EDCTP Alumni Network

Fostering excellence and collaboration in the next generation of researchers

DSI-NRF Centre for Excellence in Human Development: apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship (submission deadline: 10 January 2024)
05 December 2023

The DSI-NRF Centre for Excellence in Human Development seeks to appoint several full-time postdoctoral researchers. This programme fellowship aims to develop postdocs to senior researcher level within 2 years. All fellowships will involve mentoring, academic writing, project planning/implementation, data analyses and career strategy formulation. The successful candidates will work closely with Professor Shane Norris and Dr Khuthala Mabetha as programme mentors.

Fellowship details

South African na

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Call for applications: Networks of research excellence in epidemic and pandemic sciences across Africa
20 November 2023

The Science for Africa Foundation, in partnership with the Pandemic Sciences Institute at the University of Oxford and the Mastercard Foundation, is releasing a call to establish networks of research excellence in epidemic and pandemic sciences across Africa. Funds are offered for up to six years for or the Epidemic Science Leadership and Innovation Networks (EPSILONs), which aim to nurture and promote world-class epidemic and pandemic sciences research and innovation in Africa.  

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Workshop series UK + South Africa, March + April 2024 to further integrate international genomics research and the breadth of disciplines, perspectives and practices focused on the Ethical, Legal and Social (ELS) contexts of genomics.
01 November 2023

This workshop series aims to:

  • explore the wider landscape
  • address barriers to deeper integration and opportunities for new networks and ways of working, sharing innovative approaches, and field-opening
  • develop next steps for guidance and recommendations for Wellcome and others.

Online co-development session:

  • Week commencing 22 January 2024 (exact date TBC)

London in-person workshop:

Please note that this workshop takes pl

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Call for Applications: Pushing the Boundaries of Research Software Engineering
28 October 2023

Call for Applications: Pushing the Boundaries of Research Software Engineering (codeforsociety.org)

Applications must be submitted here by November 27, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Pacific)

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Call for Applications: Pushing the Boundaries of Research Software Engineering
28 October 2023

We are excited to announce a new call for applications for the CS&S Event Fund. Over the last three years, we have established engaged community-led governance of the fund and transparently awarded over $525,000 USD to three cohorts of grantees representing 37 organizing teams hailing from 27 countries across six continents.

For this cohort of the Event Fund we are seeking to support Black Research Software Engineers (RSEs) looking to bring change to the spaces and places where they are. We r

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Call for stakeholders from East and Central Africa to consult on AI and Data Science policy Gaps in Global Health
23 August 2023

 SFA Foundation is seeking to build an understanding of the gaps in national, regional, and continental policies for the development, application, and governance of Artificial intelligence (AI) and Data Science in global health across the continent. Emphasis being placed on but not limited to policies for data science and AI applications for Genomics, Epidemics and Pandemics, Clinical Trials, and Drug Development.
The SFA Foundation will convene key stakeholders to dialogue an

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Call for consultation: WHO public consultation on best practices for clinical trials (deadline 15 September 2023)
17 August 2023

In May 2022, the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on Strengthening clinical trials to provide high-quality evidence on health interventions and to improve research quality and coordination, in which one action requested of the Director-General was to develop WHO guidance on best practices for clinical trials. WHO has launched a public consultation on draft guidance developed in line with this request.

For more information visit: https://www.who.int/news-roo

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International virology workshop
20 July 2023

The EDCTP-funded PERFECT study is organising a workshop on Management of HIV in the post-Covid-19 context and in the era of universal health coverage in Cameroon (Prise en charge du VIH en contexte Post-Covid-19 et à l'ère de la Couverture Santé Universelle au Cameroun.
When: Friday 21 July 2023 from 08:30-18:00
Join via Zoom: l1nq.com/QwwgO

WHO Call for Experts: Technical Advisory Group on Genomics (deadline for applications: 16 July 2023)
21 June 2023

WHO is seeking to establish a Technical Advisory Group on Genomics to Support and provide technical guidance on activities implemented by the WHO Secretariat to accelerate access to genomics technologies for global health, with a particular focus on human genomics. This call builds on WHO’s enduring efforts in the field of Genomics and follows the publication of the Report “Accelerating access to genomics for global health: promotion, implementation, collaboration, and ethical,

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Working Group on New TB Vaccines - Early Career Researcher Discussion Session (29 June)
21 June 2023

The Stop TB Working Group on New TB Vaccines - WGNV Early Career Researcher Network will hold its next virtual discussion session on 29 June. As part of its series on career paths for early career researchers, Dr. Eileen Foy (Vir Biotechnology) will talk with participants about how her experience working in biotech and career path opportunities in the private sector. The session will take place at 6am PDT / 9am EDT / 3pm CEST and SAST / 6:30pm IST. 

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Early Bird registration for the Eleventh EDCTP Forum is now open!
15 June 2023

Registration for the Eleventh EDCTP Forum is now open for in-person or virtual participation, with and Early bird deadline of 14 July 2023. Please visit the registration page for more information and the registration form: https://edctpforum.eventsair.com/edctp-forum-2023/forum-registration

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Virtual Workshop: Recognition and Control of Mtb Infected Cells: From Basics to the Clinic | 13 – 14June 2023
30 May 2023

The Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New TB Vaccines (WGNV) and the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)are co-hosting a workshop on the topic of Recognition and Control of Mtb Infected Cells: From Basics to the Clinic. This workshop is intended to address the need for correlates and to identify platforms that measure recognition or control of the infected cell - especially in humans - as identified in the EDCTP/AIGHD Global Roadmap for Research and Developmen

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SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowships | Deadline for applications: 16 June 2023
30 May 2023

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) are inviting applications for their joint Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program. The purpose of this programme is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from under-resourced countries through multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training at a select biomedical institution in Zurich, Switzerland. The one-year SSI/ISID Fellowship programme is open to app

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Ethical Review of Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs): Tools, Resources & Best Practices.
29 May 2023

The MRCT Center and Medable convened a multi-stakeholder task force to address ethical and regulatory opportunities and challenges related to Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs). Join them on June 20, from 10 - 11 AM ET, for a joint webinar entitled, "Ethical Review of Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs): Tools, Resources & Best Practices."  

During the webinar, Barbara Bierer (MRCT Center), Pam Tenaerts (Medable) and Leanne Madre (Medable) will present a framework, recommendati

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Resource: A blueprint for strengthening pharmacovigilance systems in resource-limited countries
17 May 2023

Many national regulatory agencies in sub-Saharan Africa, which have responsibility for drug safety, lack the expertise, critical mass and infrastructure to monitor drug safety effectively during clinical trials and after licensing. The PhArmacoVIgilance Africa (PAVIA) project, implemented during the period 2018-2022 in Eswatini, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, set out to strengthen pharmacovigilance in the African context. PAVIA incorporated the lessons and best practices from the project

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Call for applications: Michelson Prizes Next Generation Grants | Deadline: 11 June 2023
11 May 2023

Michelson Prizes Next Generation Grants are annual awards of $150,000, which support early-career investigators (35 years and under) who are working to significantly advance human immunology and vaccine and immunotherapy research for major global diseases. The research to be covered by the grant should aim at tackling the current roadblocks that exist in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and

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2023 International Society for Vaccines (ISV) Annual Congress, Lausanne, Switzerland --- 22-24 October 2023
02 May 2023

The upcoming International Society for Vaccines (ISV) Annual Congress will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center on October 22-24, 2023. The ISV Congress The 2023 ISV Annual Congress welcomes delegates from all over the world to present and discuss the latest insights in Vaccinology.

The SwissTech Convention Center is in the Lake Geneva region, in the western part of Switzerland, close to historical Lausanne. Lausanne is easily accessible by

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EDCTP 2023 Prizes: Call for nominations - deadline of 31 May 2023 at 17:00 CEST
24 April 2023

Every two years, EDCTP awards four prestigious international prizes to recognise outstanding individuals and research teams from Africa and Europe who have made significant achievements in their research field. A call for nominations with a deadline of 31 May 2023 at 17:00 CEST is open for the following prizes, which will be awarded at the Eleventh EDCTP Forum: 

Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize

The Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize, named after EDCTP’s first High Representative, is awarded

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12th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx) | Veyrier-du-Lac, France, 17-22 September 2023
17 April 2023

The 12th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx), co-organized by the Merieux Foundation and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will take place at Les Pensières Center for Global Health, in Annecy (France) from 17 to 22 September 2023. In line with the historical resolution on “strengthening diagnostic capacities” to be adopted at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2023, the 12th edition of ACDx will emphasise the importance of providing access to effective, fast, a

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Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) meeting | Montreux, Switzerland, 28-29 November 2023
17 April 2023

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) will hold a two-day meeting in Montreux, Switzerland on 28-29 November 2023 on the topic: “The ethics of health research priority setting”. The Forum prioritises the participation of colleagues from low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), and a call for applications is open with a deadline of 15 May 2023.

More information https://www.gfbr.global/news/gfbr-2023-call-for-applications-now-open/

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MRC Clinical Trials Unit LMIC bursaries for online MSc courses | Deadline: 17 April 2023
03 April 2023

The MRC Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) offers an online MSc course in Clinical Trials and an online MSc course in Statistics for Clinical Trials. The online MSc in Clinical Trials provides an excellent grounding in the management and design of clinical trials, and will enhance the knowledge and understanding of those already working in the field. The online MSc in Statistics for Clinical trials will develop your knowledge and know-how of statistics in clinical trials. This training is rel

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!! Call for scientific symposia !! Eleventh EDCTP Forum | Paris, France | 7-10 November 2023 (deadline: 17 May 2023)
03 April 2023

The EDCTP Forum Programme Committee invites applications for scientific symposia to be held in person at the Eleventh EDCTP Forum.

Each symposium is 90 minutes in duration. The symposium format will include discussion and exchange of views with Forum delegates, aiming to advance science, policy and community engagement through the symposium.

The Programme Committee welcomes symposia on topics in the EDCTP remit, with relevance to the Forum theme ‘Partnering for Global Health Research Innovation

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REDSSA Open call for creative ideas to improve awareness of data science health research - deadline for submission: 30 April 2023.
29 March 2023

Large volumes of health-related data are collected from various sources we use every day, including computers, smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices. Anonymised health data are also collected by medical insurance companies in the private health sector and official public health databases to design treatment and prevention strategies to address various public health issues and benefit communities. However, there is a lack of awareness among the public that this data is being collected

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Stop TB Partnership WGNV Early Career Researcher Network virtual discussion session - 30 March 2023
24 March 2023

On Thursday 30 March, the Working Group on New TB Vaccines Early Career Researcher Network is organizing a virtual discussion session. Dr. Alan Sher (NIAID/NIH) will talk about how to start up and maintain a successful research group, including managing the complex diversity of trainees while balancing the requirements and expectations of being a group leader. The session will take place at 6am PDT / 9am EDT / 3pm CEST and SAST / 6:30pm IST.


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Wellcome Trust Wellcome Discovery Awards - deadline 11 April 2023
13 March 2023

  • Application deadline = 11 April 2023
  • Next application deadline = 25 July 2023
  • Level of funding = you should ask for the resources you need for your research programme (refer to the link for detail on allowable staff costs)
  • Duration of funding = usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines
  • Link = https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/discovery-awards  
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Wellcome Trust Wellcome Career Development Awards - deadline 4 April 2023
13 March 2023

  • Application deadline = 04 April 2023
  • Next application deadline = 27 July 2023
  • Level of funding = you should ask for your salary (if required) and the resources you need for your research programme
  • Duration of funding = usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines
  • Link = https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/career-development-awards  
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Wellcome Trust Wellcome Early-Career Awards - application deadline 18 May 2023
13 March 2023

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ICGEB South African Women in Biotechnology Programme SAWBP – Postdoctoral Fellowship – CALL OPEN (until 19 May 2023)
06 March 2023

The ICGEB-SAWBP Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme, in partnership with the  South African Department of Science and Innovation  and the National Research Foundation  will support South African women researchers holding a PhD degree, in Biotechnology or a related discipline, having outstanding ability, and who will perform hypothesis-driven research.

The SAWBP programme promotes the interaction and mobility of South African women Biotechnology r

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Global Health EDCTP3 2023 Info Day
03 March 2023

On 23rd March 2023 Global Health EDCTP3 will host its first 2023 Info day. The event will provide potential applicants with specific information on the Global Health EDCTP3 calls for proposals and funding opportunities under Work Programme 2023, as well as information on eligibility criteria and other relevant administrative matters. 

The event will also give further guidance to, in particular, research stakeholders based in Africa regarding participation in Global Health EDCTP3 proje

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TDR Clinical Research Leadership fellowship programme | Deadline: 15 March 2023
24 February 2023

A call for application is open for TDR’s newly launched Clinical Research Leadership (CRL) fellowship programme. This new fellowship programme will maximise the value of the clinical research skills obtained through the placement at a Training Partner Organisation (TPO) by focusing on research leadership, with fellows using their clinical research skills, in conjunction with competencies and capabilities to effectively communicate with, and support, members of a multidisciplinary team. T

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Visit from one of the well-known EDCTP Fellows to the Africa Office
22 February 2023

We appreciate your visit to the EDCTP Africa Office, Prof. Jean Nachega.
Prof. Nachega came to express his continued support for the EDCTP program and to encourage other scientists both within and outside of the alumni to collaborate in the south by submitting joint grant applications for the EDCTP and engaging in other cooperative activities.

14 February 2023

TCIS AFRICA is a converging point for Clinical Researchers, Medical Professionals, CROs, Pharmas, Regulatory Agencies and Academia to network, exchange achievements, milestones, and challenges, as well as establish strategic direction for clinical trial management in Africa. TCIS is hosting Africa's biggest and most anticipated clinical research summit of the year on 16 & 17 March 2023 in Kenya.

Find more information and the agenda  here

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ICGEB Cape Town seminar with Prof. Jennifer A. Thomson (OWSD) | 10 February 2023
08 February 2023

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is organising a series of initiatives for the UN Day of Women and Girls in Science. On 10 February 2023, ICGEB Cape Town group leader Lara Donaldson will be hosting a seminar by Prof. Jennifer A. Thomson, President of OWSD (Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World) from South Africa. OWSD is a programme unit of UNESCO aiming to unite eminent women scientists from the developing and developed world

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WHO NTD roadmap public consultation
26 January 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) prepared the document “Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021−2030” (“the road map”) through an extensive global consultation pursuant to decision EB146(9) of the Executive Board at its 146th session, which culminated in the endorsement of the document by the Seventy-third World Health Assembly in 2020. The road map sets global targets and milestones to prevent, control, e

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Webinar 24 January 2023 06:00 PM EAT - Implementation of Compliant Data Management at Clinical Trial Sites in Africa
20 December 2022

Clinical Data Management is one of the critical processes in the conduct of clinical trials. The process starts very early in the clinical trial and goes all the way to database closure and data archival. The importance of a compliant data management process could not be overemphasized since data quality denes success in clinical trials. Moreover, all good practices are meant to ensure credible data and the safety of participants. However, data management process is not getting the attenti...read more

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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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.


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.

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"


  • 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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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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