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Dr John Acres coordinates the Wessex Global Health Network. He is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing's Centre for Global Health and, through his interest in refugee health, a member of the University-led collaborative Forced Migration Network.

After clinical work in hospitals for some years he specialised in public health. For much of his time in public health he was involved in inter-agency work in Wessex, particularly the WHO Health for All and Healthy Cities initiatives. Later he became involved in training and was the Head of School for Public Health at Health Education England (Wessex). 

He started the Wessex Global Health Network in 2014 in order to provide a way for those involved or interested in global health to connect with each other and to learn more about global health. Anyone with an interest can become connected to the Network by signing up to receive its newsletter through its website.

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