Eurasian Academic Alliance for Global Health is a partnership aimed at promoting global health as an academic discipline in countries of the Central-Eastern Europe & Central Asia regions.
Global health sets the frame for conceptual, technical and operational understanding of the effects of globalization on human health. It addresses health challenges brough about by globalization that transcend countries’ political boundaries and affect all countries despite their size, location or political, economic and military powers. A few illustrative examples include – epidemic outbreaks, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, environmental pollution, mass migration of refugees.
Global health challenges require trans-national actions based on mutually reciprocal responsibilities among countries, aimed at achieving commonly agreed objectives, and executed through internationally agreed coordination mechanisms.
While cooperation on global health issues is important among all countries of the world, it is particularly essential for the countries located in closer geographic proximity, since they are more tightly linked by the external factors such as – trade, tourism, environment, climate and socio-cultural influence, which may play catalytic role in exacerbating health challenges.
In the context of this Alliance Eurasia is defined as a group of countries located in the Baltic Sea, Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caspian Sea and the Central Asia regions. While interested institutions from all countries around the world are welcome to join the Alliance, partners from the following countries are particularly encouraged to apply:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Membership is open to universities or other institutions of higher education, research organizations, think-tanks and NGOs, which share the purpose of the Alliance outlined in the Partnership Agreement.
Membership in the Alliance is free.