Call for applications from training institutions: Selection of universities to manage TDR International Post Graduate Training Scheme (2015 to 2019)
TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is calling for applications from universities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to host and manage the TDR international post graduate training scheme on implementation research (IR). The long term goal is to strengthen capacity of disease endemic countries for identifying public health needs, develop appropriate solutions and translate them into policy and practice for improved health and well-being of their populations.
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20th KEIO MEDICAL SCIENCE PRIZE
INVITATION FOR NOMINATION
Keio University Medical Science Fund is now accepting nominations for the Keio Medical Science Prize 2015. Established in 1996, Keio University annually awards the Keio Medical Science Prize to recognize researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of medicine or life sciences.
ASEAN-NDI Initiates Research Collaborations on Traditional Medicine
With the vision of advancing together as one community, delegates from the ASEAN member states convened on June 26 – 27, 2014 for the 1st ASEAN – Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicine Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) Community of Practice on Traditional Medicine Meeting at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Philippines.
Presenting the ASEAN-NDI initiatives, Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, the ASEAN-NDI Secretariat Coordinator, emphasized the need to develop collaborative innovations on traditional medicine in addressing the escalating cost and poor access to modern medicine, which were prevalent in some ASEAN countries.
ASEAN-NDI SBP, catalyst for collaborative innovation in health R & D
Stakeholders of the ASEAN – Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicine Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) convened last June 5 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Philippines, to discuss the network’s Strategic Business Plan (SBP), learn from the best practices/experience of other regional R&D innovation networks in China and Africa, and lay down plans for ASEAN-NDI, including the proposed activities and funding opportunities for the network.