Australian Health Security Corps

Be part of a ground-breaking global health initiative

Australian volunteer Yasmin Lisson worked with the UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia. Yasmin supported the Ministry of Health as they developed policies to prevent disease and improve public health.
Australian volunteer Yasmin Lisson worked with the UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia. Yasmin supported the Ministry of Health as they developed policies to prevent disease and improve public health.
Stephanie Wheeler volunteered as a Technical Officer and worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health in Cambodia.
Stephanie Wheeler volunteered as a Technical Officer and worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health in Cambodia.

Building resilient communities across our region

Australians have a lot to offer when it comes to public health expertise. We can play a significant role in the global effort to reduce the risk of global infectious disease outbreaks.

Our partner organisations across the region are designing a selection of volunteer assignments that form part of the Australian Government’s Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region. Collectively, these assignments form the Health Security Corps. Health Security Corps assignments aim to build the capacity of governments, research bodies and community groups working to improve public health outcomes. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security work closely with Health Security Corps volunteers. 

We are looking for volunteers with a range of skills including technical laboratory work, field epidemiology, public communication and community education.

 

Current opportunities

 

Education & Training Unit Developer, Indonesia The Education and Training Unit for Animal Health is a key unit for supporting the teaching of farming to students. UGM wants to redesign this unit as part of their teaching program, and they need expert assistance in this redesign process. The faculty is also seeking to improve the management of its animal health education and training unit. 

Policy and Governance Mentor (Public Health), Solomon Islands 

The National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) is an ancillary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). Its mission is to provide quality health laboratory services for all citizens of Solomon Islands. A volunteer will work with the team as they upgrade the current national public health policy and regulatory framework.

Animal Health Mentor, Samoa 

The Animal Production and Health Division is one of the six divisions within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and it aims to support growth within the livestock industry of Samoa, both commercial and subsistence producers. A volunteer is required to assist in reviewing current divisional and ministerial policies surrounding animal health and disease control.

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