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.
Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation issues 2017 award on malaria research to Andreas Mårtensson
The Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT) at the Royal Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2017 SIGHT Prize for interdisciplinary malaria research to Professor Andreas Mårtensson at the Institution for Women's and Children’s Health at Uppsala University. Mårtensson won the award for his pioneering work in malaria reduction in Zanzibar, which has led to a dramatic drop in reported cases.
The SIGHT award recognizes researchers for important research in lower- and middle-income countries within global health and is financed by the Swedish foundation of the Einhorn family, 'Familjen Einhorns stiftelse', with the aim of supporting successful global- health researchers early on in their careers.
EMA and EUnetHTA publish joint three-year work plan
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) have published a joint work plan for 2017-2020 to improve the efficiency and quality of medicine regulatory evaluation and health technology assessment (HTA) in the EU. The new work plan focuses on creating a joint platform for parallel consultation, information exchange at market entry, and post-authorization data generation, among other areas for collaboration.
November 22, 2017: ICAD hosts annual meeting to unveil new strategic plan
The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) hosts its annual members’ meeting. In the context of advances in global health and a rapidly changing environment, the meeting unveils ICAD’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and looks ahead to key opportunities for the year to come.
Colloquium on infectious diseases and antibiotics in Brisbane
On December, 1-2, 2017, the International Colloquium on Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics takes place in Brisbane, Australia. Hosted by Innovate Antibiotics 2017, a premier medical and scientific conference event producer, the meeting brings together world leaders in fields related to the research and development of antibiotics, with a focus on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.