The Alliance for Health Policy Systems Research (AHPSR) is pleased to announce 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 which was followed by an international consultation in Lejondal, Sweden in 1997 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 in ensuring resilient health systems and improving health is increasingly recognised. 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, is the topic to be addressed by this essay. In no more than 5000 words, essays – written in English, 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.
Jobs and Announcements
Applications are invited from African physicians/scientists in the employment of African health research, control, and/or training institutions. Applicants must at least be middle to senior level investigators, key members of ethics (or scientific) review committees, study monitors, members of data safety monitoring boards, sponsors of research involving human subjects, members of regulatory bodies or writers/editors of biomedical journals.
In November 2016 Amnesty International will launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the subject of refugee and migrant rights to educate and empower audiences in the 25 to 35 age range to take action on the human rights issues associated with Amnesty’s Global Campaign on People on the Move. The 3-4 week course requiring 2-3 hours of participants’ time per week, will be launched in November in Spanish, French and English. The introductory course will remain open for people to complete the course anytime over a six month period. The three overall objectives of the MOOC are to provide knowledge and empower people to take action for refugee and migrant rights and to do so on a large scale, contributing to the campaign and growth.
From November 24th - 26th 2014, Amref Health Africa in partnership with the World Health Organization will be holding its first international conference themed ‘From Evidence to Action: Lasting Health Change for Africa’ in Nairobi, Kenya . The three day conference will focus on exchange of scientific results and debates on strategic ideas and application of knowledge to inform health care financing, human resources for health, community systems strengthening and the post 2015 health agenda. It brings together leaders, players and partners in African health development and advocacy. It provides a forum for discussions on how Africa can influence the global health agenda to improve health and health rights on the continent.
The AMREF training programme is available for the year 2005. On offer are a series of short courses and the one-year Diploma in Community Health. The short courses are designed for middle and senior management personnel working in public and private sectors including NGOs, CBOs, religious organizations, donor agencies and government ministries.
The Lancet, together with the Geneva-based Global Forum for Health Research, has announced the winners of the 2008 essay competition, Young Voices in Research for Health. The theme of this year’s contest was research for climate change and health. Essayists were asked to devise research questions on the topic as it applies to vulnerable populations around the world. Almost 300 entries were submitted, from 66 countries. A shortlist of 42 was chosen by a team of judges from the Global Forum and The Lancet. Six winners were selected from the shortlist: Enrique Falceto de Barros (Brazil), Philippa Bird (UK), Lester Sam Geroy (Philippines), Rhona Mijumbi (Uganda), Marame Ndour (Senegal), and Charles Salmen (USA).
Southern African AIDS Training Programme (SAT) is pleased to announce our latest publication "Counselling Guidelines on Stress Management". SAT is a regional collaboration that supports community responses to HIV and AIDS through in-depth partnerships in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe and wider networking, skills exchange and lesson sharing throughout the region. SAT funding and skills building activities support partners in a wide range of relevant activities - HIV prevention, HIV and AIDS care and support, impact mitigation, networking and information exchange, HIV-related advocacy on gender and human/child rights. SAT partners are operating at community, national and regional levels.
This is to inform you that the selection process for the vacancies in the NGO Liaison Committee of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board from North America, Europe, LAC and Africa regions has been completed. As you may know, the UNAIDS PCB has five seats reserved for NGO sector delegates on a regional basis. Each delegate NGO has an Alternate.
The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) is pleased to announce its course on 'Managing Reproductive Health Programmes', to be held from 12 to 30 March 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya. This course provides state of the art guidance to Reproductive Health Programme Managers and enhances their capacity to achieve organisational success through modern management techniques. Participants will gain a wide range of management skills and principles including management process and principles, leadership, team building, programme design, proposal writing, participatory facilitative programme supervision, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, human resource management, learning organisations, building coalitions and alliances and facilitation skills.
The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) presents the "Resource Mobilisation" training course scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 3 to 7 December 2007. This one-week course provides skills for designing, implementing and evaluating an efficient resource mobilisation campaign. With the advent of globalisation and the changing HIV & AIDS paradigm, managers find themselves in a far more competitive environment within which they must secure resources for the growth and sustainability of their organisations and programmes.CAFS invites you and members of your staff, grantees or collaborating partners to apply for admission to this course. The tuition fee for this course is US$1,000, which covers tuition, training materials, supplies and certification awards.