In 2017, Senegal became the 15th country to sign the 'Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities' with the Global Fund, strengthening a 15-year long partnership to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
CanWaCH releases new report on attitudes toward women's and children's health
The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) has released a new report on Canadians’ attitudes toward issues in international development. The report finds that, while Canadians are generally open to supporting women’s and children’s health in developing regions, Canadian NGOs in this sector should also work to improve public understanding of this issue.
Australia invests in two initiatives to combat disease and reduce malnutrition in the Pacific
The Australian Government has announced A$7.7 million (US$6 million) to combat mosquito-borne diseases in the Pacific. In partnership with Monash University’s Eliminate Dengue Program and national health ministries, the programs will focus on detection of and response to dengue, Zika virus, and Chikungunya, in Fiji, Vanuatu, and Kiribati.
The government also announced that A$4 million (US$3 million) will be invested in the winning ideas of the LAUNCH Food Challenge, which aims to find innovative ways to improve global nutrition. A$2.5 million (US$2 million) will be earmarked for the Pacific.
August 27-September 1, 2017: World water week takes place in Stockholm
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) organizes the annual conference World Water Week in Stockholm, under the theme “water and waste: reduce and reuse”. The conference convenes researchers, decision-makers, business innovators, and CSO representatives to foster new thinking and exchange ideas around the most pressing water-related challenges.
Registration and conference program available on conference website.
August 30, 2017: Inaugural seminar on Ethiopian health issues
The Centre for Global Health and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo hosts a seminar on Ethiopian health issues, such as heart disease in children, meningococcal, and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The seminar coincides with a visit by academics from Jimma University in Ethiopia.