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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 MalariaWord.
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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.
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Lecture: Magic Bullets & Malaria

LSHTM Malaria Centre will host an inaugural lecture about “magic bullets” to fight Malaria by Professor Umberto D’Alessandro, who has long working experience in Africa, first as a clinician and later as a clinical epidemiologist. The lecture will be on Wednesday 11 September 2019. 
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WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication publishes findings

The WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme) was created in 2016 to advise the WHO on future scenarios for malaria, including whether eradication was feasible. Over three years, the members of the SAGme have analysed past trends and reviewed future projections of the factors and determinants that underpin malaria. The executive summary sets out the key conclusions and recommendations developed over three-years.
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African Researchers’ Small Grants Program (SGP III)

The Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) is seeking proposals for both operational and social science research on "Emerging Challenges facing NTD program implementation in Africa." This third edition of the Small Grants Program (SGP III) is to support African researchers in both early and mid/late career to undertake operational research aligned with the goals established in the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases. Application deadline is September 30, 2019.
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FNIH-hosted worksop about regulatory processes for GMO products

Are you interested in learning the basics about regulatory processes for GMO products? The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is hosting a one-day workshop entitled “Moving research from the laboratory for field trials: Regulatory pathway for genetically engineered organisms and their derived products” on November 19, 2019, in National Harbor, MD, USA. Registration deadline October 18, 2019.
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EDCTP Call For Proposals: Preparatory Fellowships 2019

The purpose of this EDCTP call in collaboration with the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is to enhance the competitiveness of up-and-coming post-doctoral sub-Saharan African scientists and clinicians aspiring to receive international/regional/national fellowships or grant support.  Closing date is November 27, 2019.
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GHIT Fund requests Proposals for Drug Development

GHIT Fund is looking for drug hits (Plasmodium spp. IC50 < 1 µM) derived from Japanese compound libraries to convert them into lead series. Interested applicants must send their proposals no later than 10:00 am Tokyo time on September 2, 2019.
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EDCTP Call For Proposals: Ethics and regulatory capacities 2019

The purpose of this call for proposals is to fund projects that are designed to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and/or develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies in humans, as well as national and international collaboration in compliance with established, internationally acceptable good practices. Closing date is November 21, 2019.
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Volunteer as a MESA Correspondent to report from PAMCA

MESA is seeking Correspondents to report from the 6th Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Annual Conference that will be held in Yaounde, Cameroon on September 23 - 25, 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. The selected MESA Correspondents will be helped to defray the conference costs. Application deadline September 2nd, 2019.
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Vaccine-related projects in the preclinical phase of development

TRANSVAC seeks to support vaccine-related projects currently in the preclinical phase of development with the aim to further support and accelerate vaccine-related projects by providing access to the services and expertise contained within the TRANSVAC Infrastructure. Most technologies and experience are thereby free of charge. Next deadline is Monday 5th August 2019.
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Scholarships are available for an Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics

Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) -Sponsored Scholarships are available for an Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics that will take place in The Gambia on November 11 - 29, 2019. The application deadline is September 11, 2019.
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EDCTP Career Development Fellowships 2019

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support early to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) by providing them with an opportunity to train and develop their clinical research skills. Closing date for applications is November 27, 2019.
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The Malaria Endgame: Innovation in Therapeutics, Vector Control and Public Health Tools

"The Malaria Endgame: Innovation in Therapeutics, Vector Control and Public Health Tools" Conference, part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 30 - November 2, 2019.
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Call for Papers: Innovations in implementation research in low- and middle-income countries

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research is collaborating with Health Policy and Planning on a call for papers for a special supplement on “Innovations in Implementation Research in Low and Middle Income Countries”. Original research and review papers are invited, but also “methodological musings” and “innovation and practice reports” by policymakers or practitioners.
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DFID/MRC/NIHR/Wellcome call for Global Health Trials Proposals

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the MRC and Wellcome are pleased to announce the launch of the 10th call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials. The closing date for proposals is Thursday 17th October 2019.