Improving the health of communities
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being, focuses on healthy lives and well-being for everyone looking to eradicate a range of diseases, persistent and emerging health issues.
Griffith will, through leadership and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement, work towards sustained improvement in health and healthcare for local, national and international communities.
Sustainable Development Goals Explained
Good Health and Well-being
Griffith University has audited all undergraduate teaching programs, identifying key word matches against each SDG. Our top degrees for this SDG are:
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
- Bachelor of Public Health
- Bachelor of Dental Health Service
- Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics
- Bachelor of Dental Technology
- Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Mental Health Practice
- Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics
- Bachelor of Sport Development
World-class research on how to improve health and wellbeing for individuals and communities is at the core of Griffith University’s commitment and in close alignment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being.
Research Centres and Institutes
$5m to help cure spinal cord injury
The Queensland Government has invested $5 million in a Griffith University pre-clinical trial to prove that a “nerve bridge” across a damaged spinal cord may be the answer to otherwise permanent paralysis.
This project, led by Dr James St John, is being conducted across two of the university’s leading research institutes, the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery and the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.
New drugs for malaria prevention
Professor Michael Good is conducting the world’s first trials for a blood-stage whole parasite vaccine against malaria. The disease is responsible for millions of deaths, mostly children and young mothers.