The Dr Edward Koch Foundation is a non-profit organisation, established to focus and support public health activities in north Queensland. It was registered as a public company with limited liability on 26 March 1997, but its first project was approved and funded in October 1996. The Foundation is closely associated with Queensland Health's Tropical Population Health Unit, the University of Queensland Cairns Campus, and James Cook University.
Promoting and initiating innovative preventative and educational programs to improve the health of the community
Supporting and conducting health research and development projects
Patron of the Foundation
Her Excellency, the Governor of Queensland, Ms Penelope Wensley, AC agreed in October 2008 to become the patron of the Dr Edward Koch Foundation. The Governor states in her letter of acceptance 'it is clear that the Foundation is playing an important role in addressing health and community challenges in North Queensland, and covering an impressive range of projects and activities.'