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CDC Calls for Field Epidemiologist

The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking for highly qualified public health professionals with malaria experience, to join the STOP-Malaria Program for a 11-month assignment. Recruitment for the STOP-Malaria (with deployment beginning June-July 2020) is open now, 5-31 July 2019.
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Call for Applications: Current tools to combat Malaria

The five-day workshop on Current tools to combat malaria will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 14 - 18, 2019. Only 20 seats, early registration is strongly recommended.
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MRC-AMED Calls for proposals

The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the UK MRC are pleased to launch a call for proposals for UK-Japan collaborative research into infectious diseases to foster collaborative links between researchers in the UK and Japan that will allow them to forge lasting collaborations.
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Call for Applications: Women in Vector Control Workshop

The Women in Vector Control Workshop will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on September 21-22, 2019. Applications are welcome from early career women in Vector Control not exceeding 10 years of active work in control of VBDs prior to application.
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MESA Correspondents reporting from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax research

The MESA Correspondents Program will cover the science and discussions from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research (ICPvR), which will take place in Paris on June 26th-28th, 2019. Summaries will be posted online at www.vivax2019.conferences-pasteur.org and www.mesamalaria.org/resource-hub/correspondents.
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Call for Proposals on Transformative Research Technologies

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council open a call for proposals to support the early-stage development of cutting edge, high-impact transformative research technologies based on new advances in fundamental engineering, physical and life sciences which are essential to sustaining the vibrancy of life sciences discovery research in the UK.
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Webinar: The Global Fund, Governance and Public Health

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health is hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 27th, at 1 pm to discuss what happens, and what needs to happen on the crossroads of governance and public health.
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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.