The World Health Statistics 2013 contains the WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. This year, it also includes highlight summaries on the topics of reducing the gaps between the world’s most-advantaged and least-advantaged countries, and on current trends in official development assistance (ODA) for health.
Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) – Ethiopia
Ethiopia made available more than 1800 medical books to improve the quality of medical education
An interactive documentation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in Africa
Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, to be held in Recife, Brazil, on 10–13 November 2013.
Call for papers
CDC Builds Public Health Capacity through the Medical Education Partnership Initiative, published in the newsletter of the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, Center for Global Health, US CDC
WHO's Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS) is increasing free access to WHO published material in the six official languages with its growing collection of more than 50,000 records consisting of WHO publications, technical documents, guidelines and governing bodies material. This is now the place for health workers, researchers, students, policy makers, national institutions and WHO Member States around the world to find WHO published material.
WHO Library website
The Fogarty International Center has released a funding opportunity announcement for the new Global Health Research and Research Training eCapacity Initiative (R25). This initiative aims to support innovative research education programs to teach researchers at low and middle income country (LMIC) institutions the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into global health research and research training. Proposed programs should significantly increase the ability of researchers to use, adapt and integrate ICT approaches, thus establishing electronic capacity (eCapacity) at LMIC institutions. This funding opportunity aims to leverage the research capacity established by current or former Fogarty International Center research and research training grants through direct links with these awards. EligibilityApplicants must be Principal Investigators or collaborators from current or former Fogarty research, research training or research education grants. The focus of the capacity building activities of the application must be institutions in LMICs as defined by the World Bank. View full eligibility details in the program announcement.
Application Deadlines: May 15, 2013; May 15, 2014
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Laura Povlich, Ph.D.
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Telephone: (301) 827-2227
Global Education & Technology Health Summit
February 6-7, 2013
New York City, USA
"The GETHealth Summit aims to bridge the health workforce gap in developing countries through new partnerships between innovators in Global Health Education and Information Technology. The Summit will bring together leaders in health, education and IT to discuss and develop initiatives designed to empower providers in the most resource-limited communities in the world."