Global Health Roundup~08/20/2018

AIDS 2018: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
In Amsterdam this July, the 22nd International AIDS Conference brought together thousands of voices from the program, policy, governance, research, communication and activist realms that were all united in the fight to end AIDS. GHC members and partners drove many of the conversations from Management Sciences for Health’s conversation with Mark Dybul on how progress in ending HIV/AIDS has slowed down to the joint International AIDS Society-Lancet Commission report highlighting the need for integration of HIV/AIDS programming with other health services. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation, held a post-conference event to synthesize some of the key highlights from #AIDS2018 and leverage that momentum towards the continued fight to end AIDS.

Essay Time: What are Your Thoughts on Global Health Education & Practice?
Submissions are open for the 5th Annual CUGH Reflection Essay Contest. The essay contest is an opportunity to submit an essay about reflections in global health education and practice co-sponsored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), Child Family Health International, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Global Health, and Loyola University-Chicago Health Sciences Division. Trainees from undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels and global health faculty/practitioners are eligible to submit an essay to the contest. Essay submission by trainees and global health practitioners/educators from low-middle income countries is strongly encouraged. Submissions are due by midnight EDT on September 30.

Call for Abstracts: The 11th International Conference on Typhoid & Other Invasive Salmonelloses 
The Coalition against Typhoid and the Sabin Vaccine Institute invite people from all fields and backgrounds to submit for consideration abstracts and symposia exhibiting original research or innovative programs related to typhoid and other invasive salmonelloses. Submissions that introduce new ideas, research, and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both successes and failures, are encouraged. The accepted abstracts will be presented at the 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses in March 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The deadline for submission is October 15.

NEWS BITES

July 16: PATH announces a big change to its brand, propelling the 40-year-old organization into the future.

July 16: NTI receives a grant to create a Global Health Security Index that will assess countries’ capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond to high consequence biological events.

July 26: Prior to World Hepatitis Day, WHO calls for an urgent increase in hepatitis testing and treatment needed in order to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

August 1: A new report from WHO shows that three out of five babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life. When breastfeeding is delayed after birth, the consequences can be life-threatening, and the longer newborns are left waiting, the greater the risk.

August 17: Ebola reoccurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WHO and partners are scaling up operational readiness and preparedness in neighboring countries.