By bringing together academic and healthcare delivery organizations, the Academic Health System will support the community by transforming medicine and health locally and globally. It does this by undertaking innovative research and translating the results into healthcare solutions for our population including clinical and therapeutic regimes. Other key elements of the partnership are the education of a multi-cultural, flexible workforce and future clinical, operational and scientific leaders, and the practice of evidence-based healthcare. The partnership advocates social responsibility and contributes to the elimination of global health inequalities.