May 2018

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) has called on all governments, industry, NGOs, health professionals, public and private research organizations to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).Antimicrobial drugs have played a key role in both prevention and curing infections. However, overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in humans, animals, and agriculture; gaps in infection prevention and control; lack of quality medicines; and inadequate investments in new drug development may place the breakthroughs in the treatment of infectious diseases over the past 50 years, in peril.The Federation, that has been promoting global health for over 50 years, is urging stakeholders in health to ensure that public health remains at the center of all policy and scientific endeavors. WFPHA in a May 22, 2018 press release proposes the establishment of antibiotic efficacy “as a global public good”.This is one of

Deadline: June 4, 2018 Dates: November 7-8, 2018 Venue: University of Neuchâtel About the workshop The Swiss Public Health Conference 2018 focuses on the contribution of social sciences on population’s health. A good understanding of health determinants not only offers options to complement the health care system but also helps to understand why Switzerland is often struggling to introduce effective health policies and how this situation can be overcome.  The conference is aimed at public health experts from research and practice and is intended to show the full scope of the conference theme. It is designed to provide inspiration and ideas why a good theory is needed for a good practice and shows concrete options for actions.   Abstracts may be submitted as follows: Forms of presentation Poster The selection of posters should reflect the great variety of public health topics in Switzerland. The posters will remain hanging throughout the

[caption id="attachment_6622" align="alignleft" width="410"] CARTA Fellows participate in the REDCap Regional Training in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO/EKILONZO[/caption]CARTA held a successful three-day regional REDCap data management training workshop for CARTA fellows in Nairobi, Kenya from May 8-10, 2018. REDCap also Research Electronic Data Capture in full, is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.The 35 fellows, from Cohort seven and eight, were drawn from the East and Southern Africa region. They attended the one-of-its-kind workshop where they learned how to use the REDCap software for data collection and dataset management.  The three-day intensive training was spearheaded by CARTA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Emmanuel Otukpa, and was co-facilitated by an expert on the software, Mapule Nhlapho, from the University of the Witwatersrand Biomedical Informatics Center.The fellows gained skills on longitudinal data collection along with advanced data management techniques. They also were taken

Deadline: June 1 Dates: October 1 – 6, 2018Venue: Nairobi, KenyaWorkshop aimTo equip CARTA post-doctoral early career researchers and other researchers to develop a successful and substantial proposal for a personal award to support their research, a research grant or large project that they will lead.Workshop learning objectivesTo write a proposal that answers a research question that is in the participant’s area of expertise To understand how to structure and write the proposal including literature review, methodology, methods including analysis plans, and impact plans To understand the process of developing a research proposal including identifying funding sources, tailoring a proposal to funding sources, drawing on expertise, developing a budget, management plan, and dissemination strategy. To seek and receive a critique of research ideas and plans and to integrate feedback into a proposal To successfully work to a submission deadline.Workshop structure