The primary objective of the GLOBVAC programme is to support high-quality research with potential for high impact that can contribute to sustainable improvements in health and health equity for poor people in low- and lower-middle income countries (LMIC).
Incomplete abortion is one of the main causes of obstetric complications in Malawi. Surgical management with curettage is the most common treatment, despite WHO’s recommendation to use manual vacuum aspiration (MVA). Researchers are looking to see whether training health personnel in MVA can increase the use of this method.
Follow the GLOBVAC Conference 2017 here! All plenary sessions will be streamed live from Tuesday 09:00 CET.
Friday's press release from the government about additional funding to GLOBVAC for NOK 35 million per year for 3 years, in total NOK 105 million, is a follow up of Norad's advice to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In Mangochi in Malawi, researchers have mapped local food intake and habits to arrive at simple and accessible nutrition advice for pregnant women. They are now testing how village volunteers can teach women to make small modifications to common dishes. The aim is to improve the intake and uptake of important nutrients during pregnancy, and increase the weight of both the mothers and their babies.
The GLOBVAC programme sponsored attendance for three young scientists at the Eighth EDCTP Forum in Lusaka, Zambia on 6-9 November 2016.
Nordforsk announces a new call within the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare which will be launched in the beginning of February 2017. Applications for funding of Nordic PhD education courses in the area of register-based research will be invited.
A large multinational project seeks to find out whether malaria treatment will improve the health of children with anaemia after discharge from hospital. The researchers will also study whether this could be a simple, cost-effective method to prevent disease, readmission to hospital and even death.
GLOBVAC also received 106 poster abstracts before deadline. Successful applicants will be contacted by the programme committee.
The Research Council is launching a call for innovation projects and formative dialogue research aiming to help combat poverty. Here are the presentations from the meeting on June 21st.
Through the new funding mechanism Visjon2030 there will be a call for innovation projects in education and health aiming to help combat poverty, and a call on formative dialogue reseach to follow the innovation projects from start to end. Welcome to an information meeting 21 June.