We act as mediators between policy makers and researchers with the goal of building trust and improving knowledge exchange; We serve as an independent opinion maker on the best available options to ensure an effective implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; We translate academic research into policy issues, while enhancing transdiciplinarity; We facilitate public understanding on key issues related to sustainability, environment conservation and public health; We promote greater social and environmental justice through resilience-building among the most vulnerable populations.









17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Integrating Environment and Health.

24-26 January, Washington D.C.

GLOBAL HEALTH ASIA INSTITUTE participated in the symposium One Health: Science Gaps at the Intersection of Health and Environment. Over the past decade, the term One Health has been rationally applied to historic and evolving roles including research and application (read more)




The 8th Princess Chulabhorn International Science congress

November 13 – 17, 2016, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

GLOBAL HEALTH ASIA INSTITUTE was invited at the UNEP-WHO roundtable “Emerging Environment and Health Linkages in Asia”. During the meeting GHA position was to emphasise that Rural societies are the de facto stewards of much, if not most, of the world’s ‘biodiversity’…(read more).




The Health and Climate Colloquium 2016

June 8 – 10, 2016, Columbia University, NY, USA

Earlier this year, GLOBAL HEALTH ASIA INSTITUTE was invited at the Health and Climate Colloquium 2016 hosted by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the Mailman School of Public Health, both of Columbia University. The purpose of the Colloquium was to help build a global community of health practitioners  (read more)


nov-2016-bh-forum-flyerBiodiversity and Health Forum: beyond park boundaries – integrating protected areas and surrounding land conservation

November 9th, 2016

Although it is arguable that our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning health and biodiversity relationships is improving,  the focus has been understanding biodiversity predominantly from the standpoint of its biophysical properties and processes, and an anthropocentric perspective with human societies as an external stressor and beneficiary of biodiversity…(read more)