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New open-access, online journal: Infectious Diseases of Poverty

A new, online journal has been launched, containing open access articles relating to infectious diseases.

Infectious Diseases of Poverty ( ) has been launched at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on 2nd November, in partnership with the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD), China CDC.

The journal will contain a range of aricles relating to infectious diseases in poor regions of the world, including health systems research. All articles are peer reviewed, and translated into six languages, thanks to an agreement with Translators without Borders, who also work with the Global Health Network.

The Editor-in-Chief Professor Xiao-Nong Zhou, Director of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC, writes: "The Infectious Diseases of Poverty journal aims to build on the 'One health, One world' approach recommended by the Global Report for Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty ( ), which was published in April by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. The new journal welcomes all groups who are engaged in research on infectious diseases - scientific investigators, academic societies, physicians, decision makers, research funders, patient advocacy groups, educational organizations. Welcome and join us!"

The link to this new online journal is here: and users can sign up for article alerts.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 12 Nov 2012
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Second Round of Mass General Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) is a global consortium of academic, clinical, corporate and implementation partners working to expedite and improve affordable medical technology development for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). CAMTech’s mission is to co-create, test and deploy innovative, high-quality and affordable health technologies to improve health outcomes in the poorest regions of the world. CAMTech’s first priority area will focus on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH).

Please follow this link to access the second round of innovation awards announcement.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 6 Nov 2012
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Health Situation Analysis in the African Region, Atlas of Health Statistics, 2012

The Atlas of Health Statistics, 2012, which provides a health situation analysis of WHO’s African Region, is the most significant data output of the African Health Observatory ( Now in its second edition, the Atlas is building on the ground-breaking work that was carried out in preparing the initial edition. Not only has it been updated for 2012, but its coverage has expanded and further indicators have been included.

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Bookmarked by Francois van Loggerenberg on 31 Oct 2012
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eSCART - electronic Short Course on Antiretroviral Therapy

eSCART is an electronic short course on antiretroviral therapy being offered by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, on the antiretroviral treatment of HIV patients in low-resource settings.

eSCART targets health care professionals (physicians and clinical officers) working in low-resource settings and has been designed to increase accessibility to training from remote areas in the field of HIV/AIDS care.
The next eSCART will start on 18th of February 2013 and it is accredited with 3 ECTS by the tropEd network and the MPH-IH course at ITM.

Deadline for application is end of October.

Some scholarships will be available and attributed in a competitive manner. For more information click on the "Interested?" button.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 18 Oct 2012
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2nd Award for individuals in the developing world who have made a significant contribution to Open Access. The application form for nominations follows the announcement.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 16 Oct 2012
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