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Conference focuses on infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance in Melbourne

Convened by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, the Public Health Laboratory Network, and the Public Health Association of Australia, the Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Conference 2017 is meeting in Melbourne, Australia, from June 26 to June 28, under the theme “Infectious Diseases: a global challenge”. Topics covered include threats to health security from old and new infectious agents as well as the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance, and how an interconnected world shapes the spread of infection. 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Communicable Diseases Control Conference organizers

Australia Global health

2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg

Hamburg is set to host the 12th G20 Summit on July 7 to 8, 2017. More than 20 heads of state or government as well as representatives of international organizations will meet to discuss the list of topics prioritized by Germany, which assumed the presidency in December 2016. Germany wants to use its G20 presidency to address key global challenges and problems beyond the economic and financial, focusing also on migration, health, refugees, and counter-terrorism.


Location: Hamburg, Germany 

Website - G20 Summit 2017

Agriculture Global health

2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg

Hamburg is set to host the 12th G20 Summit on July 7 to 8, 2017. More than 20 heads of state or government as well as representatives of international organizations will meet to discuss the list of topics prioritized by Germany, which assumed the presidency in December 2016. Germany wants to use its G20 presidency to address key global challenges and problems beyond the economic and financial, focusing also on migration, health, refugees, and counter-terrorism.

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Website - G20 Summit 2017

Agriculture Global health

15th Health, Medicine and Society conference takes place in Melbourne

The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM) hosts a conference on ‘Health, Medicine and Society: Challenge and Change’ from July 11 to 15, 2017. Some 200 clinicians, historians, and scientists are expected to attend. The program is designed for emerging and established scholars, and post-graduate students at Australian, New Zealand, and international universities. Seminars will discuss topics related to immunology and contemporary debates in the field of vaccination. 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event page - ANZSHM

Australia Global health Global health R&D

Global Summit on Family Planning in London

Co-hosted by Priti Patel, the UK's International Development Secretary, Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, and Melinda Gates, the Global Summit on Family Planning takes place in London on July 10, 2017. The event occurs amid concerns about the US administration's decision to ban funding for organizations involved in abortion provision overseas. According to Patel, the event “will help secure renewed global commitment to family planning services, with a particular focus on the poorest and most vulnerable”. 

US President Trump's reinstatement of the 'global gag rule' is expected to lead to a significant fall in funding for family planning and women’s health programs in developing countries. 

Location: London, UK

Event listing - WHO

News article - The Guardian

Global United Kingdom Global health

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2017 takes place in Ottawa

From August 9-10, 2017, the International Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Laws (ICIRL), the Center for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University, and the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) jointly host a two-day conference on sustainable development. The conference brings together academics, policy makers, and practitioners to discuss issues in sustainable development, including environment and natural resources, governance, health, and gender equality. 

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event page - OIDA

Canada Agriculture Global health

ForUM, Save the Children, and Sex and Politics co-host debate on Norwegian support for SRHR

The Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment (ForUM), Save the Children, and Sex and Politics hold a debate entitled ‘Universal access to healthcare (global) - Norway will be taking sufficient responsibility?’ on August 14, 2017. Topics to be discussed include the consequences of Trump’s global gag rule, as well as what Norway can do to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) within its development policy. Participants also weigh in on whether Norway has truly stepped up its support for SRHR in recent months, or if increases in assistance merely compensate for cuts made under previous governments.

The event also gives space to discuss universal access to healthcare, among other things.

Location: Arendal, Norway

Website - Arendalsuka

Norway Global health

Scientific Future Group hosts 3rd Global Conference on Vaccines in Barcelona

From August 21 to 23, 2017, the Scientific Future Group hosts the 3rd Global Conference on Vaccines (GCV-2017) in Barcelona. The conference aims to bring together professors, researchers, scientists, students, and global health professionals to explore innovative strategies within vaccine development and promote discussion on technological advances. Scientific sessions focus on human vaccines for communicable and non-communicable diseases, including the Zika virus, vaccines in cancer therapy, the future of vaccines, and veterinary vaccines. 

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Page- Global Vaccines Congress

Spain Global health Global health R&D

Seminar on maternal and child health in the SDGs at Norway's Gamle Festsal

The Centre for Global Health holds a public seminar to honor the work of Dr. Abraham Haileamlak Mitike, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health from Jimma University in Ethiopia, and Dr. Thein Thein Htay, former Deputy Minister for Health in Myanmar, a day before they are awarded the doctor honoris causa for their efforts in health and medical education from the University of Oslo. The event discusses the work left to be done since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), regarding the health and wellbeing of mothers, newborns, and children (MNCH) in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two honorary guests, each from Norwegian development focus countries (Myanmar and Ethiopia), will present their perspectives on the challenges to MNCH. State Secretary Laila Bokhari is to give the keynote speech.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event page - Institute for Health and Society
 

Norway Global health

EU launches 'Horizon Birthday Prize'

The European Commission, together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and MSD for Mothers (Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation), launches a research and development competition to identify and bring to market innovative solutions to prevent death and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. It includes a €2.5 million prize. The 'Horizon for the Birthday' Prize, as it is called, will be awarded to the solution that can best demonstrate a reduction in maternal and/or newborn morbidity and mortality and/or stillbirths during facility-based deliveries. It must also be new, safe, and scalable. 

Applications are due on September 6, 2017.

Competition page - European Commission

EU Global health Global health R&D