Health Events Calendar

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The Health Events Calender (HEC) lists events related to international health cooperation and global health relevant for SDC and Switzerland. Your proposals and comments are welcome!

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Molecular Biology, Epidemiology and Diagnostics of Malaria

1 September 2020  |  Pullman Hotel, Clarastrasse 43, 4058 Basel

Swiss TPH Molecular research approaches are instrumental in deepening our understanding of how pathogens cause infection, survive and multiply within their hosts, or spread among their host population. The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is delighted to announce a one-day symposium on Molecular Biology, Epidemiology and Diagnostics of Malaria, paying tribute to the great scientific achievements and passionate work of our dear colleagues Prof. Ingrid Felger and Prof. Hans-Peter Beck over the past 25 years at Swiss TPH. The stimulating scientific programme will feature talks from former students, long-standing colleagues and world-leaders in these respective fields of scientific inquiry.

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​The 20th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria

ICTMM2020 has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19

20-24 September 2020 |  Bangkok, Thailand

ICTMM2020 - On behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University and The Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand (PTAT), it is a great pleasure and an honor to invite you to attend the 20th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria (ICTMM2020) during 20-24 September 2020 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Thailand.

Every four years, ICTMM brings together more than 3,000 scientists, experts and professionals across the world. The Congress provides the opportunity for sharing research and experience in the field of tropical medicine and malaria through the Congress keynotes, plenary sessions, topic keynotes, symposia, oral and poster presentations, social programs and exhibition.

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​WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT 2020

25-27 October 2020  |  Berlin, Germany

WHS -"The World Health Summit really has put Germany on the map in terms of Global Health leadership. But also it brings together people who work in Global Health who are normally not sitting in the same room. That in itself is a major achievement and a necessity for future achievements." Peter Piot Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.

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​Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice

8-12 November 2020 |  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

6th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

hsr2020 Ten years on from the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, health systems around the world are still far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goal to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. They remain predominantly sick care systems - disconnected from the broader upstream forces influencing health. A fundamental paradigm shift is needed if health systems are to be equipped to address complex and interconnected health and development challenges. The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) will seek to break old silos and re-orient health systems to address public health and engage the political, social, and environmental forces that perpetuate health inequities and social injustices. It will explore how technological, data and social innovations can address these challenges, and how health systems research can support essential transformations in health systems.

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2020 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change

14-15 November 2020 |  Glasgow, UK

World Health Organisation (WHO) The 2020 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change with a special focus on Climate Justice, will convene at the margin of the COP26 UN climate change conference. The aim of the conference is to support and showcase Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement which are ambitious, based on the principles of justice and equity, and promote and protect health. It will also mobilize the rapidly growing movement of health professionals around the world who are now driving ambitious climate action.

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Impressum: The Health Events Calender (HEC) is edited for the SDC Health Network by Medicus Mundi Switzerland.

Contact: Martina Staenke (HEC editor, Medicus Mundi Switzerland)