School of Public Health and Community Medicine

YSBCH Overview

The SPHCM Yunus Social Business Health Hub(YSBHH) is one of 25 collaborating centres across the world, working with the Yunus Social Business Foundation to improve health outcomes for communities in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit and the founder of Grameen Bank. UNSW’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine will collaborate with the Yunus Centre, established by the Nobel laureate, to improve health outcomes for poor communities in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

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Aim and Vision

The UNSW Yunus Social Business Health Hub’s (YSBHH) aim is to contribute to improving social and health outcomes for poor communities in Australia, Asia and the Pacific through social business in health teaching, research, and applied action. At the YSBHH, we consider social business as a public health and social change approach, where investment in research, teaching and social engagement foster better social and health outcomes and social change. This flagship Hub is aligned with the UNSW 2025 Strategic Plan and operates at the nexus of academic excellence (research, teaching and learning), social engagement and global impact.

Focus areas

  • sport for social change and peace-building;
  • youth empowerment through social business workshops and events
  • Technology including e-health and engagement with the built environment

 

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We are raising funds for the research and development activities of the YSBHH.  Donations to UNSW of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia. All donors are issued with a receipt.