Jobs and Announcements

World Aids Day: Hands Up Campaign
UNAIDS: Geneva, November 2016

The decline in new HIV infections among adults has stalled. The UNAIDS Prevention gap report shows that worldwide an estimated 1.9 million adults have become infected with HIV every year for at least the past five years and that the number of new HIV infections is rising in some regions. The report shows that HIV prevention efforts must be reinvigorated if the world is to stay on the Fast-Track to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. In the lead-up to World AIDS Day 2016, the hands up for #HIVprevention campaign will explore different aspects of HIV prevention and how they relate to specific groups of people, such as adolescent girls and young women, key populations and people living with HIV. Starting in September 2016, the campaign will offer people a space to express their views on what they think needs to be done to strengthen HIV prevention efforts. UNAIDS is asking people around the world to submit: A photograph of a word or short phrase written on the palm of their hand summarising what is needed to strengthen HIV prevention efforts, for example more condoms, empowerment, inclusion, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), rights for women and girls. People may also submit a short video message (maximum 30 seconds) explaining what in their view needs to be done to reduce new HIV infections in their community.

World Bank: Putting a price on health!

This campaign aims to promote a universal access to healthcare and to reassert the role of the Government as guarantor of the universal right to health. In order to do so we are asking the World Bank to :
· Cease promoting the privatization of health services and to redirect its financing towards public and supportive health system ;
· Stop supporting the utilization of user fees, which limit the access to health for the poorest populations ;
· Deliver its aid through grants instead of loans, so that financing access to health no longer adds to States' indebtness.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30239
World Conference on Children without Parental Care
World Initiative for Orphans

World Initiative for Orphans (WIO), a worldwide independent, non-profit human rights organisation for orphaned and abandoned children, organises the World Conference on Children without Parental Care from 21-24 May 2007 in The Hague/Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This international conference, meant for Government Decision-makers, relevant NGO's and Researchers, will provide an open forum for communication and will identify new approaches and model practical solutions. The four-day event will host up to 100 countries, represented by officials, NGOs and scientists. A wide range of distinguished speakers, children's advocates and experts in various fields will discuss the long needed reforms in Child Welfare Policies. This event will also be the official launch of the WIO World Council, the new and very unique practical partnership between UN-Governments, NGO's and the Academical world.

World Conference on Social Determinants of Health
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 19-21 October 2011

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening a global conference on 19-21 October, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to build support for the implementation of action on social determinants of health. The Brazilian Ministry of Health, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are working closely with WHO on preparing the event. The conference will bring together Member States and stakeholders to share experiences on policies and strategies aiming to reduce health inequities. The event will provide a global platform for dialogue on how the recommendations of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2008) could be taken forward. The key aim of the process is to draw lessons learnt and to catalyse coordinated global action in five key areas: governance to tackle the root causes of health inequities by implementing action on social determinants of health; the role of the health sector, including public health programmes, in reducing health inequities; promoting participation through community leadership for action on social determinants; global action on social determinants by aligning priorities and stakeholders; and monitoring progress in terms of measurement and analysis to inform policies on social determinants.

World Conference on Social Determinants of Health
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 19-21 October 2011

The aim of the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health is to bring Member States and other actors together to catalyze high level political support for national policies to address social determinants of health to reduce health inequities. Its specific objectives are to: strengthen political commitment by Member States to develop and implement national policies on social determinants of health to reduce health inequities; and share experiences, challenges and technical knowledge on addressing social determinants of health, taking into account the need for strengthening governance arrangements and learning from different contexts. The Conference will serve as a catalyst for the coordination of efforts by national governments, international agencies, academic institutions and civil society organisations in the fight against health inequities. Eight hundred participants are expected, including delegates from health and other sectors, civil society organisations, academics, the private sector and representatives from WHO and other UN and international agencies. Participation will be by invitation only. Participating Member States will be requested to approve the Rio Declaration that will express the global political commitment to implement action on the social determinants of health.

World Conference On Social Determinants Of Health
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: 19-21 October 2011

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening a global conference on 19-21 October, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to build support for the implementation of action on social determinants of health. The Brazilian Ministry of Health, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are working closely with WHO on preparing the event. The conference will bring together Member States and stakeholders to share experiences on policies and strategies aiming to reduce health inequities. The event will provide a global platform for dialogue on how the recommendations of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2008) could be taken forward. The key aim of the process is to draw lessons learnt and to catalyse coordinated global action in five key areas: governance to tackle the root causes of health inequities by implementing action on social determinants of health; the role of the health sector, including public health programmes, in reducing health inequities; promoting participation through community leadership for action on social determinants; global action on social determinants by aligning priorities and stakeholders; and monitoring progress in terms of measurement and analysis to inform policies on social determinants.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Call for Research Findings on Digital Health Interventions
Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2017

In response to a global need for evidence-based global recommendations on the use of digital health interventions available via mobile device, the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research in collaboration with other WHO departments has commenced the process of developing WHO Guidelines. As part of this process, over the coming months, a series of systematic reviews of research evidence have been commissioned on specific digital health topics. WHO is requesting from the global community any and all relevant primary studies that should be considered for inclusion in the systematic reviews. This is an opportunity to contribute to the literature that will be included in the systematic reviews that will be informing WHO Guidelines on Digital Health Interventions. The Guidelines will systematically consolidate evidence of effectiveness related to these digital health interventions, as well as review associated feasibility, costs, and risks, in order to formulate concrete recommendations to inform evidence-based investments and prioritisation. Studies can focus on issues related to effectiveness, equity, resource use acceptability, feasibility, or resource use/cost-effectiveness, and can be from any setting, can be both published or unpublished, can include both randomised and non-randomised studies and qualitative studies. The systematic review team will review all submitted papers and determine if they fulfil the inclusion criteria.

World Health Organisation call for papers: Violence against women as a health issue
Submissions may be made throughout 2011

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is inviting submissions of papers describing research that addresses violence against women. WHO is particularly interested in research with a strong intervention focus, including ways to get violence against women onto different policy agendas, lessons about how to address some of the challenges policy-makers face, and innovative approaches to prevention or service provision, including community-based programmes in both conflict- and crises-affected and more stable settings. Papers may address more neglected forms of violence against women or provide evidence on the costs and cost-effectiveness of intervention responses. Descriptive research that contributes to a better understanding of the global prevalence and costs of violence, or that provides evidence about the root causes of such violence, will also be considered.

World Health Organisation: Call for papers: Advancing knowledge and practice for using systems thinking for equitable health systems strengthening in LMICs
Deadline for submission: 22 April 2012

The overall goal of this call is the publication of a selection of papers to contribute to a new peer-reviewed journal on “systems thinking”. Please note that this call is not for proposals that simply seek to argue for the importance of systems thinking or make the case for why it matters - the call is strongly focused on enriching the knowledge base with practical guidance on relevant methods, tools and approaches to apply systems thinking for health systems in research and practice. The supplement will focus entirely on experiences in, or relevant to, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Proposals can address: health systems as a whole (as opposed to programmatic or intervention-specific focus) and/or applying the principles of systems thinking (such as complex adaptive systems,soft systems methodology, reflective practice etc.) to health systems. Discussions of interventions or policies with system-wide effects are welcome.

World Health Organization call for papers: Violence against women as a health issue
Submissions May Be Made Throughout 2011

The World Health Organization (WHO) is inviting submissions of papers describing research that addresses violence against women. WHO is particularly interested in research with a strong intervention focus, including ways to get violence against women onto different policy agendas, lessons about how to address some of the challenges policy-makers face, and innovative approaches to prevention or service provision, including community-based programmes in both conflict- and crises-affected and more stable settings. Papers may address more neglected forms of violence against women or provide evidence on the costs and cost-effectiveness of intervention responses. Descriptive research that contributes to a better understanding of the global prevalence and costs of violence, or that provides evidence about the root causes of such violence, will also be considered.

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