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Women Deliver: closing the gap for reproductive and maternal health—call for papers

The Lancet is planning a special issue to coincide with the Women Deliver conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 28–30, 2013. They are calling for high quality submissions that address reproductive, maternal, and newborn health globally.

A direct link to the call for papers is given above.

Manuscripts should be submitted online by Dec 14, 2012.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 28 Aug 2012
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Journalists from low/middle income countries are invited to apply: travel, expenses, registration

Journalists from low and middle income countries are invited to apply for support for travel, expenses and registration to attend a major global conference on health systems research, to be held in Beijing: 31 October to 3 November 2012. Leading experts and speakers from across the world will be participating in the ground-breaking meeting centred on the theme of Inclusion and Innovation towards Universal Health Coverage and which will showcase research on the way health systems do and don't work.

The meeting, the 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, is being hosted by the Peking University Health Science Center, and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) through the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and Special Programme for Research
and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR); and BRAC University in Bangladesh.

PLEASE NOTE: 31 August, 2012 is the deadline for applications. Application forms and information are available on the Symposium website in the media section.

For more information contact:
• Susan Jupp, Symposium communications,
• Jamie Guth, Communications Manager, WHO/TDR,, +41 22 7912289

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Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)-PLoS Collection on Maternal Health

Interesting articles on the PLoS site regarding Maternal and Child health.

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Article: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Maternal Health Guidelines in Burkina Faso, Ghana & Tanzania

This bookmark links to the Implementation Science article: ‘How to know what you need to do’: a cross country comparison of maternal health guidelines in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania'. The article looks at the guidelines for clinical research in each country and the barriers to these being used effectively in practice, and how the guidelines might be altered.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 8 Aug 2012
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On May 25, 2012, Grand Challenges Canada announced Stars in Global Health: Round 4 Request for Proposals, a unique program that enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions.

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Bookmarked by Francois van Loggerenberg on 18 Jul 2012
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