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

Fri, Jun 11, 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 highly topical issue with learnings from the HIV pandemic.

The programme presents four perspectives from world-leading experts with expertise in both HIV and COVID-19. We are privileged to have the current head of the International AIDS Society examine ethical issues and a wide range of perspectives from Prof. Gray (South Africa), Dr. Ward (France), Prof. Kamarulzaman (Malaysia) and Dr. Bonner (United States).

The 2nd webinar on "Vaccines and Vulnerabilities - HIV COVID and Back" is set to take place on Thursday, 1 July 2021 at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST. Complimentary registration is provided by AIDSImpact

The African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence - 2018 Edition

Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Nominations for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence are now open!

Please visit for the Rules of Procedure and Nomination forms in English and in French.

The deadline for submission of applications is 10th of November 2018 at 17:00 hours Addis Ababa time.


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

Thu, Oct 6, 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 strengthening through implementation research 

2. Addressing complex public health issues through implementation research 

3. Implementation research for One Health and emerging diseases. 

For more information and to apply visit: Grants and other funding activities

Deadline for submissions: 26 October 2022

WHO Africa Innovation Challenge- A Call for New Solutions to Improve Health Outcomes in Africa

Tue, Nov 13, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge calling for health innovations with the potential for having significant social impact and addressing the unmet health needs on the continent.

L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) dans la région africaine a lancé le premier Défi pour l'innovation en Afrique de l'OMS, qui demande des innovations en termes de santé susceptibles d'avoir un impact social important et de répondre aux besoins de santé non satisfaits sur le continent.

O Escritório Regional da Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) lançou o primeiro Desafio de Inovação para a África da OMS que apela à apresentação de inovações em matéria de saúde com potencial para terem um impacto social significativo e responderem às necessidades de saúde não satisfeitas no continente.

The deadline for submission of entries is Monday, 10 December at midnight (GMT+1).