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Best Practices, Lessons Learned and Future Directions conference
7 - 9 May 2003, nairobi, kenya

The Training in Africa: Best Practices, Lessons Learned and Future Directions conference information is now available online. On the website you can: Read about the conference; Register for the conference and sign up for workshops; Find information about hotel registration; Link to the hotel's website; See the conference agenda; Print out the conference brochure.

Further details: /newsletter/id/29566
Call for Applications: Gender, Mental Health and Addictions
Research Net

CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) and the Institute of Neurosciences Mental and Addictions (INMHA) are committed to improving mental health, a priority, according to leading national and international experts and policy-makers, for Canadians and the international community. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to address this major gap in knowledge through the launch of CIHR Centres for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Addictions. This initiative will provide interdisciplinary teams of researchers and their stakeholders with core infrastructure support to develop integrated programs of research and knowledge translation that examine the influence of gender and sex on mental health and on policies and programs that affect mental health, and design and test new interventions.

Health Policy Action Fund (HPAF) - Call for Proposals
Closing date 28 February 2012.

The Health Policy Action Fund (HPAF) invites Civil Society Organisations from 30 IHP+ countries to submit proposals for funding of health policy work at national level. The grants will fund work over an 18-month period starting in April 2012, and have a maximum of US$ 30,000 per grantee. Interested applicants are requested to visit the HPAF website at for the detailed Criteria for Selection and the proposal application forms. The HPAF aims to support southern civil society organizations, networks and coalitions to become more effectively engaged in national health policy processes. Supported by the grants, recipients engage in health policy and implementation monitoring and analysis, policy dialogue with key national health stakeholders, and hold governments and aid donors accountable to work towards achieving universal and equitable access to health care and the health-related Millennium Development Goals.

ICASA 2017: 19th International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa
4-9 December 2017, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The 2017 ICASA conference theme “Africa: Ending AIDS-delivering differently” engages the continent and its stakeholders in the post SDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible unless human rights are made a key priority with the application of science based evidence, particularly as commitments are threatened as a result of the global economic downturn. The organisers are anticipating 7 000 -10 000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, PLHIV, government leaders and heads of state and civil society representatives as an opportunity to promote inter-sectoral achievements in the AIDS response and to strengthen the partnership among governments, civil society, and development partners.

ICTs and continuing education for rural health

In April 2003, IICD (International Institute for Communication and Development), Cordaid and CEDHA (Centre for Educational Development in Health Arusha) jointly organised a conference to explore ways in which ICTs (information and communication technologies) can be used to develop and deliver continuing medical education to rural healthcare workers in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The overall aim of the meeting was to identify concrete strategies and approaches where ICTs can be used to develop and deliver continuing medical education to healthcare workers in rural areas.

Further details: /newsletter/id/29975
International Fellowship funded by the Urban Studies Foundation
Deadline for Applications: 15 May 2018

The ACADEMY project is designed to provide resources and opportunities for student and staff mobility from four regions of Africa, offering support for Masters, Doctoral and short research, teaching and administrative visits between the consortium partners. Applications are particularly invited from female candidates and disadvantaged groups. Applicants should be nationals and residents of eligible African countries, have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of courses in the host country and fulfil the criteria of one of the target groups. Target Group 1 is for those students who are registered in one of partner universities and staff must be working in one of the five partner universities. Target Group 2, students must be registered in any African Higher Education Institution and those who have graduated from any African Higher Education Institution. Students having previously benefitted from a scholarship under the Intra-ACP or the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Schemes are not eligible.

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20)
20-22 June 2012: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Also referred to as the Earth Summit or Rio+20 due to the initial conference held in Rio in 1992, the objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. The Summit will also focus on two specific themes: a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.

"Drop the Malaria Tax" campaign launched

Two years ago, African leaders pledged to drop import taxes on treated mosquito nets in an attempt to reduce the continents' enormous malaria epidemic. On the second anniversary of their meeting, fewer than half have kept that promise. In a declaration made in Abuja, Nigeria on 25 April 2000, Africa's leaders pledged to reduce the cost of protecting mothers and their children from mosquitoes. Of the one million people who die from malaria in Africa each year; the majority are children and pregnant women. According to the Massive Effort, a global initiative that is mobilizing society to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, 26 countries still have not removed taxes and tariffs on treated mosquito nets. Responding to this lack of political commitment, the Massive Effort is waging a "Drop the Malaria Tax" campaign.

Further details: /newsletter/id/29355
10th Public Health Association of South Africa
Polokwane, South Africa, 3-6 September 2014

The 10th anniversary of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) conference will be celebrated with the hosting of the conference in Polokwane (Limpopo) from 3 to 6 September 2014.The theme for the 2014 conference is ‘Dignity, rights and quality: towards a health care revolution’. An invitation is extended to all our members, stake holders, policy makers, public health academics and students, health professionals, health service managers and individuals from non-governmental and community-based health organisations.

10th Public Health Association of South Africa
Polokwane, South Africa, 3-6 September 2014

The 10th anniversary of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) conference will be celebrated with the hosting of the conference in Polokwane (Limpopo) from 3 to 6 September 2014. The workshops will take place on the 3rd, the actual conference on the 4th and 5th, and the student symposium on the 6th of September.