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The Global Network for Academic Public Health (Global Network) enhances academic public health worldwide through mutual learning and collaborations between academic public health institutions globally in order to improve and protect the health of people and the planet.

The Global Network convenes leaders from around the world to share, learn, collaborate, and act to advance academic public health. It addresses issues of global concern related to academic public health and provides a venue to strengthen relationships among Network members. Specifically, the Global Network seeks to enrich the conversation and action of its members through multicultural, multinational, and multilateral engagements and partnerships.

Global Network Endorses ASPHER Statement Condemning War in Ukraine

The Global Network for Academic Public Health endorses ASPHER’S statement on the war against Ukraine. We strongly agree with their condemnation of the military action against Ukraine, and express our concern about the impact of the war on the health and wellbeing of the Ukrainian people and all those affected. We call for an end to this war, which infringes upon the public health profession’s deeply held principles of human rights and social justice. Peace is Public Health. 

Global Governance for Health

In October 2021, the Global Network released Global governance for improved human, animal, and planetary health: the essential role of schools and programs of public health, in advance of the World Health Assembly’s November meeting on pandemic preparedness. The paper outlines the the following:

We call for substantial investment in public health education, training, and research, particularly through schools and programs of public health worldwide as leaders in these areas.

Waive Vaccine Intellectual Property Rights Now

In November 2021, the Global Network released a statement in support of waiving intellectual property rights related to COVID-19 vaccines in order to increase global vaccine equity. Making vaccines accessible to populations in low and middle-income countries is essential to address the current pandemic. Read the statement.

TIPH Global Grants

In partnership with This Is Public Health, and with the support of Dr. Richard and Mrs. Linda Riegelman, we are excited to announce the This Is Public Health Global Grant Program Awardees. The 20 awardee institutions represent 18 countries from around the world and their projects focus on a range of public health issues from antibiotic resistance to mental health to water and sanitation hygiene. Congratulations to all of the TIPH Global Grant Program Awardees!

TIPH Global Awardees

Network Benefits

An online communication and collaboration platform open only to Global Network members provides a secure venue for academic public health leaders to network, share information, and discuss ideas of mutual interest.
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Provide opportunities to share more in-depth knowledge either within the Global Network or with external audiences.
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In-person networking and collaboration opportunities.
Meetings Meetings
A collection of free resources related to academic public health, including online courses, sample curricula, and competency models – provided through the Online Community.
Resources Resources
Opportunities will be available to promote the work of Global Network members externally.
Publication Publication
Access This Is Public Health resources to help raise awareness about public health.
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The Global Network is primarily an alliance of the regional associations that represent schools and programs of public health around the world. Schools and programs of public health that are members of these associations have access to the benefits of this Network.

Regional Associations: 

“It is a time of public health crisis in the world. We are here to turn ‘danger’ into ‘opportunity’ through this network.”

Wah-Yun Low, Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, Founding Member

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of public health and the interconnectedness of the world. I hope this Global Network will provide a venue for academic public health leaders from around the world to share and learn with each other to improve public health education worldwide.”

Laura Magaña, ASPPH CEO & President

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