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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.BreatheLife2030.org 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.
This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss different concepts and measures of fragility and vulnerability, to analyse causes and consequences of vulnerability, to consider appropriate policy options, and to identify future research directions. Conference topics will include: fragility concepts and measures; trade and financial shocks; weather and other environmental shocks; state failure and governance in fragile states; household vulnerability and fragile groups; poverty dynamics and economic insecurity; strategies for dealing with economic and social vulnerability; linking aid, debt relief, and fragility; and fragility and MDG implementation. Details of how to submit a paper for the conference can be found at the website listed above. The deadline for submissions is 16 March 2007. Final copies of accepted papers are required by 18 May 2007.
HIV/AIDS in the workplace constitutes an important research node for a wide range of disciples including business, economics, law, public health and the social sciences. This symposium will provide an opportunity for researchers in these fields to present and cross-fertilise their work. Within the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic it is important that research is orientated towards sustainable solutions. Papers orientated to understanding underlying problems and how they should be addressed, along with papers from ‘action researchers’ including managers and trade unionists are welcomed.
The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order to train women's human rights lawyers from Africa committed to returning home to their countries to advance the status of women and girls throughout their careers. The LAWA programme is inviting applications for July 2008- August 2009 LAWA Fellowship Program; the deadline for submissions is November 30, 2007.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics published a Report, ‘The ethics of research related to healthcare in developing countries’, in April 2002. A follow-up workshop will be held in February 2004 to explore developments in this area since the publication of the report. The workshop, co-hosted by the South African MRC and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, will bring together researchers who are actively involved in externally-sponsored research related to healthcare in developing countries, for three days in Cape Town. The focus of the workshop will be to discuss and debate ethical and regulatory issues raised by new and recently revised guidelines and to identify obstacles to their effective implementation.