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).
The deadline for registration to the GLOBVAC conference 2017 is extended to 28 February. Be quick to register if you want to secure accommodation at the conference hotel. Prepare for exciting key notes, symposia, poster presentations, art exhibition, organ concert and interesting discussions about global health!
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.
The GLOBVAC-program at The Research Council of Norway has contributed financially to develop a new vaccine against the deadly rotavirus. The vaccine was recently introduced in India's Universal Immunization Program.
The Research Council's Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) represents a major and beneficial component of Norway’s efforts to promote global health, according to the findings of a mid-term evaluation of the programme.