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Call for Applications: TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowships

Researchers from low and middle income countries (LMICs) are invited to apply for the fourth round of the WHO/TDR Career Development Fellowship (CDF) on clinical research & development (clinical R&D). Successful candidates will be placed with leading product development institutions, including pharmaceutical companies that are participating in the fellowship programme (“host institutions”). The goal is to develop human resources to promote high quality clinical R&D in LMICs. It is expected that qualified professionals will enhance LMICs’ product development capacity on diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations.
The host institutions will train individuals in situ in order to develop specialized skills not readily taught in academic centres, including R&D project management, regulatory requirements and good health research practices. On returning to their home institutions, the fellows are expected to become an important resource for institutional capacity development to undertake and manage clinical research in accordance with international regulatory requirements and standards.

All applications must be received by 7th October 2012 at the latest.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on Aug. 24, 2012
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Born Healthy: Giving everyone the best start for life

The Born Healthy programme was established by the PHG Foundation as a response to the urgent need to reduce the burden of birth defects in developing countries.

As initiatives to tackle diseases like malaria and HIV AIDS show positive results, birth defects become the leading cause of childhood death in low and middle income countries. Every year, around eight million babies are born with birth defects, and at least three million children die. Many more face a lifetime of disability, poverty and stigma.

Amid competing demands on limited resources, health professionals need to be able to make a compelling case for new programmes and services. The PHG Health Needs Assessment Toolkit for Congenital Disorders is a comprehensive and innovative system that provides a roadmap for collecting evidence of health needs and engaging stakeholders in planning and implementing strategies for prevention, treatment and care that reflect their local circumstances.

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Bookmarked by Kimberly Sollis on July 31, 2012
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PATH: Centre for Point of Care Diagnostics Training Courses

The Centre for Point of Care Diagnostics is part of PATH's Global Health Diagnostics (GHDx) Center, led by the University of Washington Department of Global Health, Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases), and Laboratory Medicine, offers a four-tier progressive training program to engage individuals with varied experience and backgrounds from the fields of assay and device development, clinical laboratories, and disease specialties.

The Global Health Diagnostic (GHDx) courses create a networked group of POC test developers and POC test users from low-resource settings for training in state-of-the-art technology and challenges for global health in low-resource settings. Networking and collaboration among individuals with this unique skill set is more likely to result in the development of technologies appropriate for use in low-resource settings, thus expediting the transition from research to meaningful clinical use.

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Bookmarked by Kimberly Sollis on July 27, 2012
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STARS IN GLOBAL HEALTH: ROUND 4

On May 25, 2012, Grand Challenges Canada announced Stars in Global Health: Round 4 Request for Proposals, a unique program that enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions.

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Bookmarked by Francois van Loggerenberg on July 18, 2012
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iAMscientist is a global community of science, technology and medical researchers

iAMscientist is a global community of science, technology and medical researchers who come together to accelerate research, support career development and drive the distribution of discoveries.

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Bookmarked by Francois van Loggerenberg on July 17, 2012
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