Our researchers work closely with partners to deliver positive global outcomes.
An exemplar of our research is the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) program in Fiji. We lead an international research consortium which works with communities, governments and organisations to advance the health and wellbeing of people living in informal settlements by transforming water infrastructure, water management, and sanitation.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded Pacific Indicators for Disability Inclusive Education (INDIE) Project highlights our expertise in inclusive education. Researchers developed specific indicators to enhance inclusive education for Pacific countries. The indicators are designed to guide the implementation of national inclusive education plans. Pacific INDIE has resulted in the nations of Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu adopting the core indicators. It has also increased understanding and supported the implementation of each indicator by key stakeholders in the four countries. Read more here.
The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is the flagship research initiative of the Monash Institute of Vector-Borne Disease. It draws on expertise across multiple disciplines to tackle global mosquito-borne diseases. With sites in 11 countries, including Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia and Vanuatu, the WMP uses bacteria called Wolbachia to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to transmit mosquito-borne diseases such as zika, dengue and chikungunya. This initiative showcases the commitment of our researchers to improving health conditions and enhancing local capacity by fighting against life-threatening viral diseases.