June 26, 2018: AFD and Expertise France host event on health and security in the Sahel

The French Development Agency (AFD) and Expertise France host a conference entitled 'Health and safety of populations in the Sahel', to discuss how to better target their health interventions in the region and leverage innovative operating methods. Speakers will include Rémy Rioux, Director of AFD; Sébastien Mosneron Dupin, Director of Expertise France; Daouda Maiga, Governor of Ménaka, Mali; Xavier Crespin, former Director General of the West African Health Organization; and Issa Guire, Chief Medical Officer, Djibo District, Burkina Faso. 

Location: Paris, France

Registration - Eventbrite (in French)

France 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

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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

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IPPF and Rutgers host pre-conference focused on SRHR ahead of AIDS 2018 Conference

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Rutgers University organize the first-ever pre-conference ahead of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), which takes place in Amsterdam in July 2018. The pre-conference focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

The one-day pre-conference hosts up to 100 participants and focuses on fostering thematic learning and networking, facilitating global connections, and further uniting HIV and SRHR responses to achieve the ambitious targets set within the SGDs. Discussion will include 'lessons learned' on the impact of the Global Gag Rule

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Event website: Share-Net

Netherlands Global health

August 22-23, 2018: Development Research Conference 2018: Rethinking Development

In August 2018 the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency will host a conference on development research on the topic of Rethinking Development. The purpose of the conference is to create a multidisciplinary forum for research on development issues in low-income countries. The conference offers a platform for dialogue between researchers and relevant authorities, organizations and practitioners.

Deadline for registration is 30 June.

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Event website - University of Gothenburg


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

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September 24, 2018: Australasian HIV and AIDS conference

Australia’s major HIV/AIDS conference is open for registration.  This is organized annually by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexual Health Medicine. Participants attend the conference from throughout the Asia and Pacific region. Presentations and sessions for 2018 include changing HIV epidemiology, community engagement, and the future of antiretroviral therapy and new drugs. Other specific topics include HIV regulation, the law and rights, and vaccines and immunopathogenesis.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - ASHM 

September 26, 2018: Australian public health conference 2018

The Australian Public Health Association is holding its annual conference in September 2018. This is the forty-fifth year of the conference, which will focus on leadership in public health challenges for local and planetary communities. It provides an opportunity for public health professionals to connect and discuss innovative ideas.

Location: Cairns City, Australia

Event website - PHAA

Australia Global health