Archive for May, 2014

A Competition for Research Students into Malaria & NTDs

In: Past Events • May 29th, 2014

Concept Note for Research Students September

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Focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo & Nigeria Innovation and Action in those Countries

In: Past Events • May 29th, 2014

Tuesday 6th May 5pm, Thatcher Room , Portcullis House, Westminster.

Focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo & Nigeria – “Innovation and Action” in those countries

Prudence Hamade, MB, CHB, MRCPCH, Senior Technical Adviser, the Malaria Consortium, will talk about the Consortium’s Seasonal Malaria Control  Programme in Nigeria.

She will include some information on their future scale up plans.

Pierre Hugo, Director, Access and Delivery Africa, Medicines for Malaria Venture
with the aid of Professor Christian Burri, Head Department of Medicines Research, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute and

Asif Ali, Programme Manager, Clinton Health Access Initiative will give a joint presentation on the projects in the DRC and Nigeria on their severe malaria control projects.
Professor Burri on the DRC, Asif Ali on the Nigeria project (work which has been funded by MMV).   They will explain the current position, lessons learned and future developments of these projects.

 

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A joint meeting of the APPGs “Financing the Fight: Reaching the Tipping Point Against HIV, TB and Malaria”

In: Past Events • May 28th, 2014

Tuesday 10th June 5pm
A joint meeting of the APPGs
Financing the Fight: Reaching the Tipping Point Against HIV, TB and Malaria”

Speakers included:

Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Following the Global Fund’s recent achievements, in restoring its level of funding Mark Dybul spoke about GFATM’s current strategy and accelerating progress to pass the tipping point in each of the epidemics.

Azra Ghani, Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis Analysis & Modelling Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College focused on the likely impact (on cases, deaths, lives saved) and total cost of global strategies which is work they are doing as part of the WHO Global Technical Strategy goal setting for 2016-2025.

Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership 

Discussed the importance of supporting operational innovation in order to accelerate progress made against TB.

 

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