April 25, 2018: World Malaria Day 2018 | ZERO Malaria 2030 Event: History of Malaria in Japan

Malaria No More Japan and Sophia University will host the ZERO Malaria 2030 Campaign in Tokyo, which will feature a comic drama that will focus on the history of malaria in Japan. The historic script will describe how the Japanese lived with malaria and will be a good opportunity for spectators to think about what Japan can do to help achieve the global goal of "ZERO Malaria".

Artists and speakers at the event include:

  • Tomonari Ohkura, traditional comic drama artist
  • Shigeyuki Kano, Director of the Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) 
  • Mihoko Kashiwakura, Head of Japan at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Tetsuo Kondo, Director of UNDP representation office in Tokyo
  • Yayoi Takei, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sophia University
  • Ichiro Ishida, Marketing Chief and marketing General Manager at the Asahi Shimbun

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Event website - Sophia University (in Japanese)

Japan Global health

April 26, 2018: Centre for Global Health hosts conversation on food, nutrition, and human rights

The event hosted at Nye Auditorium 13, Domus Medica, Gaustad, will address whether and how to use a human-rights- centered approach when addressing the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, malnutrition, and related diseases. Speakers include Kaia Engesveen, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva; Louise Meincke, World Cancer Research Fund International; Henriette Øien, Division of Public Health, Norwegian Directorate of Health.

Event page - UiO

Norway Global health Nutrition

April 27-29, 2018: University of Toronto hosts global health and sustainability conference

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto will host a three-day conference that will include four plenary sessions and 16 educational workshops on the themes of peace, global health, and sustainability ('Pegasus'). The conference brings together physicians, health professionals, health-related organizations, and community members to tackle the issues facing global- health initiatives by sharing innovative ideas.  The conference will develop and refine approaches to advocacy for peace, health, and sustainable solutions.  

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event website - (OISE)

Canada Global health

April 24, 2018: Ending AIDS by 2030: Science, Community and Political Commitment Conference

Friends of the Global Fund, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE), and the International AIDS Society (IAS) are jointly hosting a symposium titled 'Ending AIDS by 2030: Science, Community, and Political Commitment'. 

Notably, the symposium will host Peter Sands, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. 

Event website - Friends of the Global Fund (in Japanese)

Japan Global health

May 1, 2018: Canadian launch of 2018 Global Food Policy Report

The International Development Research Centre, CGIAR’s International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Global Affairs Canada host the Canadian launch of the 2018 Global Food Policy Report.  The event will include a presentation of the report’s findings, followed by a panel discussion with representatives from USC Canada, Global Affairs Canada, McGill University, and CGIAR’s IFPRI.  The panel is expected to focus on the findings of the report, issues facing global food systems, and the impacts on women and girls.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website – IDRC

May 2, 2018: Public Health Prevention Conference 2018

The Public Health Association of Australia is convening this conference to assist building prevention measures to improve health in Australia. The main themes include translating research and evidence into action and targeting efforts to strengthen prevention. Speakers include Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, the Chair of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and Julia Gillard,  former Australian Prime Minister and chair of Beyond Blue, as well as the Global Partnership for Education.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - Public Health Association of Australia

May 7, 2018: The University of Groningen hosts workshop on Gender, Health & Sustainable Development

The University of Groningen will host a workshop to celebrate past successes and reflect on current challenges to improving women's health. 

In anticipation of the workshop the organizers have opened a call for papers and digital artwork that focuses on the following theme: "How can international human rights law be used to challenge and improve the SDGs for gender equality and health, to truly leave no one behind on the path to sustainable development?".

Location: Groningen, the Netherlands

Event website - Share-Net

May 9, 2018: Australian ODA budget seminar

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University will hold its annual ODA budget analysis on May 9. Notably, Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre, will speak on assessing the ODA outcomes of Australia’s 2018/19 budget. Australia's federal budget will have been delivered by the Treasurer the previous evening.

The breakfast seminar will focus on the ODA budget and trends in Australia and overseas. This will cover both non-government and government aid.

The seminar is relevant to academics, NGOs,  and officials, as well as students.

Location: Canberra, Australia 

Event website - Development Policy Centre, ANU

May 11, 2018: Lecture series at SDG Research Center in Nagasaki University School

The Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health is in the process of establishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Research Center and will hold monthly lectures on the SDGs for one year starting in April 2018. These lectures introduce practical topics relevant to various actors, ranging from businesses, educational institutions, and civil society. The target audience is people working on health care projects in Japan, the rest of Asia, and Africa.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Event website - Nagasaki University School (in Japanese)

Japan Global health

May 30, 2018: Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research to host roundtable on maternity care

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research is hosting a multidisciplinary roundtable, which aims to bring together anthropologists and other social scientists, medical practitioners, and public health specialists to discuss ‘respect’ in the provision of maternity care. The event will dive into the growing body of literature documenting various forms of ‘disrespect and abuse’ occurring in labor wards around the world and its potential unintended health and economic consequences.

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory. To register, email Hayley Murray: before May 15th.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Event website - Share-Net

Netherlands Global health