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2016 - 2017 Global Health Series Conferences
Keystone Symposia is very pleased to announce an expansion of it's Global Health Travel Award program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Global Health Travel Awards, providing full funding for investigators from low- and middle-income countries, are now available for 11 meetings in the 2016-2017 meeting season. While application deadlines have passed for the first two meetings, they are still open for nine more, including the December 2016 conference on Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses. Below are these meetings and associated deadlines. In addition to the travel awards, scholarships of up to $1,200 are also available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Click here to learn more and apply.
Call for Applications for the Alan J. Magil Fellowship
The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) has launched the Alan J. Magill Fellowship, created in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to honor the life, example and legacy of Alan J. Magill, MD, FASTMH, a widely recognized and respected leader in the global tropical medicine community.
The award will a) provide funding of $50,000 for a period of up to two years to one recipient. b) Support mentorship, career and/or leadership development projects for early- to mid-career ASTMH members in low/low-middle income countries focusing on leadership development in tropical medicine. and c)Stipulates that the selected Magill Fellow will work closely with a mentor (ideally an ASTMH member, but not required) who will play a prominent role in developing and executing the Fellow’s two-year plan of activities
While the award will recognize achievement in tropical medicine, it is not intended to extend current research or clinical activities. Instead, it is designed to support career-broadening experiences to enhance professional development and leadership opportunities beyond those traditionally available from within the applicant’s home organization—and in so doing, equip awardees to later assume leadership and mentoring roles in various aspects of tropical medicine.
Click here to review the call for Concept Papers [Deadline: Wednesday 1st February 2017 at 23.59GMT
The Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
The Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is taking place in Vancouver from 14-18 November 2016. Health Systems Global organizes a symposium every two years to bring together its members with the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research. There is currently no other international gathering that serves the needs of this community. Participants will include researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, civil society and other stakeholders from relevant national and regional associations and professional organizations. IDRC represented by Mr. Gilbert Asiimwe, who will be making a presentation on "A Comparative Analysis of GAVI and the Global Fund’s Approach to Health Systems Strengthening". This is part of our work on the GAVI Full Country Evaluation.
6th Annual ICEMR meeting
The 6th Annual International Centres of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR) Networking meeting was held in Kampala at the Speke Resort Munyonyo from 15th to 17th August 2016. The purpose of the ICEMR workshop was to strengthen the collaboration among the 10 ICEMR centres by sharing expertise, experience, research findings among others.
Malaria Research to Policy Dissemination meeting
In an effort to reduce Malaria prevalence in the country, IDRC has undertaken a number of studies to guide the implementation of national malaria control interventions. The studies generate new scientific knowledge on disease determinants, diagnostics and approaches to combat disease with the objective of promoting evidence-based approach to policy making through our direct linkage with policy makers. On 18th August 2016, IDRC disseminated its research findings at Kampala Serena Hotel.