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Engaging in global health research

2nd Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research
Building capacity in Norway and in low- and middle-income countries. Trondheim, 18-19 October 2007

Thursday, October 18th:
Norway facing challenges in global health and vaccination research:

Session 1:
Global health challenges to the norwegian research community

Moderator: Paul Fife

Tore Godal, Office of the Prime Minister:
Enhanced efforts to improve child and maternal health: Research needs

Gunnar Kvåle, Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research:
Global health research at Norwegian research institutions: Status and challenges  LINK (pdf) PDF - 77 KB

Ann-Mari Svennerholm, Chair Globvac programme board:
Enhanced investments in global health and vaccination research: Status and challenges  LINK (pdf) PDF - 565 KB

Session 2:
Why some vaccines do not work in low- and middle-income countries

Moderator: Tore Godal, Office of the Prime Minister

David Sack, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Biological causes for differences in vaccination effectiveness  LINK (pdf) PDF - 642 KB

Peter Aaby, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen:
Vaccines in high-mortality countries have non-specific and sex-differential effects on child survival  LINK (pdf) PDF - 914 KB

Session 3:
DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND IMPROVED VACCINES

Moderator: Gunnar Bjune, University of Oslo

Dag Kvale, Ullevål University Hospital:
New immunogenic peptide-based HIV vaccines targeting dendrittic cells  LINK (pdf) PDF - 694 KB

Harleen Grewal, The Gade Institute & HaukelandUniversityHospital, Bergen:
Preparing for tuberculosis vaccine efficacy trials  LINK (pdf) PDF - 249 KB

Øyvind Halaas, The Norwegian Universityof Scienceand Technology:
Mycobacterium avium: nutrition and escaping immune detection

Session 4:
DEVELOPING VACCINES SPECIFICALLY FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD

Moderators: Tore Godal, Office of the Prime Minister and Gunnar Bjune, University of Oslo

Lisbeth Næss ('Best abstract'), Norwegian Institute of Public Health:
Immunogenicity of Fractional Dose Tetravalent A/C/Y/W135 Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine:  Results from a Non-inferiority Trial in Children and Teenagers in Uganda  LINK (pdf) PDF - 489 KB

Panel discussion with David Sack, Peter Aaby, Dag  Kvale, Harleen Grewal, Øyvind Halaas and Lisbeth Næss

Friday, October 19th:
Capacity building in Norway and in low- and middle-income countries

Session 1:
HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH

Moderator: Sigrun Møgedal, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Francis Omaswa, World Health Organization:
Measures to solve the health worker crisis in low income countries ? Research needs  LINK (pdf) PDF - 380 KB

Sanjoy Nayak, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam:
International political economy of highly-skilled migration: A case study of health professionals

Ottar Mæstad, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen:
Health workers availability and performance in Tanzania  LINK (pdf) PDF - 160 KB

Session 2:
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE RESEARCH CAPACITY IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

Moderator: Edvard Messelt, University of Oslo

Stephen Matlin, Global Forum for Health Research:
Building sustainable research and innovation systems for health: Complementary roles for high- middle- and low- income countries  LINK (pdf) PDF - 819 KB

James Tumwine, Makerere University Medical School:
Requirements for strengthening national health research systems in low income countries/How to achieve sustainable global health research capaticy in low resource settings  LINK (pdf) PDF - 284 KB

Gro Therese Lie, Department of Education and Health Promotion, Universityof Bergen:
Strengthening South-North collaboration in capacity building for global health research ? (the NUFU experience)  LINK (pdf) PDF - 296 KB

Session 3:
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE RESEARCH CAPACITY IN NORWAY

A) How to recruit Norwegian scientists to global health research
Moderator: Ann-Mari Svennerholm,Chair, Globvac programme board

Gunnar Bjune,Universityof Oslo, Thorkild Tylleskär,Universityof Bergen,
Nina Emaus,Universityof Tromsø:
Capacity building at Norwegian Universities
Ingunn Marie S. Engebretsen,Universityof Bergen:
Measures  to improve conditions for recruits in global health research  LINK (pdf) PDF - 1,2 MB

Gunnar Kvåle,Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research:
Building a Norwegian research school in global health research  LINK (pdf) PDF - 60 KB

B) Potential for public-private partnerships in Norway                                                               
Moderator: Birger Sørensen,Chair, Norwegian Bioindustry Association

Kristin Ingstad Sandberg:
The public perspective: Who wins what?  LINK (pdf) PDF - 68 KB
Birger Sørensen:
The private perspective  LINK (pdf) PDF - 200 KB

Session 4:
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE RESEARCH CAPACITY - ? To do a lot at home and a lot abroad?

Moderator: Kårstein Måseide, The Research Council of Norway

How should limited Norwegian resources be spent to build research capacity in Norway and abroad?

Panel discussion PDF - 15 KB with keynote speakers

CONCLUDING REMARKS
by Ann-Mari Svennerholm and Gunnar Kvåle

 

Published:
11.12.2007