanitary and precautionary measures taken when treating patients infected by EBOLA's virus in the General Hospital Ciudad Real on November 19, 2014.

© European Union , 2014 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service / Photo: José Jordan

Presented by the EU Centre and Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University. The Jean Monnet SDG Network is co-funded by the Jean Monnet Activities Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Project number: 587660-Epp-1-2017-1-AU-EPPJMO-NETWORK.


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