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ATTN MARCH FOR LIFE July 7 2002 at 4:00pm in Barcelona, Spain. We ask for your and your organization's endorsement of the July 7th 2002 ATTN(AIDS Therapeutic Treatment Now) March to take place in Barcelona, Spain immediately prior to the opening ceremonies of the WorldAIDS Conference. If you are able to do so, please complete the endorsement information and respond via email. GOAL: To secure a global commitment for the treatment of 2 million people living with and dying from HIV/AIDS before the next International AIDS
Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in 2004. Please join us, through your endorsements, your presence in Barcelona on July 7, and through your ongoing contribution and commitment to this struggle for AIDS Therapeutic Treatment Now.

Further details: /newsletter/id/29125
AIDS treatment now: Time to deliver: March and rally 13 August 2006
International AIDS Conference, Toronto 2006

The theme of the upcoming International AIDS Conference in Toronto is TIME TO DELIVER. Toronto can be an innovative, problem-solving gathering that generates action - or - it can be another expensive conference that generates little action or sustainable benefit. Let's make it about ACTION! Together, as a community, let's set the tone of the Toronto conference: AIDS Treatment Now - Time To Deliver! We ask you to please join in sending a clear message to the politicians, policy makers, funders, drug companies, activists and NGOs attending Toronto - and to the world watching: It's TIME TO DELIVER.

AIDS Vaccine 2008, National Institute for Communicable Diseases,
13 - 16 October 2008 - Cape Town, South Africa

This annual event brings together scientists, public health experts, clinicians, epidemiologists and members of the corporate sector. The conference aims to encourage a strategic plan for HIV vaccine research, funding and greater collaboration in the field.

AIDS Vaccine Conference 2008

This year’s AIDS Vaccine Conference will be held on 13-16 October 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s an annual event for the exchange of scientific information relating to HIV vaccine research and development. The annual conference is organised under the aegis of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and contributes to the goals of the Enterprise by providing a venue for an international exchange of information in HIV vaccine research and development, cross-fertilising scientific areas of research, increasing coordination and communication among international groups and monitoring progress in the field.

AIDS, poverty reduction and debt relief
Mainstreaming the response to HIV/AIDS

As the epidemic is increasingly recognized as a major development problem, more and more countries have begun to integrate HIV/AIDS programmes into their main development instruments. UNAIDS supports these efforts through its work programme "Mainstreaming the response to HIV/AIDS". The programme aims to enable client countries, with support from partner agencies, to develop and include effective materials for combating HIV/AIDS in their development instruments. These instruments include the poverty reduction strategies, debt relief agreements and public sector expenditure frameworks.

AIDS: In search of a social solution
Publishers: TWN, Peoples\' Health Movement

Two decades after HIV/AIDS was discovered, it continues to spread across continents, infecting and killing millions and destroying entire communities. Sub-Saharan Africa, which accounts for 11 percent of the total world population, has 70 percent of all HIV/AIDS infections in the world, making it the worst-affected continent. Although one may dispute the alarming figures, the fact remains that HIV/AIDS has had devastating consequences for countries, societies, families and individuals. It is a global crisis and the outlook is worsening, with India, China and Russia projected to be the next centres of the pandemic.

AIHR seeks Health Economist and Junior Health Economist
Aurum Institute for Health Research

A vacancy for a Health Economist has arisen for the expanding health economics and systems programme, based at the offices of AIHR in Johannesburg. This position will focus on a programme of work evaluating the impact of HIV/AIDS to private businesses in Southern Africa, including the costs and benefits of providing antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Further details: /newsletter/id/31592
ALARA 9th Action Learning Action Research and 13th Participatory Action Research World Congress, 4-7 November, Pretoria, South Africa
4-7 November 2015, Pretoria, South Africa

The theme of this World Congress is a challenge to Action Learning / Action Research practitioners the world over, whether working in resource rich or more socio-economically challenged contexts, to explain how they are contributing to the creation of a fairer world. The ALARA World Congress 2015 will create a space for dialogue as we ponder questions such as: How do we know we are asking the right questions to promote sustainable learning? How do we capacitate people to address the intricate interplay of social, economic, political and cultural factors that combine to preserve injustice? How do we ensure authentic collaboration between stakeholders across all levels? How do we use AL/AR to forge innovative, sustainable responses to contemporary complex challenges? How do we know we are successful in mediating sustainable change?

All Africa Telemedicine and Telehealth Conference
Yaounde, Cameroun June 12-16, 2004

After more than three decades of independence, Africans continue to be overburdened by problems of underdevelopment, poverty and insecurity. At the same time, for the most part efforts to evolve modern social and political institutions to respond to global changes, challenges, and opportunities have either failed or remained weak. Yet, the continent's ability to attain a productive, flexible and responsive orientation to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century depends, in part, on its collective ability to devise and utilize such institutions. This conference seeks to act as a catalyst for continental institution building in the health sector, pulling together individuals and organizations with expertise in health and information technology, as well as those working towards the integration or sharing of health treatment systems across the continent.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30101
Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research Essay Competition
Deadline 31 January 2017

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) announces its first ever essay competition on the future of health policy and systems research. The winning paper will be published as a background paper for a high level conference on “Health Policy and Systems Research: 20 years on” that will take place in Stockholm Sweden, in April 2017. In addition, a cash prize of USD $7,500 will be awarded to the authors of the winning paper. Prizes of USD $2,500 and USD $1,000 will be awarded to the authors of the 2nd and 3rd place papers. Much has changed in the 20 years since the WHO Ad-Hoc Committee on Health Research highlighted the need to strengthen Health Policy and Systems Research that led to the establishment of the AHPSR. Today as the world transitions from the MDGs to the SDGs, and in light of recent crises resulting from outbreaks, disasters, and conflicts, the need for health policy and systems research is increasingly recognised. The AHPSR invites essays on how the field can continue to evolve to respond to these and other needs, as well as the role that international entities can play in shaping this evolution. Essays should be no more than 5000 words, essays and written in English. They should reflect on the role and contributions of Health Policy and Systems Research in strengthening health systems and future challenges in the context of Agenda 2030; identify strategies and innovative approaches to ensure the greater use of health policy and systems research by relevant actors and stakeholders; and explore opportunities to further strengthen the position and role of the AHPSR in advancing the field.