Updates

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Call For Postdoctoral Training in Medical & Health Sciences

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI). Application deadline is December 1, 2019. 
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Annual Symposium: The futur of malaria research

The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute will host its 5th Future of Malaria Research Symposium. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 18th, 2019 in Rockville, Maryland. Register by November 1, 2019.
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Call For The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program

Applications for the Keystone Fellows class of 2019-2020, a unique professional advancement opportunity for early-career scientists from diverse backgrounds. Application deadline is October 31, 2019.
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Request for Proposals: Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns (Round 24)

The Global Grand Challenge, Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns (Round 24), seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns. Final submissions are due on November 13, 2019, at 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time.
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Training workshop on implementation research for effective access to and delivery of health technologies

The UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) invites applications from research teams in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to participate in a 5-day consultative workshop on implementation research for effective access and delivery of health technologies. Submission deadline October 31, 2019
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MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe Online Course

The annual leadership development course, created by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Harvard University, and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, is newly enriched via the HarvardX online learning platform. “MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe,” is a self-paced, free online course. Enroll anytime from September 30, 2019 to March 31, 2020 for lifelong access to course materials.
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Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle income countries) available

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country are available. Deadline submission November 6, 2019.
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Volunteer as a MESA Correspondent to report from the Keystone Symposia conference "The Malaria Endgame"

MESA is seeking Correspondents to report from the Keystone Symposia Conference "The Malaria Endgame" that will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between October 30 and November 2, 2019. The MESA Correspondents are volunteers who write short synopses of selected presentations that are afterwards disseminated online, enabling people who could not attend the meeting to be also informed about the current advances. Application deadline October 14th, 2019.
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ASTMH 2019 Workshop on Spatial Intelligence and Digital Mapping to Optimize Disease Surveillance and Response

ASTMH and Akros, along with other partners organized a workshop on Spatial Intelligence and Digital Mapping to Optimize Disease Surveillance and Response, which will be held during the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting on November 20, 2019 (2 pm - 5 pm), in Gaylord Virginia, USA.
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1st European workshop on testing procedures for monitoring and managing insecticide resistance in invasive mosquitoes

The 1st European workshop on testing procedures for monitoring and managing insecticide resistance in invasive mosquitoes will be held from November 18-22, 2019 at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Montpellier, France. Registration deadline October 20, 2019.
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UKRI GCRF Call For Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA)

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has launched a call to support Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA). The call forms part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion UK government fund to support cutting-edge research and innovation which addresses the problems faced by developing countries. Closing date is November 12, 2019.
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Massive open online course (MOOC) on implementation research (IR)

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a step-by-step online training that will introduce you to designing robust IR projects. Language: English with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Deadline to register: October 4, 2019.
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PMI Call For malaria research partners

Through this BAA addendum, PMI seeks creation of a malaria evaluation and research partnership, via an organization or group of organizations, to conduct future program evaluation and research activities, establish consensus for new collaborative research ideas, synthesize and conduct meta-analysis of existing malaria data, and provide solutions to improve evaluation and research data utilization. Submission deadline October 24, 2019.
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Travel Awards are now open for MAM 2020

Applications for the MAM 2020 Travel Awards are now open. Please ensure your submission is completed by 23:59 AEST 4 October 2019 and meets all submission guidelines. Winners will be informed of the outcome in Early November.
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SIHI Call For Letters of Interest for Building research partnerships in low- and middle-income countries to disseminate social innovation in health

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO, is pleased to announce a call for Letters of Interest for Building research partnerships in low- and middle-income countries to disseminate social innovation in health. The selected partnerships will build upon, contribute to and synergize with the Social Innovation in Health Initiative’s (SIHI) work to contribute to universal health coverage. Application deadline is October 11, 2019.
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E-Panel and live Q&A: "Accelerate to Equal: Engaging Women in Vector Control"

Register to watch the panel discussion "Accelerate to Equal: Engaging Women in Vector Control" on October 1st, 2019. Panellists will discuss various aspects of women as important actors in vector-control initiatives. You will be able to put your own questions to the panellists of this Virtual Keystone Symposia through the live Q&A.
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TDR Call For Proposals: Research on challenges and opportunities for pharmacovigilance

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is pleased to announce a Call for Applications to support research on the challenges and opportunities for pharmacovigilance in low- and middle-income countries. Application deadline is September 27, 2019.
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Meet the MESA Correspondents that will cover the 6th Annual PAMCA Conference

Nathalie Amvongo Adjia, Joanna Furnival-Adams, Teresia Njoroge and Trizah Koyi are the four MESA Correspondents that will cover the science and discussions from the 6th Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Annual Conference, which will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on September 23rd - 25th, 2019. Summaries will be posted online on the conference website, the MESA Correspondents page and on MalariaWorld.
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UKRI Call For Proposals: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

UKR in collaboration with other institutions, announce a call for international partnership involving researchers from the UK, and US, China and/or Israel under the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases programme (EEID). Application deadline is November 20, 2019.
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The long term bet on innovation for malaria

This article has been written by Matiana González-Silva and Regina Rabinovich, Coordinator and Director, respectively, of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at ISGlobal.