Archive for April, 2007

04/26 Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (U01)

Eligible Applicants 

For profit organizations other than small businesses.  Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.  Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.  Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification) - Small businesses, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education. 

Agency Name:  National Institutes of Health - Description:  The NICHD invites applications from investigators willing to participate under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing multi-center international research network designed to perform randomized clinical trials, using common protocols, to reduce the major risk of maternal, neonatal, infant, and early childhood mortality and significant morbidity in resource-poor countries. The purpose of this solicitation is to complement the existing Global Network with the addition of Research Units from Africa and India. .
Link to Full Announcement:

04/23 Added Items for Proposals

Thanks to Dr. Tommaso Cavalli-Sforza, we have added 8 more documents under the PROPOSALS tab at the top of the ICGH Blog Home Page.

These include:

* 1-Philippines Reaching the Urban Poor
* 2-Vietnam Integrated Child Survival
* 3-Mongolia ICT supported Antenatal Care Management
* 4-Cambodia Mass Media Campaign on Healthy Pregnancy
* 5-Mongolia Upgrading Regional Nursing and MidWifery Education
* 6-Nutrition Information for Decision-Making
* 7-China Proposal Food Safety in Wet Markets
* 8-China Olympic Games 2008-Contingency Plans & Risk Communication in Food Safety

04/12 Grant–Regional Collaborative for the Pacific Basin-HRSA

Description - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces the availability of fiscal year 2007 funds for a grant program for a Regional Collaborative for the Pacific Basin to serve as a regional health policy body for the six Pacific Basin jurisdictions (American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau). The Regional Collaborative is intended to serve as a formal mechanism to discuss common health interests, problems and concerns; to promote and enhance a regional approach for cost-effective sharing of resources, information, and human expertise to advance health care improvements in the Pacific Basin; and to provide technical assistance to the Pacific Basin jurisdictions. Link to Full Announcement

04/11 New Silk Home Video - See Link

We just put on the internet site of the “” a new video on Laos and silk production.  Please inform Prof. Clausen and the others of the Consortium, if they wish to see a “beautiful” video!!!!!!.Comments welcome!! Thanks and regards.  Giovanni Deodato 

04/10 Links to Watch Breeze Meetings from March 2007


This document provides the URLs for viewing the BREEZE recordings from the Global Health Planning Meetings held at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, March 21-22, 2007.

There are four separate sessions listed by morning and afternoon times.

Thank you.

04/03 New Reference Areas

At the top of the BLOG, you will now see a new TAB for each of the following:

* Current Projects

* Proposals [currently under review]

04/02 Canadian Conference on International Health - November 2007

From: Lars Hallstrom and Lynn Patterson
Subject: Conference on International Health
 * Mark your calendars!   
Global Change and Health: Who are the Vulnerable?

14th Canadian Conference on International Health (CCIH) November 4-7, 2007 Ottawa, Canada.    See the following link: .
The call for abstracts is available at or email
The deadline is May 30th, 2007.