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A Public Health Approach to Antiretroviral Treatment: Overcoming Constraints
Perspectives and Practice in Antiretroviral Treatment

With 42 million people now living with HIV/AIDS, expanding access to antiretroviral treatment for those who urgently need it is one of the most pressing challenges in international health. Providing treatment is essential to alleviate suffering and to mitigate the devastating impact of the epidemic. It also presents unprecedented opportunities for a more effective response by involving people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and communities in care and will strengthen HIV prevention by increasing awareness, creating a demand for testing and counselling and reducing stigma and discrimination.

Abstract call: 12th World Congress on Public Health, 27 April - 1 May 200, Istanbul, Turkey
World Federation of Public Health Associations

The 12th Triennial Congress will address the enormous challenges and opportunities for public health organizations worldwide to make a difference.
The World Federation of Public Health Associations and the Turkish Public Health Association invite local, national and international public health leaders, advocates and students to submit abstracts dealing with the major cross-cutting sub-themes: education, research, and practice. These abstracts should demonstrate the link between public health education, research, and practice and improved health outcomes. The abstracts should also showcase innovations, practices, tools and transferable lessons from across the globe that will help us make a decided difference in global public health. Submit abstracts in the following general topics: Education in Public Health for 21st Century; Global Public Health Workforce; Public Health & Health Services Research & Technology; Global Governance; Health and Development; Comparative Analysis of Health Systems; Strengthening Global Public Health Systems; Financing Global Public Health; Environmental Safety & Stewardship; Health, Geopolitics, & Public Diplomacy; Public Health, Political Will, & the Public Good. Abstract Submission Deadline is Saturday, 5 July 2008, Midnight Pacific Time.

Abstract submission open for the 13th International AIDSImpact Conference
Deadlines for abstracts:10 July 2017

Stellenbosch University and the Human Sciences Research Council will jointly host the 13th AIDSImpact Conference at the Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town South Africa. Each AIDSImpact meeting attracts delegates new to the field as well as a core group of loyal psychosocial and behavioral researchers, prevention workers, community members and policy makers from universities and institutes across all five continents who use the biannual meeting to present their studies, interventions and prevention schemes. AIDSImpact has evolved as one of the leading platforms for understanding, updating and debating the behavioral, psychosocial and community facets of HIV in light of changing social conditions and medical advances. A review of past AIDSImpact scientific programs reveals the evolution of the psychosocial and behavioral response to the HIV epidemic over the past 25 years. The 2017 Cape Town conference will promote pioneering work on understanding the dynamics of a changing epidemic. A key focus will be consideration of new choices for HIV - for prevention, treatment, care and strategic planning.

Abstract Submission Open For The 13th International AIDSimpact Conference
Deadlines for abstracts:10 July 2017

Stellenbosch University and the Human Sciences Research Council will jointly host the 13th AIDSImpact Conference at the Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town South Africa. Each AIDSImpact meeting attracts delegates new to the field as well as a core group of loyal psychosocial and behavioral researchers, prevention workers, community members and policy makers from universities and institutes across all five continents who use the biannual meeting to present their studies, interventions and prevention schemes. AIDSImpact has evolved as one of the leading platforms for understanding, updating and debating the behavioral, psychosocial and community facets of HIV in light of changing social conditions and medical advances. A review of past AIDSImpact scientific programs reveals the evolution of the psychosocial and behavioral response to the HIV epidemic over the past 25 years. The 2017 Cape Town conference will promote pioneering work on understanding the dynamics of a changing epidemic. A key focus will be consideration of new choices for HIV - for prevention, treatment, care and strategic planning.

AC3 NGO Conference 2008

The 2008 AC3 Non-governmental Organisations’ (NGO) Conference will be held on 23-October 2008 in Pretoria, South Africa. It will focus on building the organisational capacity of communities to respond effectively to their unique needs. The conference will assist organisations to: build organisational skills, identify other capacity building opportunities, provide learning opportunities to expand existing or new skills, provide an opportunity for organisations to share best practices and serve as a major annual networking opportunity for community-based organisations, non-governmental organisations and faith-based organisations.

Academic publishing made more accessible for scientists in developing world

The Open Society Institute (OSI) and Public Library of Science (PLoS) has announced a new grants program to support open access publishing in developing and transition countries. The grants will make it much easier for scientists based in developing and transition countries to submit articles to the premiere peer-reviewed research journals published by PLoS. "Scientists in poorer countries have been virtually excluded from the journal publishing world," said Darius Cuplinskas, director of OSI's Information Program. "Open access journals will remove barriers and make these scientists full members of the international scientific community.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30327
ACADEMY Project: African Trans-Regional Cooperation through Academic Mobility Intra-Africa
Deadline for Applications: 15 May 2018

The ACADEMY project is designed to provide resources and opportunities for student and staff mobility from four regions of Africa, offering support for Masters, Doctoral and short research, teaching and administrative visits between the consortium partners. Applications are particularly invited from female candidates and disadvantaged groups. Applicants should be nationals and residents of eligible African countries, have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of courses in the host country and fulfil the criteria of one of the target groups. Target Group 1 is for those students who are registered in one of partner universities and staff must be working in one of the five partner universities. Target Group 2, students must be registered in any African Higher Education Institution and those who have graduated from any African Higher Education Institution. Students having previously benefitted from a scholarship under the Intra-ACP or the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Schemes are not eligible.

Accelerating universal health coverage: a call for papers
Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2019

This issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation will explore policy options and country experiences on how to expand population coverage, service coverage and financial protection. The editors welcome manuscripts that capture knowledge and experience in addressing bottlenecks and root causes of stagnation that hamper successful UHC advancement. Papers which present an analysis of breakthroughs in health systems that have been conducive to rapid expansion of coverage are encouraged. Papers should focus on, for example, implementation science in health systems, innovative health financing, strategic purchasing, UHC and primary health care, the role of the private sector, policy coherence across government levels (particularly in decentralized health systems), the role of innovative technology and the design and use of health information. Best practices in good governance for health, based on transparency and accountability, would also be useful to learn how vested interests that hamper progress towards UHC are countered in different socioeconomic and political contexts. Comparative cross-country analyses are encouraged.

Accelerating universal health coverage: a call for papers
Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2019

In 2020, the world will still have a decade to harness global momentum and advance progress towards UHC by 2030. A special issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization will focus on the theme of accelerating progress towards UHC to encourage learning and information sharing on this dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The issue will explore policy options and country experiences on how to expand population coverage, service coverage and financial protection. Manuscripts that capture knowledge and experience in addressing bottlenecks and root causes of stagnation that hamper successful UHC advancement are welcomed. Analysis of breakthroughs in health systems that have been conducive to rapid expansion of coverage are also encouraged. Papers should focus on, for example, implementation science in health systems, innovative health financing, strategic purchasing, UHC and primary health care, the role of the private sector, policy coherence across government levels (particularly in decentralized health systems), the role of innovative technology and the design and use of health information. Best practices in good governance for health, based on transparency and accountability, would also be useful to learn how vested interests that hamper progress towards UHC are countered in different socioeconomic and political contexts. Comparative cross-country analyses are encouraged.

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): A Global Public Goods Perspective
Online discussion

How could enhancing the provision of select global public goods facilitate achieving the MDGs at the set target date? Read the complete background paper at http://www.gpgnet.net/discussion.php. You may subscribe to the MDGs and Global Public Goods discussion forum by sending a blank email to:
subscribe-gpgnet-mdgs@groups.undp.org

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