Archive for category: Also in the News

Final Report to Forum 2012 on ‘Beyond Aid: Research and Innovation as key drivers for Health, Equity and Development’…

Forum 2012, which was held between 24 and 26 April 2012 in Cape Town, was the beginning of an exciting new series of the well-known and respected Global Forum for Health Research meetings.  Under the theme of ”Beyond Aid… Research and Innovation as key drivers for Health, Equity and Development”, Forum 2012 focused on potential solutions– in low- and […]

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Update on ‘Youth in Motion’…

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During the 3 days of Forum 2012 (24-26 April), a group of young people gathered from around the world, with a diverse collection of backgrounds: from universities and research institutes, private companies, think tanks, NGOs and government departments. These people met to share their experiences and to discuss solutions to pressing health and development challenges. […]

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Bringing the Lab to the Patient: Developing Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Resource Limited Settings

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The American Academy of Microbiology has released its newest colloquium report, “Bringing the Lab to the Patient: Developing Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Resource Limited Settings.” The report is based on a colloquium convened in September 2011, where a diverse group of participants discussed three important questions:         What diseases or medical conditions would benefit most from […]

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Porter un regard neuf sur la manière de résoudre les problèmes de santé en Afrique…

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Par Carel IJsselmuiden Il y a quelques semaines, le ministère sud-africain de la Santé, de la Science et de la Technologie, et le Groupe du Conseil pour la Recherche et le Développement sur la Santé (COHRED, Council for Health Research and Development) ont accueilli plus de 400 participants venus de circonscriptions et de disciplines différentes […]

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New Video: Dr. Hassan Mshinda on S&T, development and the partnership with COHRED

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Dr. Hassan Mshinda, Director General of Tanzania’s Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), speaks to the Forum 2012 video interview team about how Tanzanian researchers and scientists are coming to the fore in the development of the country. Click Here

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So, what have our friends and partners been saying about Forum 2012?

‘Forum 2012′ mentions in partner newsletters and websites See the latest edition of the EQUINET Newsletter in which Rene Loewenson has an article titled: Aid or Innovation to build equity in health and development in Africa? Views from Forum 2012 Blog from Health Sciences and Technologies for Development titled: ‘Back from Forum 2012 in Cape Town, […]

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Mobile health: Saving lives

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By Gabi Falanga In a session on Mobile health, panellists discussed various ways in which mobile technology is being used in the health field, to provide health assistance not only to patients, but also to healthcare workers. Panellists discussed how mobile health (mhealth) is being used to provide citizens with important health information, combat counterfeit […]

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Video: Laura Garciandia speaks to Merge Berer and Dr. Walter Flores on health, inequality and social justice

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Check out Laura Garciandia’s Forum 2012 video interviews with Dr. Walter Flores and Marge Berer at Forum 2012: health, inequality and social justice… Click here to see the video

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Doctor, this isn’t our disease, it’s yours!

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By Gabi Falanga Twenty-five years ago, Dr Abhay Bang and his wife went to Gadchiroli – the poorest, least developed district in the state of Maharashtra, India. The young doctors were delighted, for want of a more appropriate word, when they discovered that 15% of the population carried the gene for sickle cell disease. But […]

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Forum 2012 calls upon countries to maintain support to research and innovation for health…development…

By Gabi Falanga Cape Town, 26 April 2012 – Forum 2012 on the theme Beyond Aid…Research and Innovation as key drivers for Health, Equity and Development, was held in Cape Town, South Africa this week. The Forum examined the prospects for a new vision of development that looked ‘beyond aid’, by focusing on developing capacities […]

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