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.

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Good Health and Well-being

Ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide, Griffith University offers future-focused degrees that are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers.

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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.

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Dr James St John

$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.

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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.