EDCTP Alumni Network

Fostering excellence and collaboration in the next generation of researchers

Gavi recruiting consultant positions for its next Vaccine Investment Strategy (VIS)
23 November 2022

Gavi is currently recruiting three consultant positions to support Gavi’s next Vaccine Investment Strategy (VIS). The VIS is Gavi’s evidence-informed process that takes place every 5 years to evaluate the full value of new vaccines (or underused ones) in support of Gavi’s Board investment decisions. Selected vaccines would then be included into Gavi’s portfolio at the next strategic period (2026-2030). The consultant roles are one-year roles with possibility of extension. Candidat

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PROJECT AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE - CIPHER Grant Programme 2022/2023
13 October 2022

The Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) of the International AIDS Society launched a new round of research grants on 3 October 2022. If you are an early-stage investigator working on paediatric and adolescent HIV, you can apply to the CIPHER Grant Programme and become the principal investigator on a research project with a grant of up to US$150,000 over two years.

The new round of grants will focus primarily on HIV research in paediatric, adolescent a

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Research Ethics Seminar Series: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health Research: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) | 26- 28 October 2022
06 October 2022

The seminar will be exciting and informative for both Research Ethics Committee members and researchers. National and international speakers will discuss current and pertinent topics related to Data Science and Ethics. Delegates are responsible for their own flight and accommodation arrangements. Please note that accommodation in Cape Town is limited during October 2022 due to multiple concurrent events, so please book early.

More information: http://blogs.sun.ac.za/aresa/

Programme: https://blogs

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Call for Proposals: 2022 Joint WHO African Region and TDR Impact Grants for Regional Priorities
06 October 2022

This is a joint initiative between TDR, the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases and the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa, who have a mutual interest in strengthening the capacity for health research in developing countries. The aim of this call is to facilitate and strengthen public health-oriented implementation research.

The focus of this call is on the following priorities: 

1. Health systems str

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Call for experts: Gavi Vaccine Investment Strategy (VIS) Steering Committee open for applications (deadline: 28 September 2022)
22 September 2022

Gavi has launched a call for expressions of interest to identify members for the Vaccine Investment Strategy (VIS) Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will be convened to provide expert advice, strategic guidance, and oversight to the next VIS. This is Gavi’s evidence-driven process for identifying new and under-used vaccines of the highest importance to Gavi-supported countries and inform on options for future investments. The VIS takes place every 5 years. The next VIS will kic

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UKCDR & ESSENCE guidance document on equitable research partnerships + virtual event 26 September
21 September 2022

The UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) & ESSENCE on Health Research published a good practice document entitled ‘Four Approaches to Supporting Equitable Research Partnerships’. This guidance document lays out four interconnected approaches to supporting equitable research partnerships:

  • Support the research partnership ecosystem
  • Strengthen research relationships and research systems
  • Budget for partnership building
  • Implement processes a

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Stop TB Working Group on New TB Vaccines – Coffee Corner for early career researchers (29 September)
13 September 2022

The Working Group on New TB Vaccines invites you to join their Coffee Corner - an informal discussion amongst Early Career Researchers to connect with each other and discuss topics that are important to them.

Date and time:  29 September 2022, 9:00am EDT/ 3:00pm CEST & SAST/ 6:30pm IST

For registration click here 

Series of 60-minute webinars - Building Capacity in Personalized Medicine in Africa --- first webinar 28 September
07 September 2022

IRESSEF is key member of the EU-Africa PerMed initiative - aimed at contributing to successful implementation of Personalized Medicine in Africa.

The initiative is organizing a series of 60-minute webinars to introduce Africa to this topic and is targeted at active members of national ethical and regulatory committees.

The first webinar  will be held on Wednesday 28 September 11:00 to 12:00 UTC.

The URL link to register and log in will be shared as soon as available

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EDCTP Senior Fellow Prof. Novel Chegou wins UK Royal Society Africa Prize
25 August 2022

The Royal Society Africa Prize 2022 was awarded to Professor Novel Njweipi Chegou for his work in the fields of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis, and his innovative project proposal. Prof. Chegou is an EDCTP Senior Fellow researching new biomarker-based approaches for improving the diagnosis of childhood tuberculous meningitis at Stellenbosch University.

The Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution

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Cochrane SA Virtual National Symposium 2022 | 22-23 November 2022
23 August 2022

At a time of information overload when misinformation and disinformation abound, reliable evidence is more important than ever. An evidence-informed approach to healthcare is about making personal and professional decisions focused on the effective use of scarce resources, avoiding harm and maximising good.

The Cochrane SA Virtual National Symposium will explore the state of evidence in the post-truth/COVID-19 world - from primary research, clinical trial transparency, systematic reviews, e

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NIH Promoting Equity in Global Health Research - request for information
05 July 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting information on approaches to promote greater equity in global health research, particularly research that engages scientists in low and middle-income countries. This request for information (RFI) is intended to improve NIH’s understanding of potential research funding, priority setting, and administrative practices and strategies that could encourage or facilitate equitable global health research.
 
NIH is

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Blog – ‘EDCTP: A 20-year track record of supporting excellent, equitable research in Africa’
29 June 2022

On 3 June 2022, Charani et al called on funders to take a more active role in tackling inequities in global health research in their article Funders: The missing link in equitable global health research? on PLOS Global Public Health. In a guest blog on PLOS GPH, Dr Pauline Beattie (EDCTP Operations Manager), Prof. Catherine Hankins (Chairperson of EDCTP’s Scientific Advisory Committee) and Dr Michael Makanga (EDCTP Executive Director) describe how EDCTP has been successfully su

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2nd International Post-tuberculosis Symposium (Stellenbosch): Invitation to join the scientific and organizing committee
27 June 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce plans to host the 2nd International Post-tuberculosis Symposium in Stellenbosch in the first quarter of 2023.

We are hoping to increase diversity of the leadership team for this Symposium, and would like to invite interested persons to complete the form below if they would like to be part of the organizing team. Anybody with an interest in post-tuberculosis consequence is welcome (not just researchers / clinicians). The Symposium hopes to addres

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Call for Experts − WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases Deadline: 16 July 2022
27 June 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking experts to serve as members of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases. This “Call for Experts” notice provides information about the advisory group in question, the expert profiles being sought, the process to express interest, and the process of selection.

Background

The Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG-NTD) is the main advisory body to World Health Organization in th

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Free Workshops:The Global Health Network Conference 2022
15 June 2022

ARCH – Communicating Science to Facilitate the Uptake of Research Findings into Policy and Practice 

21 June 2022, 28 June & 5 July | 13:00 (BST) 

Different stakeholders within the research uptake cycle, such as researchers, journalists, policy makers, and advocacy organisations, are groups that shape how scientific results are communicated, interpreted, and taken up into policy and practice. In this three-part workshop series inspiring experts will share their skills and

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Free Webinars: The Global Health Network Conference 2022
15 June 2022

Epidemic Ethics – Indigenous communities, ‘vulnerability’, and the COVID-19 pandemic 

20 June 2022 | 13:00 (BST), 12:00 (GMT) 

Indigenous populations experience both social and economic marginalization, and as a result are at disproportionate risk during public health emergencies. This webinar will explore ethical challenges experienced by Indigenous populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, how 'vulnerabilities' are portrayed and experienced in this context, and the role t

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The Global Health Network Conference 2022 at the University of Cape Town
15 June 2022

Registration Now Open for The Global Health Network Conference 2022 

24 – 25 November 2022 | University of Cape Town 

This conference will be a fantastic opportunity to learn from researchers working across different disease areas, geographies and disciplines. The aim of this conference is to present research findings, and also methods and processes, so we can learn from these to better enable research in every healthcare setting. 


Call for abstracts – The Global H

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The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) will hold a two-day meeting in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2022 (tentative) on the theme “Ethics of artificial intelligence in global health research”.
25 May 2022

Awards are available for successful applicants from LMICs to cover the cost of their travel, accommodation and single-entry visa.

Meeting summary: 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in global health research but frameworks, policy and best practice for the ethical review and oversight of AI-enabled studies is currently lacking. The Forum will discuss how traditional research ethics regulatory frameworks have responded to the rapid advances in AI technology, and wha

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SARIMA conference (in-person) | 1-4 August, Johannesburg (South Africa)
19 May 2022

The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) is organising its first face-to-face forum for research and innovation (R&I) management professionals from Southern Africa and beyond. SARIMA brings together research and innovation management practitioners to strengthen these disciplines and institutional capabilities in the SADC region.

Several workshops, keynote presentations, oral and poster presentation sessions, panel discussions, and chat sessions have

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BCA-WA ETHICS project & AVAREF training on clinical trial protocol evaluation
16 March 2022

"Formation virtuelle sur les outils AVAREF pour l'évaluation des protocoles de recherche clinique" (French only)   

5, 6 & 8 April 2022 | 10:00 - 13:00 GMT https://tinyurl.com/jtfvdnx2

3rd Scientific BCA-WA-ETHICS Congress on research ethics during the COVID-19 pandemic (French)
16 March 2022

22 - 25 March 2022 | 10:00 - 14:00 GMT Virtual

Webinar on Sex and Gender Data Visualization for Health Research
03 March 2022

The webinar will include the fundamentals of the GBD compare software, developed by the University of Washington, that will be used to retrieve and visualize sex-disaggregated data related to health research.

Register by 5 March 2022.

For registration and more information in English click here, French click here

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Ethics course in Health Research- eLearning- March 14-18, 2022
02 March 2022

The EDCTP grant “Strengthening Bioethics Committees in Lusophone African Region” will be conducting a free Ethics course in Health Research for Lusophone countries on March 14 - 18 2022. The course will bring together presidents and members of ethics/bioethics committees from various countries of the PALOP and Portugal. Additional details are available at https://www.lusoafro-bioethics.org .


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Europe PubMed Central Training Webinar 16 March 2021
18 February 2022

EDCTP has become a member of Europe PMC (PubMed Central), an open science platform that maintains a worldwide collection of scientific articles and research outputs. Joining Europe PMC enables EDCTP-funded researchers to share their publications via one central location. Sharing publications by EuropePMC ensures that they will also satisfy the requirements for EDCTP-funded research projects: making publications openly accessible as soon as possible. EDCTP invites all EDCTP grantee

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EDCTP-ECRIN virtual side event at AERAP Science at the EU-AU Summit
11 February 2022

Partnering for the development of sustainable clinical research infrastructures and a skilled workforce in Africa

When: 16 February 2022, 9:00-11:00 CET
Where: Virtual


This session on Partnering for the development of sustainable clinical research infrastructures and a skilled workforce in Africa, co-chaired by EDCTP and the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN), brings together key global health actors to collectively discuss the next steps towards the comprehensive mobilisatio

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New functional enhancements on the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR)
11 February 2022

The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR) is a regional register of clinical trials conducted in Africa. The registry is an African initiative serving the needs of Africans. It provides an open-access platform where clinical trials can be registered free of charge. The PACTR aims to increase clinical trial registration in Africa by developing awareness of the need to register trials and supporting trialists during registrati

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Call for expression of interest for Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Scientific Committee
10 February 2022

The Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking (GH EDCTP3 JU) has opened a call for expression of interest for the selection of the members of its Scientific Committee. The committee will be composed of fifteen to eighteen members, ensuring a balanced representation of experts within the scope of the activities of the Joint Undertaking, including with respect to gender and geographical balance. Collectively, the members of the Scientific Committee will have the necessary competences and exper

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EPOC Norway / Cochrane Norway / Cochrane South Africa Webinar
07 February 2022

Factors that influence parents’ views and practices regarding routine childhood vaccination

Findings from an EPOC qualitative evidence synthesis

22 February 2022 Time: 2pm SAST (UTC +2)

In this webinar, Sara Cooper from Cochrane South Africa at the South African Medical Research Council will present the findings of a new EPOC qualitative evidence synthesis. This review, available in the Cochrane Library here, is highly relevant to both routine childhood vaccination and vaccination in the contex

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Cochrane SA Training Needs Assessment
07 February 2022

Cochrane SA is inviting you to voluntarily participate in a survey about your current and future training needs, to inform the training events offered by Cochrane SA. This is part of a broader project by Cochrane SA that aims to evaluate the training offered by Cochrane SA.

More information about this project is available here

To complete the survey click here

The survey will be open until 28 February 2022

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COVID- 19 Global Research and Innovation Forum
03 February 2022

WHO is hosting the 3rd COVID- 19 Global research and innovation forum, 24-25 February 2022 between 13:00 - 18:00 (on both days) Central European Time (CET).

This virtual event will bring together diverse COVID-19 research scientists, regulatory experts, funders, Member States policy makers and other experts.  The goals of the Forum are:

Goal 1: To continue to accelerate research that can contribute end the current pandemic and facilitate that those affected receive optimal care;

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International AIDS Society Mentorship Programme for HIV vaccine R&D
03 February 2022

Are you an African researcher or a clinician working on HIV vaccine research and development? Are you interested in being a mentee or mentor?

Join the IAS Mentorship Programme by applying here!

When asked: “What is your main area of interest/work in HIV?” choose “HIV vaccines

Application deadline is 07 February 2022.

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Research costing seminar (Spanish)
03 December 2021

TDR, ESSENCE, SARIMA and CEDEIM are organising the free webinar ‘Five keys to optimizing the costing and pricing of research in low and middle-income countries’ in Spanish (‘Cinco claves para optimizar el cálculo de costos y estableciemento de precios de investigación en países de bajos y medios ingresos’). Registration: https://forms.office.com/r/JiMkYLyD5U

Webinar: The need for innovative diagnostics to achieve NTD road map targets
26 October 2021

In this webinar organised by WHO, speakers will talk about the need, the barriers, and the potential solutions to the diagnostic issues that are facing us.

Date:
28 October 2021
Time: 14:00–15:30 CET
Registration now: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KkLVLSesTpObi_lgM5yvwQ


ASLM2021 Scholarship Programme Applications Closing Soon! – 1 Nov, 2021 Responding to Outbreaks through Resilient Laboratory Systems: Lessons Learnt from the COVID-19 Pandemic, 15-18 November 2021.
25 October 2021

ASLM wants you to be part of our upcoming virtual conference: Responding to Outbreaks through Resilient Laboratory Systems: Lessons Learnt from the COVID-19 Pandemic, 15-18 November 2021.   If you are a student or professional in a low- or middle- income country, you may qualify for the ASLM2021 Scholarship Programme. The scholarship covers the cost of registration and unlocks access to plenaries, symposia, roundtables and more. Speakers will cover hot topics such as the threat

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Approaches to Combat COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) - 23 November 2021
23 September 2021

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has had a devastating toll on the health care systems and communities in low- and middle-income countries. To address and discuss the various challenges that these countries face daily, we invite you to join us for this virtual workshop on Approaches to Combat COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) scheduled on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 15:00 CET.
Explore challenges and prevention\treatment strategies uniquely suited to the COVID-19 pandemic in low- an

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INTEREST 2021 - Final Programme now out!
23 September 2021

In less than a month, on 12-14 October 2021, INTEREST 2021 will take place as a virtual conference! We are delighted to say that the final programme is ready and filled with key experts presenting the latest data throughout a series of exciting sessions. In addition to this, we will have capacity-building sessions available for all young career researchers registered for the conference.
To see the programme overview visit http://interestworkshop.org/program-2021/

Practical Information:


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HIV Prevention Summit 2021 (Virtual) - 1 to 2 December 2021
23 September 2021

Only 1 week left until the abstract deadline for the HIV Prevention Summit 2021. Make sure to submit your findings today to become part of this remarkable program packed with international experts.

Abstract Topics
• PrEP and PEP
• Vaccine and Monoclonal Antibodies Research
• Social Structural Determinants of PEP and PrEP Implementation and Use
We accept two kinds of abstracts:
Research Abstracts: Present the latest results from your study and discuss your findings with an expert




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INTEREST 2021, 12-14 October 2021 (Virtual)
16 September 2021

Day 3 of INTEREST 2021 is dedicated to the late Prof. Charles Boucher, who sadly passed away in February of this year.

Alongside the late Dr. Joep Lange, Charles founded the INTEREST conference in 2007 to bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts who could share knowledge and establish partnerships with the ultimate aim of improving the life quality of people living with HIV across the African continent.

The third day of this year's conference will feature memorial lectures focusing


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International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence 2021: 29-30 September 2021
16 September 2021

The International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence 2021 will take place as a virtual program over four days: 29-30 September & 6-7 October.
We invite you to register now to be part of this engaging, interactive, and diverse learning experience with multidisciplinary experts and young advocates from around the world working to achieve a sustainable response to HIV.

For more information or to register visit https://virology.eventsair.com/international-workshop-on-hiv-adolescence-2021/regis

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WSPID Congress 22-24 February 2021: Registration is now open
13 September 2021

Registration for the virtual WSPID 2022 is now open!

Be part of this global pediatric infectious diseases event where you will advance your career, connect with like-minded people, and contribute to decreasing the burden of pediatric infectious diseases worldwide.
The congress will begin with two Pre-Congress days, on 20 & 21 February, which will include industry sessions and the Research workshop. These days are included in the registration fee.
Moreover, Spanish subtitles or voice

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Virtual Workshop: Approaches to Combat COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Workshop
13 September 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect worldwide and presents unique challenges to healthcare providers, particularly those working in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
Often, in LMICs, disease burden is more significant, outcomes are poorer, and demographic characteristics necessitate region-specific approaches to healthcare organization.
Following severe COVID-19 outbreaks, healthcare systems become overwhelmed and struggle to provide essential levels of care to patients.

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2021 GACD Implementation Science School - 29 November 2021 to 10 December 2021
13 September 2021

Applications are now open for the 2021 GACD Implementation Science School!

The School will take place online over seven days between 29 November and 10 December 2021.
This unique opportunity is perfect for early-career researchers working in NCD prevention and management – particularly those based in low- and middle-income countries – to build their knowledge, skills, and confidence in the field of implementation science.

Through expert-led lectures, small group sessions, facilitat


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Early registration rates for #UnionConf extended till Wednesday 15 September 2021
13 September 2021

We have good news to share regarding the much-awaited 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health which will take place virtually between 19-22 October 2021. Given the current circumstances due to COVID-19, we have extended registration with the early rates till Wednesday, September 15.

Our registration fees have something for everyone and reflect the inclusive nature we hope to promote in the upcoming conference. In this spirit, we have segmented our pricing with attractive rates for delegates fr

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Call for Abstracts Open - 6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines
06 September 2021

The Call for Abstracts for the 6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines is now open. Researchers, product developers, advocates, community representatives, and others interested and engaged in TB vaccine R&D are encouraged to submit abstracts to share new approaches, data, and results in TB vaccine R&D, policy, and access. Submitted abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentation, and in-person and virtual presentation opportunities will be available. A limited amount

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PLOS: Announcing our 2021 Scientists for Open Science virtual program - 13 September
03 September 2021

Open Science is core to PLOS’ mission, but it’s you, and the whole research community, who define what Openness really means. Starting September 13th, join us for Scientists for Open Science, our first week-long virtual program bringing together researchers and stakeholders from around the globe to share perspectives on Open Science.

Whether you have 5 minutes, or an hour a day, we would love for you

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WSPID, 22-24 February 2022 - Last call to submit your abstract!
03 September 2021

There is a week left to submit your abstract and be a game changer in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Contribute to the future of child care and to the WSPID 2022 program!

We have already received submissions in topics such as:
• Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control
• Other bacterial infections
• Global Child Health
• Influenza infection and respiratory virus infections

Send us your work and make sure your research theme is part of this important world congre





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Virtual Workshop: Improving the Representation of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Clinical Trials and Research - 13 September 2021
03 September 2021


VIEW EVENT LIVE HERE ON SEPT. 13: https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/09-13-2021/overcoming-barriers-to-diversifying-clinical-trials-third-public-workshop

On Monday, September 13, 2021, join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a virtual event to inform our consensus study report, Improving the Representation of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Clinical Trials and Research. Clinical trials and clinical research often does not represent the demographic d


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How to Critically (and Quickly) Read a Protocol - 8 September 2021
03 September 2021

On behalf of the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) and Community Partners (CP), we invite you to attend the How to Critically (and Quickly) Read a Protocol Webinar.
Understanding a protocol is important for community members interested in engaging in clinical research. One of the challenges for community members participating in protocol development is learning how to critically review a protocol from a community perspective. CP, a group of community representatives working across

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Save the Date! 6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines - 22-24 February 2022, Toulouse, France
12 August 2021

The 6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines will take place from 22-24 February 2022 in Toulouse, France, under the high patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and under the patronage of Mr. Olivier Véran, Minister for Solidarity and Health. The theme of the 6th Global Forum is "New horizons for TB vaccines".

The 6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines is currently planned to be a hybrid conference, with options for in-person and online participation. The Organizing Partners are

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The Union: Submissions Open for Late-Breaker Sessions on TB, COVID-19 and Lung Health
02 August 2021


Submissions Open for Late-Breaker Sessions on TB, COVID-19 and Lung Health
The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to announce that submissions for Late-Breaker Sessions are open from 15 July-12 August 2021. Submit now.
In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only new, innovative and significant findings of broad interest that have occurred after 12 May, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-br


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Abstracts Open WSPID 2022: Advancing science together - 22-24 February 2022 (virtual)
02 August 2021

Abstract submission for the 12th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases is now open! We invite you to contribute to the outstanding scientific program by submitting your latest research in the field, in any of these topics.
Your work will gain unrivaled exposure amongst international medical and scientific professionals. We are excited to learn from your research and knowledge and impact the future of pediatric infectious diseases together.

Abstract submissi


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13th African Rotavirus Symposium - 3-4 November 2021
02 August 2021

The 13th African Rotavirus Symposium (ARS), organised under the auspices of the African Rotavirus Network (AfrRN), will be a virtual event. The symposium is hosted by the University of Nairobi in partnership with WHO African Regional Office (WHO AFRO), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).
The 13th ARS will be held on the 3rd and 4th November 2021 and the format will be one 3-hour session on each day.

The theme of the symposium


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The Union: Submissions Open for Late-Breaker Sessions on TB, COVID-19 and Lung Health until 12 August 2021
23 July 2021

The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to announce that submissions for Late-Breaker Sessions are open from 15 July-12 August 2021. Submit now!
In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only new, innovative and significant findings of broad interest that have occurred after 12 May, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker sessions. 

The following three late-breaker sessions are slated for the Co

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CIRCB contribution to a COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics in Cameroon
16 July 2021

This project was coordinated by the ICGEB and implemented in partnership with reference testing laboratories in Africa. ICGEB Member States, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria, have taken part in a pilot study to assess the efficacy of a novel diagnostic tool in diverse settings. Dr Joseph Fokam (TMA2015CDF1027) was the local PI in Cameroon.

This pilot study, performed during the period September 2020-May 2021, contributed to the accuracy in detecting SARS-CoV-2 in resource-limited setti

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ICASA 2021 Registration open till 31 August 2021
09 July 2021

THEME FOR ICASA 2021 - "Africa’s AIDS response: The race to 2030 – Evidence. Scale Up. Accelerate"

OBJECTIVES FOR ICASA 2021 -

  • To strengthen health systems to integrate high impact interventions on comorbidities, emerging infections and NCDs.
  • To build, strengthen and invest in Africa’s scientific capacity and manufacturing of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.
  • To Identify in Africa, resource tailored interventions for populations most affected including women, children, adolescents, men

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CEPI: Getting more COVID-19 vaccine for the world
09 July 2021

Another CEPI partner, Clover Biopharmaceuticals, has become the latest vaccine developer to sign an advance purchase agreement with COVAX to make their COVID-19 vaccine available to populations worldwide.
Under the new agreement between Clover and our COVAX partner, Gavi, up to 414 million doses are set to be made available to participating countries in 2021 and 2022. CEPI’s significant early investments have been critical to the development of Clover’s vaccine candidate, and were directl

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Remembering Dr Jane Wanyama
27 June 2021

Dr Jane Wanyama, a senior public health specialist based at the Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University passed away on 18 June 2021.
Her death was announced by United Christian Centre, a Pentecostal church based in Makerere-Kikoni in Kampala, where Wanyama was a member of the congregation.
Wanyama attended Makerere University for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Public Health, and thereafter attended the University of Antwerp in Belgium to obta

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ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED: 10TH EDCTP Forum - 'EQUITY IN RESEARCH FOR HEALTH', 17-21 October 2021, Maputo, Mozambique
25 June 2021

EDCTP invites submission of abstracts highlighting original contributions on strategic EDCTP research topics and on research capacity strengthening, linked to the Forum theme. Investigators involved in EDCTP-funded projects are encouraged to use this opportunity to share new developments and results from their projects. The deadline for abstracts is 28 June 2021.

Format and eligibility:
Abstracts must be submitted in English and should not exceed 300 words
Abstracts should follow the format:

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AIDSImpact Webinar: Vaccines and Vulnerabilities - HIV COVID and Back, 1 July 2021
11 June 2021

Vaccination plays an important role in the management of infectious diseases. Lessons from HIV on preparedness, hesitancy and ethics play a crucial role in preparing a population for vaccination. The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines provides a fascinating example.
This webinar will explore some of the experiences of vaccine programmes for both HIV and COVID-19 and the ethical issues around vulnerability, equity of access, hesitancy and field experiences with vaccine initiatives. This is a hig

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INTEREST 2021: 12-14 October 2021
11 June 2021

This year’s edition of INTEREST will be held as a virtual meeting from 12 – 14 October. Dr. Andrew Kambugu, a member of the International Conference Committee (ICC), shares his thoughts on why you should join this important meeting.

Young Investigators
The registration fee is waived for all Young Investigators. To be eligible as a young investigator, one should be:
- 35 years of age or younger; and
- a current Master/PhD student OR have obtained an MD/PharmD/PhD degree in the last five years.


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ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED: 10th EDCTP Forum - Equity in Research for Health, 17-21 October 2021, Maputo, Mozambique
11 June 2021

EDCTP invites submission of abstracts highlighting original contributions on strategic EDCTP research topics and on research capacity strengthening, linked to the Forum theme. Investigators involved in EDCTP-funded projects are encouraged to use this opportunity to share new developments and results from their projects. The deadline for abstracts is 28 June 2021.

Format and eligibility:
Abstracts must be submitted in English and should not exceed 300 words
Abstracts should fo

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UKCDR WEBINAR: Equitable Partnerships for Global Research, 10 June 2021
28 May 2021

UKCDR will be co-hosting a webinar on the 10th of June on Equitable Partnerships, in partnership with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Research Fairness Initiative: Equitable partnerships for global research webinar │ACU. 

To register visit https://www.acu.ac.uk/acu-events/equitable-partnerships-for-global-research-webinar/

The event includes speakers from a range of locations, and UKCDR’s Executive Director, Marta Tufet, will be presenting on the importance

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ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 10th EDCTP Forum - Equity in Research for Health, 17-21 October 2021, Maputo, Mozambique
28 May 2021

EDCTP invites submission of abstracts highlighting original contributions on strategic EDCTP research topics and on research capacity strengthening, linked to the Forum theme. Investigators involved in EDCTP-funded projects are encouraged to use this opportunity to share new developments and results from their projects. The deadline for abstracts is 10 June 2021.

Format and eligibility:
Abstracts must be submitted in English and should not exceed 300 words
Abstracts should follow



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Virtual Meeting: HIV Prevention Review Meeting 2021, 2 June 2021
25 May 2021

The HIV Prevention Program is happening on June 2 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT. This program will start with a state-of-the-art update on HIV vaccines by Dr. Larry Corey, followed by an in-depth look at a variety of PrEP strategies, including daily oral and 2-1-1 PrEP, long-acting injectable cabotegravir, and newer agents entering the testing pipeline. You’ll hear from some of the world’s leading researchers on HIV PrEP, and we’ll close with a roundtable discussion, in which we’ll take qu

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COVID-19 Vaccine Development & Implementation, 29-30 June 2021
25 May 2021

To maximize knowledge sharing across the globe and to combine forces in the COVID-19 pandemic, we welcome anyone with an interest but lacking the resources to attend this important workshop to contact us for scholarship and discount opportunities.

Early Career Researchers and Academics from Resource-Limited-Settings
We invite young professionals working in the field of COVID-19 care and research as well as academics from Resource-Limited-Settings to join the discussion and apply for a schol


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AVMI Webinar: Bringing International Vaccine Manufacturing Expertise To Nigeria/Africa, 27 May 2021
25 May 2021

Innovative Biotech - Bringing International Vaccine Manufacturing Expertise to Nigeria/Africa

Chair: Charles Kamau, Co-Chair AVMI Communications Working Group

Speaker: Dr Simon Agwale, CEO of Innovative Biotech, Nigeria and Innovative Biotech, USA Inc

Please find below the Zoom link to register your attendance for the upcoming webinar this week.  

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R8XQvK9oShu1GJiGbcePfQ 

Date: Thursday, 27th May 2021

Time: 15h00 SAST | 13h00 GMT (

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Join the Next COVID-19 Clinical Forum Webinar, 1 June 2021
07 May 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, our monthly COVID-19 Clinical Forum program has disseminated the latest emerging data on pathology, therapeutic options, diagnostics, public health strategies, vaccines, and beyond. This year alone, more than 900 participants from 93 countries across all continents have participated in the webinars. Healthcare providers involved in the care of SARS-CoV2 infected patients, infectious disease clinicians, clinical virologists, primary care physicians, intensivis

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UNAIDS Press Release: United Nations Secretary-General calls for a greater focus on ending inequalities to end AIDS
07 May 2021

Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported and just weeks before the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, the United Nations Secretary-General has released a new report with recommendations and targets to get the world on track to end AIDS

NEW YORK, 30 April 2021—The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has warned that despite intensive action and progress made against HIV in some places and population groups, HIV epidemics continue to expan

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Virtual meeting: Treatment Strategies and Antiviral Resistance, 26-28 May 2021
07 May 2021

Are you a healthcare professional looking to improve your knowledge and optimize treatment for PLWH in the COVID-19 era? Then join the top European experts at the upcoming European Meeting on HIV and Hepatitis – Treatment Strategies and Antiviral Drug Resistance 2021 for the latest updates.

This meeting aims to:
- Gather professionals in the fields of HIV and hepatitis clinical care and research in an interactive workshop setting
- Provide a platform for presentation and discussion of the

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Call for Abstracts: 10th EDCTP Forum - 'Equity in research for health', Mozambique, 17 – 20 October 2021
30 April 2021

The 10th EDCTP Forum will be held as a virtual meeting hosted from the Joaquin Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo from 17 – 20 October 2021.
The Forum theme – Equity in research for health – is at the core of the EDCTP mission. The second EDCTP programme, EDCTP2, has seen increasing participation from across Africa and Europe in our projects. Nevertheless, gender and geographical disparities remain. We welcome your engagement and your input in discussions at the Forum

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Last chance to submit your abstract and/or session for the 52nd Union World Conference | Deadline 4 May 2021
29 April 2021

There is only one week left to share your research and participate to the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health, to be held virtually on 19-22 October. Submissions will close on 4 May at 23.59 CEST.

We welcome submissions on issues including tuberculosis (TB) and TB co-infections, tobacco control, lung health and air pollution, as well as civil society initiatives, community engagement, human rights and other related topics, like COVID-19. Check out the full list of tracks here htt

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Workshop: HIV & Adolescence | Building Health and Resilience 2021, 6-8 October 2021
29 April 2021

The HIV & Adolescence workshop is a highlight in my calendar every year. Unique because of its wholesale involvement of young people, state of the art keynote lectures, and engaging conversations involving young and older, clinician and non-clinicians, scientists, and advocates. It provides cutting-edge reviews of the latest innovation, science, and issues challenging young people in a world that is facing its 4th decade of battling HIV. If you need a dose of information, activism, hope, and

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WEBINAR: Pharmacovigilance and clinical trials oversight in sub-Saharan Africa in the era of COVID-19, 12 May 2021
29 April 2021

The University of the Western Cape, South Africa and SPaRCS partners invite all interested to this interactive webinar which seeks to sensitise a broader health systems and public health audience to pharmacoviligance (PV) and clinical trials oversight of medicines and vaccines. We will also be sharing information about the SPaRCS project and commence conversations for networking & collaboration within sub-Saharan African countries.

Keynote speaker: Dr Helen Ndagije (Director: Product Safety,

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EDCTP celebrates World Malaria Day!
26 April 2021

On World Malaria Day 2021, EDCTP joins all partners in the ‘Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria’ campaign towards the goal of malaria elimination. Towards malaria research & development, EDCTP has invested more than €150 million to support a portfolio of 64 research projects conducted by African-European consortia and research fellows in Africa.

These projects support the development of innovative products – diagnostics, drugs and vaccines – needed to manage, control

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COVID-19 Vaccine Development & Implementation Workshop 2021 - June Edition, 29-30 June 2021
26 April 2021

Safety, Efficacy, Uptake and Equitable Access

Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are now approved for use and a global vaccination effort is underway.

To receive an update on the latest vaccine developments and the implementation of vaccination strategies, join the second edition of our virtual series on COVID-19 vaccines with topics to include vaccine efficacy and safety concerning real-world data. World experts will discuss new diagnostic tools to detect emergent SARS-CoV-2 variants and measure pro

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Virtual workshop: International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2021, 16-17 July 2021
26 April 2021

We are pleased to announce that the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2021 will offer virtual scholarships to help offset the cost of registration and/or internet connection for delegates who would otherwise be unable to attend. Applications will be reviewed by a dedicated review committee.

Available scholarships include:
• Registration only
• Data bundle only
• Registration & data bundle

To be eligible applicants must:
• Be actively involved in the field of HIV Pe




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Virtual workshop: Microbiome and HIV, 19-21 October 2021
26 April 2021

We are pleased to inform you that abstract submission is open for the Microbiome & HIV Workshop 2021. Researchers are invited to present their latest studies or share their experiences in the microbiome and HIV field until 5 September 2021.

Abstracts can be submitted under the following categories:
• Comorbidities
• Microbicides / Vaccines
• Pathogenesis
• Technologies & Methodologies
• Transmission & Prevention
• Treatment & Cure

Young Investigators and Aca







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EDCTP-AIGHD Launch of a Global TB Vaccine R&D Roadmap, 20 April 2021, 18:00-19:30 CEST
18 April 2021

EDCTP and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) are pleased to invite you to a Special Session that we are jointly organising at the Virtual Global Forum on TB Vaccines to launch a Global TB Vaccine R&D Roadmap on 20 April 2021 at 18:00-19:30 CEST. Please find the agenda for this event enclosed for your information.

EDCTP has commissioned AIGHD to develop a Global TB Vaccine R&D Roadmap to identify priorities for coordinating global action to accelerate th

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AIDSImpact Webinar: The Nexus Between HIV and COVID-19, 22 April 2021
18 April 2021

AIDSImpact is an international behavioral and psychosocial science conference that addresses issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care, focusing both globally and on specific communities and countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Join the 1st webinar on "The Nexus Between HIV and COVID-19." This webinar will take place on Thursday, 22 April 2021. Registration is provided complimentary by AIDSImpact.

For more information visit https://virology.eventsair.com/aidsim2021ws/regis

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Healthy Living With HIV - Impact of Mental Health on Quality of Life, 24-25 May 2021
18 April 2021

Advances in the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy, coupled with improved access to an increasing variety of regimens, have positively affected longevity. People are now living longer with HIV than ever before. This increased life expectancy, alongside long-term adherence to antiretroviral prophylaxis, brings new factors to address. Clinical characteristics commonly observed in aging, such as an increased number of chronic conditions and the use of multiple medications, need to be taken int

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WSPID Webinar: Managing children with HIV and tuberculosis in the shadow of a global pandemic, Wednesday 21 April 2021
18 April 2021

Join us for presentations and a Q&A on managing HIV and tuberculosis in children in the midst of a global pandemic.

Speakers:
Dr Usa Thisyakorn (Thailand): Professor of Pediatrics & Executive Director, Tropical Medicine Cluster, Chulalongkorn University
Dr Marieke van der Zalm (South Africa): Paediatrician and clinical researcher, Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr Harsha Lochan (South Africa): Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Frere Hospital

Pro




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Submit your proposal for the 52nd Union World Conference before 4 May 2021
12 April 2021

Share your research, case study or best practice by submitting a proposal for presentation at the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health. We welcome abstract and session proposals on issues including tuberculosis (TB) and TB co-infections, tobacco control, lung health and air pollution, as well as civil society initiatives, community engagement, human rights and other related topics.

The Union World Conference, taking place virtually from 19 - 22 October 2021, will focus on the theme Lung Hea

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INVITATIONAL BID TO HOST THE 22nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AIDS AND STI’s IN AFRICA (ICASA 2023)
11 April 2021

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) represented by its President; Prof. John Idoko, hereby invites African countries wishing to host the 22nd International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa in 2023 (ICASA 2023) to send in their application bid document to the SAA Secretariat in Accra- Ghana. The closing date for submission of the Application is 30th July 2021.
ICASA 2023 will be the 22nd edition of the International Conference on AIDS and STI’s in Africa to be organized by the Society fo

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Regional Webinar: Fair, equitable and timely allocation of Covid-19 vaccines in Africa
11 April 2021

As the African continent is fast-tracking strategies and plans to roll out immunisation programs, there is a need to engage in continuous public deliberations with healthcare professionals, citizens, civil society organisations, community leaders, the media, policy makers, public health experts, and researchers.

Join a webinar on a Fair, Equitable and Timely Allocation of Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
13h00 – 16h00 PM East Africa Time
12h00 – 15h00 P


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Webinar: EDCTP-AIGHD Special Session at the Virtual Global Forum on TB Vaccines: Launch of a Global Roadmap
07 April 2021

The Global TB Vaccine R&D Roadmap was commissioned by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) to identify priorities to coordinate global action to accelerate the development and implementation of new TB vaccines. The Roadmap has been developed through an iterative global consultative process designed to identify the key barriers to TB vaccine R&D and implementatio

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Webinar on World Health Day - Towards Fairer and Healthier South Africa, 7 April 2021
07 April 2021

The Minister of Health, South Africa, Dr Zweli Mkhize and and Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa invite you to webinar on World Health Day.

Overall objective: Generate awareness about the health inequities and strengthen efforts towards more inclusive approach for Universal Health Coverage and health security in South Africa
• Impact of COVID-19 on health inequities - Professor John Ataguba
• Access to quality essential health services for all – Professor Lydia Ca

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Global Forum on Humanitarian Health Research: call for applications now open
07 April 2021

The event is supported by Fogarty, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and Wellcome Trust, and will serve as a pilot to help determine if there is sufficient interest in a recurring event in the future.

The event will bring researchers and humanitarian organizations together to share experiences and promote collaboration around health research in humanitarian settings, modelled after the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (which Fogarty also

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The Science Behind COVID-19: Interpreting Epidemiological Trends and Models
01 April 2021

What is mathematical epidemiology and how has it traditionally been used? What can epidemiological trends tell us and what is the importance of genomic surveillance? How can mathematical modelling support planning of COVID-19 interventions? Join us to review the history of mathematical epidemiology and modelling, its world-wide prominence over the last 12 months, and why we are discussing the science behind COVID-19 modelling and epidemiology data today. We will look at monitoring of genetic v

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COVID-19 Vaccine Development & Implementation Workshop, 29 to 30 June 2021
01 April 2021

The program will focus on the discussion of protective immunity, vaccine effectivity, the impact of vaccine variants, and the global rollout of vaccination campaigns, all based on the latest scientific data. We hope to promote understanding and stimulate further discussion and research among virologists, infection diseases specialists, the community, and policymakers. This will be done in the truly global context of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering regional differences in access to medications

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Preventing HIV Transmission in Africa - What We Need To Do in the Next Five Years
01 April 2021

We are pleased to feature Dr. Catherine Hankins, the Scientific Chair of the INTEREST Conferences from 2014-2020, in the Online Meeting Highlights edition on HIV in Africa. Dr. Hankins draws from her rich expertise and summarizes how prevention remains an important pillar in bringing the HIV epidemic to an end in Sub-Saharan Africa, and what steps need to be taken in the coming years.

Ending AIDS as a Public Health Threat
The ambitious target of having achieved viral suppression in 73% of al

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The Hole in Africa's Heart: Africa's unrecognised, un-administered and under-administered territories.
30 March 2021

A critical aspect of the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in many African countries is whether there are districts or regions that are either entirely un-administered by the authorities or are under-administered, for a variety of reasons. Regions that fall entirely outside the ambit of governments’ abilities to respond to the virus largely embrace those that fall under the control of separatist groups or rebels. Regions that are under-serviced fall into three, sometimes interlinked, categor

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UKCDR AND ESSENCE: New resource hub launched to support equity in international research partnerships
26 March 2021

The UKCDR and ESSENCE launched a new resource hub to support equity in research partnerships - https://www.ukcdr.org.uk/news-article/equitable-partnerships-resource-hub-launch/.

This hub brings together guidance, tools and principles on equitable partnerships from across the world, including the TRUST consortium and COHRED.
The aim is to support all those involved in the research process (research funders, researchers, research managers) to develop or embed policies and practices which support


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Globvac Conference 20-21 April 2021
26 March 2021


The overarching theme of this digital conference will be the changing landscape of the Global Health in the 21st century. By this conference, we want to present and celebrate results and achievements in global health research in the last decades, while looking into the next decade. What will be the main challenges in the years to come? How can the future research agenda build upon what has been done and achieved, still focusing on the unfinished agenda and the unmet needs of the LMICs, while

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World TB Day: the promise of ending the TB epidemic
25 March 2021

World TB Day puts the spotlight on tuberculosis (TB), a poverty-related infectious disease of epidemic proportions. Currently, it causes more deaths than any other infectious disease, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Every year, an estimated 10 million people fall ill; in 2019, 1.4 million people died from TB. All members of the United Nations committed to ending TB as an epidemic by 2030. However, the 2020 WHO progress report concluded that the world is not on schedule to achieve the

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Webinar: Covid-19 vaccines safety surveillance in Africa
23 March 2021

This Webinar is organized by Pharmacovigilance Africa (PAVIA), a project funded by EDCTP aimed at improving pharmacovigilance for poverty-related diseases in four African countries through strengthening links between regulatory authorities and public health programmes.

Time: Apr 19, 2021 02:00 PM in Amsterdam

Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sA_f64HFQ0KYnO4XWio2sA

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Launch: GACD Implementation Science e-Hub
19 March 2021

The South African Medical Research Council participates in the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, a collaboration of major international research funding agencies that support joint funding calls and research capacity building activities to address chronic, non-communicable diseases. The alliance focuses on implementation research in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) and in vulnerable and indigenous populations in high-income countries (HICs).

The GACD have announced the launch of

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International Workshop on HIV and Adolescence 2021, 6-8 October 2021, Lusaka, Zambia
19 March 2021

We are pleased to introduce two new members of the Organizing Committee for the International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence.
Allison Agwu and Nadia Sam-Agudu both have extensive experience in the field of HIV & Adolescence and we are excited to collaborate with them on this year's distinguished program.

We are passionate about providing a platform for young people to share their voices and experiences in this workshop.
To better enable young people to attend, we are pleased to waive th


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Michelson Prizes 2021
17 March 2021

The Michelson Prizes are annual awards of $150,000, which support young investigators under the age of 35 who are using disruptive concepts and inventive processes to significantly advance human immunology and vaccine and immunotherapy discovery research for major global diseases. The Prizes are funded by the Michelson Medical Research Foundation and overseen by the Human Vaccines Project -- the application window for the 2021 Prizes will run from April 1 – June 18, 2021.

The 2021 Michelson P

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52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health, 19-22 October 2021
17 March 2021

The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health is now accepting submissions to the conference programme. We welcome submissions on issues including tuberculosis (TB) and TB co-infections, tobacco control, lung health and air pollution, as well as civil society initiatives, community engagement, human rights and other related topics.

The Union World Conference, taking place virtually from 19 - 22 October 2021, will focus on the theme Lung Health for All: Solutions for a New Era, by exploring

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Webinar: EDCTP COVID-19 Emergency Funding Mechanism 18-19 March 13:00-17:00 CET
16 March 2021

As of March 2021, EDCTP is supporting 26 collaborative research projects under its COVID-19 Emergency Funding Mechanism, activated in April 2020. One year on from the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, many research questions have been answered, many others are still under investigation and new questions are emerging.We invite you to join us in this live webinar where we will share experiences and study findings among the EDCTP-supported COVID-19 research consortia, discuss new emerging

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SA AIDS Conference - HIV and COVID-19, 9-10 June 2021
15 March 2021

The virtual conference will be held in the evenings from 16:00 – 20:00 over 2 days. We will invite renown local, regional and international speakers from the HIV community to discuss and debate the impact COVID-19 has had on the South African and regional HIV epidemic. The speakers will reflect on progress made in the HIV response in the context of COVID-19, the impact the pandemic has had on people living with HIV and on HIV/TB service delivery. We will also touch on COVID-19 vaccines in peopl

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LiberHetica: Biomedical Ethics and Regulatory Capacity Building: International Dialogues, 26 March 2021
12 March 2021

The LiberHetica and BERC-Luso consortia will meet on the 26th March 2021 to discuss about Biomedical Ethics and Regulatory Capacity Building in Sub-Saharan African countries.
The BERC-Luso and LiberHetica are two projects funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aimed at strenghting ethics and regulatory capacities for clinical trials by partnerships between African and European countries, and involving 5 Sub-Saharan African countries (Liberia, Ang

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GloPID-R Webinar: COVID-19 RESEARCH IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES, 29-30 March 2021
12 March 2021

This meeting will bring together global research funders, including those who are funding research on COVID-19 within low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), with the community of researchers who are actively undertaking this research across LMICs.

Topics of discussion will include:
• Clinical research
• Health systems & indirect impacts of COVID-19
• Transmission
• One Health

Registration details and full programme to follow.
Ahead of the “COVID-19 Research in Low- a





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DNDi Webinar: Operational experience for COVID-19 vaccine trials: Lessons from the field, 17 March 2021
12 March 2021

With over 80 COVID-19 vaccine candidates now in phase 1, 2 or 3 clinical trials, social, ethical and political questions continue to emerge. Whilst vaccine trials adhere to bioethics, their everyday ethics are negotiated in the field by frontline workers engaging with communities in specific local contexts. This is especially so when research elicits local concerns that are expressed through rumours, gossip, conspiracy theories and alternative explanatory models. Building good relations between

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Virology Education: Optimal Use of HIV Diagnostics in Africa
12 March 2021

Module Overview
Director of the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. John Nkengasong, brings to you top-level insights and remarkable achievements that have been accomplished in HIV medicine on the African continent. The substantial scale-up of HIV testing services has contributed to tremendous progress in the fight against HIV. However, despite this, approx. 20% of people with HIV remain unaware of their status. To reduce this gap in diagnosis, increases in the efficiency

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EDCTP and Africa CDC partner to train 150 highly skilled epidemiologists and biostatisticians in Africa
05 March 2021

On 10 April 2020, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched a 5 million EUR call for proposals. The call aims to establish an African cohort of epidemiologists by supporting institutions in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe that develop such cadres through Master’s degree training in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Africa faces many challenges with its public health response to out

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Webinar: EDCTP COVID-19 Emergency Funding Mechanism - Collaborative clinical research studies in Sub-Saharan Africa, 18-19 March 2021
05 March 2021

EDCTP activated its Emergency Funding Mechanism in April 2020 to support collaborative clinical research studies in sub-Saharan Africa to manage and/or prevent the spread of the current COVID-19 outbreak. Twenty-six projects have been supported in 22 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. One year on from the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, many research questions have been answered, many others are still under investigation and new questions are emerging.

Speakers & Part

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Keystone Symposia: Malaria in the Era of COVID-19, 16-17 March 2021
25 February 2021

How can we tackle the global threat of COVID-19 without neglecting the fight against malaria? This Keystone e-Symposium will shed light on how to effectively combat the dual challenges of a malaria-endemic world, along-side new complications posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must tackle these global health challenges together, as a united community, so as not to lose ground against either of these formidable diseases.

Presenters will share recent progress and innovation in malaria research,

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WSPID Webinar: The changing epidemiology of respiratory viral infections in the COVID-19 pandemic, 2 March 2021
23 February 2021

Join us for presentations and a Q&A on the changing epidemiology of respiratory viral infections in the COVID-19 pandemic, with special guest Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty (Australia).
Programme:

Is SARS-COV-2 really a respiratory infection in children? - Helena Rabie & Andrew Redfern (South Africa)
Where have all the other respiratory viruses gone? - Sheena Sullivan (Australia)
What have we learned about RSV epidemiology and prevention? - Juan-Pablo Torres (Chile)

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REVISED ICASA 2021 Key Dates, 6-11 December 2021
17 February 2021

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the custodian and organizer of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) would like to inform beloved delegates and distinguished key stakeholders that ICASA 2021 will be organized either virtual, in-person or hybrid and all adequate dispositions is being taken to give opportunity once again, to our continent to address challenges to end HIV and strengthen our health system in the era where access to COVID-19 Vaccine is our priority.

The

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EDCTP Knowledge Hub Webinar - Protocol Development - 25 February 12.30-14.00 CET
15 February 2021

Following the successful webinar on data management and data sharing, EDCTP and TGHN invite you to join in a new live webinar focusing on the tools and guidance available in the Protocol Development Toolkit on the EDCTP Knowledge Hub, to support the development of high-quality health research protocols. This webinar will take place on 25 February from 12.30-14.00 CET.
We encourage all EDCTP grantees to join us for this webinar, which is an open event and will be particularly relevant to researc

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11th IAS Conference on HIV Science. 18-21 July 2021
12 February 2021

Registration for IAS 2021 – the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science – is now open. Register today and join thousands of HIV professionals at the world’s most influential virtual meeting on HIV research from 18-21 July 2021.

Early registration closes 31 March 2021https://ias2021.org/registration/

Bring your science to IAS 2021 to present your new ideas, concepts and research on a global virtual platform. Abstracts will be accepted until 15 February 2021 https://www.ias2021.org/abstr

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Global Forum on TB Vaccines, 20-22 April 2021
08 February 2021

The Global Forum on TB Vaccines is the world’s largest gathering of stakeholders striving to develop new vaccines to prevent TB. It provides an important and unique opportunity to review the state of the field, share the latest research findings, and identify new and innovative approaches to TB vaccine R&D, with the end goal of developing and deploying new TB vaccines as quickly as possible. The Global Forum program addresses the full spectrum of issues relevant to TB vaccine research and

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COVID-19 Clinical Forum, 19 January, 23 February, 23 March, 20 April 2021
25 January 2021

What happens when two pandemics run into each other? And what should you consider when treating COVID-19 in people living with HIV? Find the answers to these questions and more in tomorrow's COVID-19 Clinical Forum webinar. This webinar is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®). More information is available below.
Join us tomorrow if you are interested to hear what emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants mean in the light of virus transmission and va
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COVID-19 Vaccine Development & Implementation Workshop, 16-17 February 2021
25 January 2021

The remarkably rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine has fueled enthusiasm about ending the pandemic. Yet, many questions remain elusive. Keep pace with this evolving area and join the COVID-19 Vaccine Development & Implementation Workshop 2021 from 16 - 17 February. You will hear about the current understanding of vaccine-provided protection, how emerging variants should be monitored, and which approach to take in order to get the maximum public health benefit out of the current vaccina

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African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence (ARISE) Pilot Programme launched 8 December 2020
11 December 2020

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the role of science, technology and innovation is unprecedentedly and explicitly recognised as a vital driver of sustainability. The EU and the African Union equally recognise that a sustainable transition to knowledge-based economies needs to rely on science, research and innovation as cornerstones of their strategies.
In light of this, Friends of Europe is delighted to support, the EU and the African Union in the launch of th

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SADC E8 Inaugural Research Webinar - Malaria importation and the need for improved surveillance in E8 region, 8 December 2020
07 December 2020

The Southern Africa Development Community Malaria Elimination Eight Initiative (SADC E8) is a regional collaboration established by SADC Ministers of Health in 2009. The E8 mandate is to coordinate and execute a regional malaria elimination strategy aimed at achieving the historic goal of eliminating malaria in southern Africa.
Due to the high degree of interconnectedness within the region, countries that have reduced malaria to low levels face the challenge of persistent importation of parasit

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WSPID Webinar: COVID-19 vaccines coming to light
03 December 2020

Researchers worldwide are working around the clock to find a vaccine against COVID-19. With several promising candidates on the horizon, plans for the distribution and use of the vaccines must be considered. Join WSPID for 2 presentations and a Q&A on the different COVID-19 vaccine platforms and an overview of current vaccine rollout plans.

The session includes talks by Walter Orenstein, Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center and former Director of the US Immunization Program and

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TDR and WHO launch a research toolkit for digital technologies and TB
23 November 2020

TDR, in partnership with the WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme (GTB), has developed an interactive web-based toolkit that supports national TB programmes and other partners to conduct implementation research designed to evaluate digital technologies for TB care. This is being launched today at a workshop taking place in Beijing, China.

“The WHO Global TB Programme and TDR are helping countries to collect evidence on innovative digital technologies to improve TB prevention and care,” said

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Long COVID Research Forum, 9-10 December 2020
19 November 2020

Currently very little is known about the clinical, biological, psychological and socioenvironmental impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). While most people have uncomplicated recoveries, some continue to live with prolonged illness and symptoms. The most common of these are fatigue, breathing difficulties, joint pain and chest pain. In those whose symptoms persist, COVID-19 has been associated with a worsened quality of life for almost half of them. These on-going difficulties affe

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INGSA 2021 Knowledge Associate Grant Program - Evidence to policy pathways in the COVID-19 Pandemic
17 November 2020


INGSA is excited to announce an opportunity for researchers and policy-professionals in Low and Middle Income countries, who would like to undertake projects looking at how evidence was used in the COVID-19 response.

INGSA is providing six x €8000 grants for deep-dive case studies on evidence-to-policy pathways at a local, national or regional level.

Grants will be awarded to both science researchers as well as policy professionals so we encourage everyone to apply.

This is a quick turn

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HIV & ADOLESCENCE - November 2020
13 November 2020

The International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence 2020 is taking place as a series of virtual sessions during the month of November with the aim to share experiences, knowledge and best practices on optimizing the care of adolescents living with HIV across the spectrum of health and developmental needs.

Each week during the HIV and Adolescence Month, the Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative will provide highlights from the workshop in partnership between UNICEF and Virology Education. T

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Africa CDC Webinar for Clinical Care of COVID-19 - 29 October 2020
28 October 2020

The Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development has developed a Clinical Community of Practice to help African physicians and other clinical providers diagnose and treat patients with the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), and debate challenging clinical issues.

Date: 29 October 2020

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EAT (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) 1:00-2:00 PM CAT (Johannesburg, South Africa) 12:00-1:00 PM WAT (Lagos, Nigeria) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM GMT (Bamako, Mali)

Register - http://bit.ly/COVID19_Webinar_

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EDCTP Prizes 2020 - 1 week to go!
23 October 2020

EDCTP invites nominations for its 2020 Prizes. Do you know an excellent world class scientist or research team in sub-Saharan Africa, working in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme? Nominate them for one of the prices below.

Nominations must be submitted on the appropriate form (see below) via prizes@edctp.org by Thursday 29 October 2020 at 17:00 CET.
The biennial EDCTP Prizes recognise outstanding individuals and research teams from Africa and Europe who have made significant achievements i

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2020 Call for Nominations for the African Academy of Sciences Fellowship now open!
09 October 2020

We are pleased to inform you that the 2020 Call for Nominations for the African Academy of Sciences Fellowship is now open!

Nominations are submitted by current AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows but individuals who are interested i in becoming Fellows of AAS may themselves approach an AAS Fellow to nominate them. Profiles of Fellows of The AAS are available on our website and once you identify a Fellow/Associate Fellow, you may contact the secretariat to put you in touch with Fellows who can

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Virtual Launch: Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative Monday 12 October | 5:00 - 7:00 PM East Africa Time
09 October 2020

The Pathogen Genomic Initiative is a US$100+ million partnership between Africa CDC and several private and non-profit organizations to facilitate the generation and use of essential next-generation sequencing information to improve public health response to COVID-19 and other disease threats, including endemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and cholera in Africa. The initiative is an integral part of the Institute for Pathogen Genomics, launched by Africa CDC in 2019, to streng

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KEYSTONE Symposia: Abstract due Oct. 29th for Tuberculosis: Science Aimed at Ending the Epidemic
07 October 2020

Join us December 2nd to discuss innovative research findings, methods and therapeutics at our virtual eSymposia, "Tuberculosis: Science Aimed at Ending the Epidemic!"
For those who are vital to this conversation, but are unable to afford it we are also offering free scholarship opportunities to scientists and researchers across multiple demographics from low- to middle-income countries and academic stage!

Program Highlights:
Explore advances from early discovery through translation and real-

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EUROPEAN MEETING ON HIV & HEPATITIS 2020, 28-30 October 2020
05 October 2020

Responding to the changing COVID-19 situation throughout Europe, the Organizing Committee of the European Meeting on HIV & Hepatitis 2020 has reached the difficult decision to transform this year's event into a completely virtual meeting. In this way, the program will be delivered safely and conveniently. The dates remain the same, 28-30 October 2020.

We are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about your participation at the European Meeting on HIV & Hepatit


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EUROPEAN HIV CLINICAL FORUM 2020: OPTIMIZING TREATMENT, 27 October 2020
05 October 2020

The European HIV Clinical Forum 2020 provides an independent scientific program involving the world’s leading experts and is specifically designed for the European HIV healthcare professionals with the focus on optimizing treatment for their patients. The meeting is scheduled prior to the 18th European meeting on HIV & Hepatitis in Paris, France, which will allow healthcare professionals to combine both meetings in one trip thus limiting travel time and the number of days aw

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Institut Pasteur Massive On-line Open Courses - Clinical trials in infectious and tropical diseases
02 October 2020

We are broadcasting Massive On-line Open Courses (MOOCs) related to infectious diseases on a public and free on-line Platform (MOOCS are available in English and French). We publish around 8-10 MOOCs per year on different issues which shall be of particular interest to learners in Africa. All MOOCs are open for free, but it is also possible to take an on-line exam to obtain a certificate, with fees. Learners who obtain a certificate to 5 MOOCs are awarded with the On-line Diploma of In

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Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop – December 2020 / January 2021
30 September 2020

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is calling for applications from active, emerging health-researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in its sixth Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop. This fully on-line programme for up to 6 participants will be held over eight 3-hour sessions during the weeks of 14 December 2020 and 4 January 2021.

Workshop aim: The Workshop aim is to enable talented early-career health- and health-related researchers to build skills to develop their own resea

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EDCTP Prizes 2020 closing soon!
18 September 2020

EDCTP invites nominations for its 2020 Prizes. Do you know an excellent world class scientist or research team in sub-Saharan Africa, working in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme? Nominate them for one of the prices below.

Nominations must be submitted on the appropriate form (see below) via prizes@edctp.org by Thursday 29 October 2020 at 17:00 CET.

The biennial EDCTP Prizes recognise outstanding individuals and research teams from Africa and Europe who have made significant achievements in t



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Wellcome Trust Research Update - September 2020
17 September 2020

Please take note below of Wellcome Trust’s (UK) webinar on tips for applying to their International Masters, Training and Intermediate Fellowships. The next due dates for applications are:

  • International Training Fellowships - 5 November 2020 - https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/international-training-fellowships
  • International Intermediate Fellowships - 5 November 2020 - https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/international-intermediate-fellowships
  • Internati
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EDCTP Fellows in the times of COVID-19
11 August 2020

Our EDCTP Fellows have been very active across the continent in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries around the world have been in varying degrees of lockdown and have relied heavily on advice from medical specialists, epidemiologists and researchers to guide their response. Please read our EDCTP monthly updates as we showcase the work of our Fellows each month https://www.edctp.org/web/app/uploads/2020/08/EDCTP-Update-July-2020.pdf 

Bourema Kouriba - COVID-19 diagnosis in

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Virtual Conference: Africa's Leadership Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access, 24-25 June2020
23 June 2020

Recognizing the urgent need for collaboration, cooperation, and coordination to ensure that Africa plays a leadership role in the development and access to potential vaccines, this two-day virtual conference, under the leadership of H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), will bring together healthcare professionals, researchers, public health experts, policy makers, media, civil society, community and religious leaders, and industries to explore this topic a

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Call for nominations for experts to serve on a Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization Working Group on COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination
29 April 2020

A call for nominations for experts to serve on a Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization Working Group on COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination has been posted on the SAGE website: https://www.who.int/immunization/policy/sage/en/

This SAGE working group will be set up with the aim of establishing an independent process through SAGE to advise WHO and its Member States on the use of initially pre-licensed vaccines, followed by updates as additional information on product use become

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KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA: Malaria Endgame - Virtual ePanel
21 April 2020

The Malaria Endgame

Panelists: Gordon Awandare | Lemu Golassa |Lilian M Ang'ang'o | Fitsum G Tadesse

Covering the current state of the field, and future directions and challenges in the fight to eliminate malaria from endemic countries, this ePanel will highlight various aspects of disease prevention, treatment and control, including:

  • current state of vaccines
  • impact of co-infections in Africa
  • genetically modified mosquitos-benefits, risks and community engagement ch
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Cochrane Libraries Free Access to COVID evidence
07 April 2020

Cochrane has opened a free access registry of scientific studies in combating COVID-19 in an attempt to provide the world with quick analyses and understanding of evidence emerging from the war against the virus. These resources are important to us, our researchers and clinical carers. Here are some of the helpful links:

https://www.cochrane.org/news/cochrane-launches-new-study-register-support-rapid-evidence-synthesis-global-challenge-combat

https://covid-19.cochrane.org/

https://community.coch

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COVID-19 Online Educational Program | One Day to Go
06 April 2020

Only one day to go until the first livestream of the COVID-19 Online Educational Program. Register for free today and do not miss your chance to hear from the experts at the frontline of this pandemic.
If you have already registered, details on how to join the livestream will be sent to you approximately 24 hours before the scheduled start time.
WEBCAST SCHEDULE

Tuesday, 7 April
20:00 CEST / 14:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT*

Wednesday, 8 April
20:00 EDT / 17:00 PDT*

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Reliable updates on the ongoing COVID-19 Outbreak
12 March 2020

You can find thre reliable sources of information regarding the COVID-19 outbreake below:

 

The WHO dashboard - provides and up to date situational analysis, updated daily.

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd

 

The LitCovid hub – a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about COVID-19. This site is the most comprehensive resource on the pandemic, giving access to research articles in PubMed categ

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Abstracts Submission Open: The 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health - ADVANCING PREVENTION - 21-24 October 2020, Seville, Spain
05 March 2020

The 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health is now accepting submissions to the conference programme. We welcome submissions on issues including tuberculosis (TB) and TB co-infections, tobacco control, lung health and air pollution, as well as civil society initiatives, community engagement, human rights and other related topics. 

The Union World Conference, taking place in Seville, Spain, from 21 - 24 October 2020, will focus conversations around the theme of ‘Advancing Pr...read more

Bioinformatics training at UVRI Entebbe, Uganda 6-8th April 2020
20 February 2020

The UMIC in collaboration with the EACCR2 are set to conduct a 3-day Bioinformatics training at UVRI from 6th to 8th April 2020.

This workshop will offer participants the possibility of gaining hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl genome browser but also provides them with the necessary background information.
Other sister projects at www.ensemblgenomes.org can also be covered if participants are working with bacteria, plants, fungi, protists or (invertebrate) metazoa.

Some of th

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Nominations are now open for Union Awards 2020
18 February 2020

Nominations are now being received for The Union Awards, to be presented at the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health in Seville, Spain.

More details about each of the awards can be found on The Union website by clicking on the links below or on the nominations page.

Nominations are now open for the following prizes:

  • The Union Young Investigator Prize: Acknowledges a researcher for work in lung health published in the past five years, when aged 35 years or younger
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EDCTP Year End Message 2019
23 December 2019

You are invited to read our 2019 end of year message below which offers you a brief summary of EDCTP's achievements to date.

Since 2014, EDCTP invested more than €600 million of funding in European-African research & development partnerships engaged in developing new and improved interventions for the poverty-related infectious diseases affecting sub-Saharan Africa.

We wish you all a happy festive season, restful holidays, and a healthy and successful 2020!

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Dr Nicaise Ndembi appointed as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Public Health in Africa
23 December 2019

Congratulations to Dr Nicaise Ndembi on his recent appointment as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health in Africa!

The Journal of Public Health in Africa is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality original articles, reviews, comments and opinions on public health and related issues in Africa. In 2018, Africa CDC signed an agreement with the publisher, Page Press, to make the journal its official journal. While Page Press continues to take responsibilit

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Abstract Submission now open for INTEREST 2020 - Windhoek, Namibia
20 December 2019

The 14th INTEREST Conference will be held in Windhoek, Namibia from 5 - 8 May 2020.

Six weeks left to submit your abstract for INTEREST 2020 and become part of the programme (Deadline 31 Jaunary 2020). 

Abstracts accepted for oral or mini-oral presentation will be eligible for travel and accommodation support.
All delegates with accepted abstracts will receive free registration (access to all sessions, meeting materials, lunch, and tea/coffee breaks).

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2nd Regional West Africa Immunology Course
27 November 2019

The EDCTP Alumni Network HIV Working group was represented by Dr Michael Owusu (CDF1033) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology at the recently held second Regional West Africa Immunology Course.

Sophia Osawe, MPH, AIMLS, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria was also supported to attend.

The training took place in Ouidah, 45 km from Cotonou from the 3rd to 9th November 2019. Faculty from Germany, Canada, Benin and South Africa were part of the trainers from different exper

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PhD student Kennedy Michael Ngowi supervised by Dr Marion Sumari-de Boer (CDF972 - The REMIND Study) wins best Abstract @ ICASA 2019 - Congratulations!
27 November 2019

PhD student Kennedy Michael Ngowi supervised by Dr Marion Sumari-de Boer (CDF972) wins best Abstract @ ICASA 2019 - Congratulations!

Track B: Clinical Science, Treatment and Care

Abstract Title: Real Time Medication Monitoring improves virological outcome among People Living with HIV on Antiretroviral Treatment in Moshi, Tanzania

For more details view http://www.icasa2019rwanda.org/abstracts/best-abstract-awards.html