Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders is hosting 15 visitors from Indonesia this month under an Australia Awards Fellowship project.
The health professionals will attend a three-week course in Adelaide to strengthen their capacity in clinical placement education and health service provision in the areas of maternal and child nutrition and chronic disease management.
The fellows include academics from University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) and practitioners from both the hospital and community setting who supervise UGM students on placement.
Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Australia Awards Fellowships (AAF) build capacity and strengthen partnerships between Australian organisations and partner organisations in eligible developing countries in support of key development and foreign affairs priorities.
By providing short-term study, research and professional development opportunities in Australia, mid-career professionals and emerging leaders can tap into Australian expertise, gaining valuable skills and knowledge.
The AAF project is entitled ‘Improving health by capacity building of the nutrition workforce in Jogjakarta’.
Four other AAF groups – from Indonesia, Vietnam, Mongolia and Laos – are also coming to Flinders this year hosted by Nursing, Medicine and the Gender Consortium.
Separately, Flinders last month welcomed scholars from 20 countries to start a five-week introductory academic program as part of their Australia Awards Scholarships.
The 75 students will then commence their main courses – to complete Masters, PhD, Bachelor or vocational degrees.