School of Population Health

YSBCH Inauguration

Inauguration of Yunus Social Business Health Hub (YSBHH) at UNSW

Interactive Panel: Social business, mHealth and health


Address from Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus   Launch of Yunus Social Business Health Hub at UNSW,  courtesy of Bangla-Sydney news

Inauguration – UNSW YSBHH in Health
The launch of the Yunus Social Business Health Hub (YSBHH) took place at UNSW Australia on 20 March, 2015. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus’ initiative of Social Business (SB) is a societal, cause-driven business philosophy to achieve one or more social objectives. The UNSW Hub is part of a global network of university-based Yunus Social Business Centres. The UNSW YSBHH will leverage the work on social determinants of health, global health and mHealth led from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM), in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Ubiquitous Health Research Centre (APuHC) and the WHO Collaborating Centre in E-Health.
Professor Peter Smith, Dean, UNSW Medicine   Mr Peter Noble, UNSW Vice-President
Mr PS Chunnu, General Secretary, Bangladesh Awami League Australia   Professor Siaw-Teng Liaw, Co-Director, Yunus Social Business Health Hub, SPHCM UNSW

Panel discussion: Social business, mHealth and health
The launch was following by a panel discussion on social business, mHealth and health.  Mobile health (mHealth) is using mobile phones and communication technologies to make health information and services more accessible and affordable. The interactive panel discussed some mHealth work in developing countries, such as Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Japan, PNG and Pakistan and in Australia. The nexus between social business, determinants of health and e/mHealth was explored and issues discussed by the panel.
Professor Pradeep Ray, Director, Asia Pacific Ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre, WHO Collaborating Centre in E-Health   Dr Shariar Akter, School of Management, University of Wollongong