Jobs and Announcements

Vacancy: Technical officer, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research
Deadline: 14 April 2009

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization, is hiring a technical officer, P4, in the areas of pharmaceutical policy and use of evidence to inform policy making. Based in Geneva, the officer will lead a programme of work that engages research users to identify and build consensus around global research priorities in the access to medicines field; manage calls for proposals, administer and provide technical support to grants focused on synthesising and generating new knowledge on access to medicine issues; promote networking between research institutions working in the pharmaceutical policy field and help build capacity in the field through workshops and other interventions; monitor and support Alliance grants to country teams that aim to promote the use of evidence in policy making; and act as the point person for the Alliance on coordination with the EVIPNet (Evidence Informed Policy Networks).

Visiting Scholar in Feminist Perspectives on Globalization
2004-2005 Academic Year

The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's Studies at Carleton University and the Institute of Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa, with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are launching a four year project to allow scholars from the developing world, working in the field of “Gender and Development”, to spend a research term at their institutions. The “Visiting Scholar in Feminist Perspectives on Globalization” will contribute in facilitating the expansion of gender and development research at both universities, and also provide a unique opportunity for collaboration between feminist scholars in Canada and the developing world.

Further details: /newsletter/id/29993
We the Peoples 2005 Survey

"We invite your collaboration in the We the Peoples 2005 Survey. We the Peoples is an annual survey which analyses and reports on civil society activities, achievements and views regarding the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 2005 promises to be a year of opportunity. In September, a summit-session of the United Nations General Assembly will review progress since the Millennium Declaration of 2000. In July, the G-7 will meet in the UK. Around the world national coalitions are seeking to hold their governments to account for promises made. An international "Call to Action" Campaign is mobilizing civil society to press for accountability and significant progress on aid, debt cancellation and trade justice."

Week of Action on Trade Justice: April 16 – 23

Join NGOs across the U.S. for a week of education, mobilization and advocacy on a variety of trade justice issues. The week is timed to lead into an important WTO negotiating deadline as well as spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF where trade-related loans, grants, conditionalities and facilities will be discussed. For more information contact Jennifer Cruz at

Wellcome Photography Prize 2019
Deadline for entries: 17 December 2018

The Wellcome Trust invite photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. Wellcome are looking for entries that can captivate people with stories of science and medicine, and start conversations about some of the health challenges people face. The winner of each category will receive £1,250, with the overall winner receiving a prize of £15,000. Prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony in London on 3 July 2019. All the winning and shortlisted entries will go on show in a major public exhibition at Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, from 4-13 July 2019. If you’re a winner, Wellcome will also offer opportunities to take part in events to showcase your work to a range of audiences. The winning images receive extensive international media coverage each year. There are four categories in the competition: Social perspectives – explore how health and illness affect the way we live; Hidden worlds – reveal details hidden to the naked eye; Medicine in focus – show health and healthcare up close and personal; Outbreaks (2019 theme) – capture the impact of disease as it spreads.

Wellcome Trust seeks world class researchers to tackle most ambitious biomedical research questions
Wellcome Trust: January 2010

Researchers during the early stages of their independent research careers often find it hard to obtain grant support in competition with more established colleagues. This is paradoxical since there is evidence that researchers at the start of their independent careers are at their most creative. The Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards will be specifically targeted at this group of researchers; Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Awards will be reserved for fully-established independent researchers. Investigator Awards will be made available at two levels of experience and seniority: Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Awards. In addition to these new awards, the Trust will be introducing Enhancement Awards, which will be available to Wellcome Trust Investigators, Research Fellows and Strategic Award holders. These will provide flexible additional funding to support evolving research programmes and could, for example, support equipment, collaborations, and additional research costs.

WHO Call for Expressions of Interest: Monitoring and Evaluation

In order to contribute to improved global treatment preparedness in countries and communities, WHO has established the Preparing for Treatment Program (PTP), based in the Department of HIV/AIDS at WHO headquarters in Geneva. To the extent possible, resources available through the PTP will be provided to partner organizations that have expertise and are currently engaged in or have capacity to undertake treatment preparedness activities.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30753
WHO Call for papers on human resources
World Health Organisation (WHO)

WHO and the journals Education for Health and Human Resources for Health are now accepting papers for joint special issues addressing the critical need for a skilled, sustainable health workforce in the developing world. Submitted articles must fall under the broad theme: 'Towards a scaling-up of training and education for health workers'. Proposals for manuscripts are due by 31 July 2007 and final manuscripts are due by 30 October 2007.

WHO Health Leadership Service (HLS) opportunity

The World Health Organization is recruiting young health professionals to a two-year work and training programme, specifically aimed at strengthening the knowledge and skills essential for leadership roles in public health at all levels - international, national and local. The global effort to combat poverty, inequities, disease and epidemics calls for dynamic and capable leaders. These future leaders need to start their careers today, and they need continually to build their competences as their responsibilities increase.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30565
WHOs First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health
30 October – 1 November 2018, World Health Organisation, Geneva

The Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health is the first-ever global event to focus on both air pollution and health. As a contribution towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will feature a “Call for Urgent Action” where delegates will reach agreement on a target for 2030 to reduce the 7 million deaths caused by air pollution each year, Countries, urban mayors and civil society will be invited to make commitments to the global advocacy campaign to meet WHO Air Quality Guidelines and reduce climate emissions. The Conference will underline the links between air pollution and the global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and position the health sector to catalyse actions for health-wise policies on clean household energy, transport and waste.