March 22, 2018: Action Canada and CARE Canada to host panel on empowering women in emergencies

Action Canada and CARE Canada have organized activists, parliamentarians, and humanitarian actors to discuss best practices and remaining gaps for upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health information and services in humanitarian settings.  Highlighted by a keynote speech from the Minister of International Development and la Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, the discussion will focus on how sexual and reproductive healthcare in emergencies saves lives.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Event website - Action Canada

Canada Global health

April 5, 2018: Seminar explores rights of newborns in relation to maternal health policies

Are the rights of newborns dismissed, so long as the maternal care agenda is in place for mothers? This seminar will discuss the ethics and politics of the rights of newborns, and why these rights are often ignored in the postnatal period, specifically in low -and middle- income countries. This seminar is part of the seminar series “Global Health Unpacked”, in which speakers come from both the University of Oslo, as well as international universities. The aim is to foster interdisciplinary research.

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event website - University of Oslo

Norway Global health

April 14-15, 2018: Annual conference on global health and innovation Conference takes place at Yale University

Unite for Site, a global health nonprofit, hosts its 15th Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC). This conference takes place annually at Yale University, in New Haven, CT. GHIC is the largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference in the world. It welcomes over 2,000 participants, including professionals and students, from all US states and 55 countries around the world. Participants represent all sectors of international development, global health, and social entrepreneurship.

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Event webpage – Unite for Site

April 15-19, 2018: International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases in Melbourne

The International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases provides a forum for scientific, clinical and public health experts, as well practitioners and students, to hear the latest developments regarding pneumococcal disease.

The program includes components on vaccines, genomics, diagnosis, and epidemic outbreaks. Several of the sessions will focus on indigenous and vulnerable populations.

Event website – ISPPD

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June 14-15, 2018: PNG Update Conference

The major annual conference on development in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the PNG Update Conference, is co-hosted by PNG University’s School of Business and Public Policy and the Australian National University. The theme for 2018 is ‘PNG in the year of APEC’, reflecting PNG’s role as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2018. Issues covered will include PNG’s economic outlook, regional economic relationships, human security, and community health.

PNG is Australia’s closest neighbor and largest development partner. It is also strategically important, particularly regarding health security.

Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Event website – Devpolicy

Australia Global health

July 1-5, 2018: World’s first malaria congress takes place in Melbourne

The inaugural World Congress on Malaria aims to unify and inspire the malaria community around a common sense of purpose, with a perspective that links malaria to the wider objectives of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Session topics include innovation for the elimination of malaria, encouraging goal-driven leadership, and putting people at the center of malaria elimination. Organizers include senior representatives from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, and the Burnet Institute, as well as the regional malaria initiative APLMA.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - World Malaria Congress

Australia Global health Global health R&D

July 1-5, 2018: First Malaria World Congress held in Melbourne

The first Malaria World Congress aims to bring together the global malaria community and consolidate efforts for the elimination of malaria.

The conference includes various discussion sessions, feeding into a final round table and joint declaration by leaders, committing to the goal of malaria elimination in the Asia-Pacific region by 2030.

The sessions will be held at the Melbourne Convention and exhibition Centre. Registration for the conference is now open.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event website – Malaria World Congress

Australia Global health

July 1-4, 2018: Microbiology Conference

The Australian Society for Microbiology hosts its annual conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference will include sessions on antimicrobial resistance. Confirmed plenary speakers come from universities and medical research institutes in Australia, the US, and Austria.

Registrations for the conference opens on February 19, 2018.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event website – Australian Society for Microbiology

Australia Global health Global health R&D

March 5-9, 2018: WASH Futures Conference 2018 in Australia

The WASH Reference Group, consisting of NGOs, academia and private-sector players, is hosting the annual WASH Futures conference. The conference aims to bring together international and Australian experts, to discuss meeting water sanitation and hygiene needs, as well as to strengthen and improve the quality of Australia’s response to the global sanitation and water crisis.

Key speakers include Barbara Evans from the University of Leeds, and Val Curtis from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Themes that will be covered include financing and investing in sustainable systems, equity, urban communities and women, and WASH.

Location: Brisbane, Australia 

Event website – WASH Futures

Australia Global health

September 17-21, 2018: EDCTP 9th annual forum

The European and Developing countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP) annual forum will bring together African and European scientists, policy makers, funders, and global health partners in clinical research and development (R&D) for poverty-related diseases. The forum provides an opportunity for researchers to share new results and network with international colleagues.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Website - EDCTP

EU Global health Global health R&D