The Compass Women's and Children's Health Knowledge Hub is one of four Knowledge Hubs established by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in 2008. The Knowledge Hubs for Health aim to build knowledge, evidence and expertise, as well as inform health policy dialogue relevant to Asia and the Pacific. These Knowledge Hubs were set up in leading Australian institutions and each of the hubs addresses a different dimension of health systems.
The other three hubs are:
The creation of the Knowledge Hubs for Health is a response to the Australian Government's scale up of its commitment to improving health, to mounting pressure to meet the Millennium Development Goals in this region, and to recognition that evidence-informed, pro-poor health policy is crucial to these objectives. By generating knowledge and building a culture of evidence-based policy, the Hubs aim to improve the quality and effectiveness of Australia’s investments in health.
Links to resources produced by other Knowledge Hubs for Health are available from the external resources page.