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5% Initiative Calls for proposals

5% Initiative aims to build the capacity in the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and impact measurement through two areas of intervention: sending short-term technical expertise at the request of countries, and funding long-term projects to enhance the impact of activities.
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Small Grants Scheme for Operational / Implementation Research to tackle the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

The scope of this call is to cover a spectrum of studies that utilize operational or implementation research methodology, focusing on a One Health approach including human, animal and/or environmental health as one of the core principles of an effective response against the AMR problem.
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EDCTP Calls for proposals

EDCTP awards funding to collaborative clinical research projects conducted in sub-Saharan Africa on poverty-related infectious diseases, based on open, competitive and independently reviewed calls for proposals.
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Workshops to write grant proposals

The BOVA Network has opened a call to facilitate grant writing workshops.  Up to six workshops will be funded. The closing date for applications is Friday 16th August 2019, applicants will be informed of the decision by mid-September 2019. 
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Webinaire: Identifier les Défis et les Opportunités des Systèmes de Distribution Continue de LLIN

The President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink Project is hosting a webinar in French, Monday June 3rd, at 9am EST. The partners from PSI will be discussing results from a recent ITN continuous distribution assessment conducted in Cameroon, Niger, and Burkina Faso. It is expected to have members from NCMP from each country presenting as well.
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Keystone Symposium travel awards

Travel awards are available for scientists, students and postdoctoral fellows from a nation effected by the health topic to participate in selected Keystone Symposia. The travel awards are sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Travel awards are available for the Keystone Symposium 'The Malaria Endgame', Addis Ababa. Application deadline is 11 June 2019.

Apply via this link

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Training opportuities in vaccine development

TRANSVAC2 is organising a number of training courses realted to vaccine development. 

The application deadline for the courses listed here is June 1st, 2019

For more information please contact the TRANSVAC team (transvacinfo@euvaccine.eu)

Cytometry by time‐of‐flight (CyTOF)

This is training module 'M6' organised by TRANSVAC2

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Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

On 22nd May 2019, Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.
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Virtual Keystone Symposium 'Drug Discovery in Africa', June 5, 2019

A panel of experts will discuss opportunities and challenges in drug discovery research in African countries. The discussion will be broadcast on June 5th 2019 followed by live Q&A with the panellists. Questions can be submitted during the broadcast via Twitter or the chat room, or in advance when registering for the event.

The panel is organised by Keystone Symposia.

Registration is free.

Read more here.


 

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Request for Proposals: Humanitarian Grand Challenge

Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge seeks life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict. Key focus areas are safe water and sanitation, energy, life-saving information, and health products and services. Final submissions are due on Tuesday 16 July 2019 at 11:00 am Eastern Time.
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5th International Conference on Malaria Vaccines for the World (MVW 2019)

The 5th International conference on Malaria Vaccines for the World (MVW) was held on May 8-10 at the University of Oxford, UK. The current status of new technologies, vaccine candidates, clinical trials and the RTS,S implementation studies were discussed during three intensive days, and here you can read coverage of each session from the MESA Correspondents.  
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First malaria vaccine in Africa

A potential new tool for child health and improved malaria prevention
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Call for Proposals on Intervention Effectiveness

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) at The Task Force for Global Health is currently soliciting proposals for operational and implementation research to improve the effectiveness of interventions used in the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Deadline for submission is July 31, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT.
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Panel Discussion: Eliminating Malaria: evidence, impact, and policy

LSHTM Malaria Centre, together with the Malaria Consortium and the Wellcome Trust, will host an evening panel discussion as part of this year’s ongoing World Malaria Day campaign on Tuesday 30 April 2019.
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Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

On April 23rd, the Government of Malawi launched the world’s first malaria vaccine pilot programme. Together with Ghana and Kenya, which will also introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks, the RTS,S vaccine will be made available to children up to 2 years of age, testing a new promising tool to be added to the already existing tools in an effort to get the malaria response back on track.
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Malaria DREAM challenge using computational models

The Malaria DREAM Challenge is open to anyone interested in developing computational models to address problems in malaria. The goal is to predict the changing biology of Artemisinin-resistant malaria parasites.
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Call for proposals in health systems research

Health Systems Research Initiative Call 6: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries. The closing date for the 'foundation grants' is 30 May 2019. 
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World Malaria Day at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hosts this one-day scientific symposium on April 25th, 2019. It includes presentations from leading researchers, a lunch-time poster session and opportunities for trainees to interact with established malaria researchers.
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Request for proposals: Innovative finance mechanism for malaria elimination

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) has opened a request for proposals (RFP) in Innovative Finance Mechanism for Malaria Elimination. The deadline for applications is April 17th 2019.
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MOOC on Medical Entomology organized by Institut Pasteur

Which mosquitoes transmit the parasites responsible for malaria? Is the Asian tiger mosquito vector of the Zika virus? How is the transmission from vectors to humans and from humans to vector? Here are some of the questions that will find answers in the MOOC Pasteur "Medical Entomology", starting March 18th, 2019.