VicHealth Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Grant Success

The Nossal Institute has been awarded a VicHealth Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Grant for the project “Back to two wheels, biking to health-opportunities and challenges in enhancing road safety for smart sharing of bikes in China”. The VicHealth SDG Partnership Grant Round aims to build collaborative research partnerships with the potential to address the impact of global megatrends on specific UN Sustainable Development Goal targets. Arising from the boom of private bike-sharing service in China, this project aims to investigate the opportunities for increasing physical activity and the challenges of ensuring road safety as a means to assist in reducing premature mortality from NCDs and enhancing inclusive and sustainable urbanization. More importantly, it offers an opportunity for strengthening inter-sectoral policy development and public-private partnership in health promotion in digital transformation.

Prof. Peter Annear, Prof. Barbara McPake and Ph.D candidate Tianxin Pan from the Nossal Institute will work closely with partners from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization China Office. This project will enhance partnership between VicHealth and University of Melbourne, and such collaboration is expected to lead to further activities between UoM and counterparts in China in public health and health promotion.

(Source:  Tianxin Pan, Nossal Institute)