The theme for the 7th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health is ‘Occupational and Environmental Health: At the Crossroads of Migrations, Empires and Social Movements’. The scientific programme will focus on the migration of workers in various time periods, the interconnections of empires, public health in post-colonial periods, and the role of trade unions and other social movements in occupational and environmental health. The evolution of occupational and environmental health especially in Africa, as well as globally, will be addressed. The conference is intended to promote interconnections among historians, social scientists and occupational and environmental practitioners/researchers. Leading historians in occupational and environmental health have been invited to give keynote lectures. In addition, there will be an open call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations and a pre-conference methods training workshop. Please visit the conference website for instructions on submission of your abstract: You may now register for the Conference at https://icohhistory2020.ukzn.ac.za/registration-information/. Early bird registration will close on 15 January 2020. Early and mid-level academics from African countries are encouraged to apply for the fee waiver.
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The Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organisations (SANASO) is a Network of Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Community based Organisations (CBOs), Faith based Organisations (FBOs) and groups of People living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and mitigation activities in 10 Southern African countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The 7th SANASO Conference which will bring together many different sectors including NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, PWAs, the Media, Legal, Civil Rights groups, the Business Community and government representatives, is calling for Abstracts around the Theme and the following Sub-Themes: HIV/AIDS Stigma and the Family; Stigma in the Health Care Setting; Stigma and Faith Based Organisations; Stigma and Communication; Stigma in the Workplace.
The 2009 International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) will bring together the leaders of urban health research, practice, side by side with community voices to frame these issues, provide clear insight, and offer direction and best practices toward healthy urbanisation. The Conference has three planned components. First, the Scientific Programme consists of eight broad tracks or themes in the field of health and urbanisation. Second, the Urban Health Champions Forum is intended for leaders of local and national governments and civil society and will review prevailing policies that affect investment in urban areas. Third, a Community Voices Forum will involve meetings in local informal settlements of Nairobi three weeks prior to the conference to obtain perspectives from the community on urban health.
The theme of ADFVIII will be on “Governing and Harnessing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development”, with a focus on mineral, land, fishery and forest resources. The forum will discuss the following key aspects of integrated natural resources management and development:
* Knowledge base, human and institutional capacities;
* Policy, legal and regulatory issues;
* Economic issues (taxation, investment, benefits, linkages and value creation);
* Governance, human rights and social issues;
* Participation and ownership;and
* Environmental, material stewardship and climate change.
This World Congress is a challenge to Action Learning / Action Research practitioners to explain how they are contributing to the creation of a fairer world. The ALARA World Congress 2015 will create a space for dialogue over 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? Delegates from developing countries should register before 28 July 2015.
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. Abstracts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts should be 250 words max, typed in single space Arial 12 using the following headings as a guide:
Background: an overview of the issue under discussion, the problem the research addresses and the purpose and objective of the research
Methods: the study period / setting / location, study design, study population, data collection and methods of analysis used. Results: the findings / outcome of the study. Please summarize any specific results.
Conclusions: the significance of findings / outcomes of the study and future implications of the results.
The 9th Alternative Mining Indaba will be held under the theme Making Natural Resources Work for the People: Towards Just Legal, Policy and Institutional Reforms. Attracting several hundred SADC and wider community representatives, civil society organizations, and multi-lateral organizations and other stakeholders it provides a forum to actively participate in discussing and providing viable recommendations for the future of natural resource extraction in Africa. Registration will be opening soon.
The overall theme of the 9th International Cochrane Colloquium is 'The evidence dissemination process: how to make it more efficient'. The Colloquium will focus on identifying the barriers preventing the use of evidence, and means of overcoming these.
The International People's Health University (IPHU) of the People's Health Movement (PHM) and The Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) are holding a ten-day short course for health activists scheduled in Kisumu, Kenya 19-28 April, 2010. The course will be conducted in English. A limited number of scholarships for travel and accommodation will be available for qualified applicants from sub-Saharan Africa and Kenya. Younger health activists and practitioners working on the issues of health, gender and human rights and particularly including those involved in the People’s Health Movement (PHM). Applications are particularly welcomed from from women and from South Africa, Botswana, Congo, Tanzania, Namibia and Ghana. Applicants should be fluent in English. Priority, with respect to enrolment, will be given to younger people motivated to get involved in PHM, primary health care and public health practitioners, and people with a track record as health activists within the PHM, in particular those who have been actively involved in organisations that are part of the PHM.
In 2007, an international network of researchers and people involved in building comprehensive primary health care (CPHC) received funding to support research and research capacity-building. This network, associated with the People's Health Movement, includes individuals in India , Africa, Latin America, Europe, Canada and Australia. The ideals of comprehensive primary health care were first launched internationally by the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care. This Declaration was partly based on earlier primary health care successes in significantly lowering infant, childhood and maternal mortality rates and creating over all population health improvements in many parts of the developing world. Since the Alma-Ata Declaration, however, most health systems reform in much of the world has been driven by 'selective' (single-disease or intervention focused) primary health care, and by increased marketization of health care services ( e.g. user fees, privatization). This has led to increasingly complex, inefficient and inequitable health systems driven by an ever larger number of special 'global health initiatives.'This document outlines how this project will set out to change this.