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.

Location - Stockholm, Sweden

Conference website - World Water Week

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August 26, 2017: Swedish Institute of International Affairs hosts seminar on global health development

As part of the Stockholm ACT festival, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is hosting a seminar addressing current development in global health. Under the theme “New threats to global health – and the Role of Philanthropy”, topics include pandemics, antibiotic resistance, and maternal mortality. The seminar also addresses issues of implementation of new technologies and global health efforts, as well as the role of donor and philanthropic support of implementation through funding mechanisms.  

Location: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden

Event website – The Stockholm ACT

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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.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website – University of Oslo

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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

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September 5, 2017: Seminar on global health and disaster diplomacy

The Norwegian Institute for Public Health and Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo hosts a second seminar on global health and disaster diplomacy, led by researcher Ilan Kelman. Kelman’s research is connecting disasters and health, as well as integrating the topic of climate change into disaster research and health research. This is the second seminar on the topic. Registration is open on the event website until September 3, 2017.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - University of Oslo

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

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September 9-11, 2017: Australasian conference on tropical diseases takes place in Queensland

Registration is now open for the 2017 Australasian Tropical Health Conference, where international researchers present on a range of topics, including infectious diseases, health systems, and health economics.

The event is organized by the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), a new health and tropical medicine research institute located at the James Cook University of North Queensland.

Location: Hilton Hotel, Cairns, Australia

Event website - James Cook University

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September 14, 2017: Partos hosts meeting on impact of Internet of Things on development

Partos, the Dutch development NGO umbrella organization, hosts an event on the impact of the Internet Of Things (IoT) on development cooperation. Connected information flows are improving health care systems and basic government services, but sensors can also help monitor critical vaccines through the use of connected thermometers. The event addresses some of the major questions such as how the deployment of these technologies can be improved in and for development countries, and what should be done with the data obtained by these devices.

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Event page - Partos

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2017 AGSA Conference takes place in New Zealand

The 67th Conference of the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA) takes place on September 20-22, 2017, in Christchurch, New Zealand. AGSA is a forum for Australasian grain scientists, educators, students, nutritionists, and others to share and advance knowledge and understanding of grain science and the grain industry. The conference convenes New Zealand, Australian, and international scientific and technical experts, and includes components on grain breeding, dietary fibers, human nutrition, process technologies, global product innovation, in its scientific program. AGSA Conference awards have a long history of recognizing outstanding achievement in the grain sciences and allied industries.

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Conference website - AGSA


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EuroNGOs push back annual conference to September 2017

The 2017 EuroNGOs conference, which focuses on protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in a time of growing populism, moves from May 2017 to September 2017. The two-day gathering explores and debates how populism affects SRHR in the context of global development, and focuses on pro-SRHR messaging and advocacy techniques. Detailed thematic tracks and sessions will be shared on the EuroNGOs website.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event page - EuroNGOs

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