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March/April 2011

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Africaís medical educators gather for historic inaugural MEPI meeting

Optimism was in the air at the inaugural meeting of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) held in South Africa.
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Fogarty hosts global health advocate Crisp

During a well-attended lecture on capacity building, Lord Nigel Crisp encouraged support for the education and training of health workers in their own countries.
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Focus: the global health cost of addiction

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NIH aids Chile, Haiti with equipment loans

Five tons of scientific and laboratory equipment from the NIH arrived in Chile to assist numerous Chilean university research laboratories and facilities damaged by the February 2010 earthquake and tsunami.
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  • NIH/PEPFAR Collaboration for Implementation Science and Impact Evaluation (R01)
    The NIH, in collaboration with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, is soliciting applications for support for implementation science projects that will inform the Presidentís Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as they develop more efficient and cost-effective methods to deliver HIV prevention, treatment, and care on a large scale.
    Deadline: July 7, 2011

  • Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development
    USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the Government of Norway, and the World Bank have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. The partnership seeks groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings around the time of delivery.
    Deadline: April 29 2011

  • Grand Challenges Explorations
    Grand Challenges Explorations, open to anyone from any discipline, fosters innovation in global health research. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges.
    Deadline: May 19, 2011

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