Dear Centre leaders,
Greetings from the INDEPTH Training and Resource Centre. We hope you had a fruitful week. We have the following items for your kind attention
AGM2017 Countdown - meeting in Dubai a few weeks to go.
CHESS Application to Wellcome Trust - Osman expects to hear from Work Package Leaders soon
Nairobi HDSS: Long and Healthy lives for all Africans achievable within a generation
Arsenic shown to cause diarrhoea and affect lung function
1. AGM2017 Countdown - meeting in Dubai a few weeks to go.
This year the INDEPTH Annual General Meeting will be held from 11-13 December 2017 in Dubai, UAE and we are happy to announce that the online registration link is still activated at (Click to Register). So far the following centre leaders have registered:
AHRI, South Africa
Agincourt, South Africa
Cross River , Nigeria
Dikgale, South Africa
Gilgel Gibe, Ethiopia
Kaya, Burkina Faso
Kilite Awlaelo, Ethiopia
Nanoro, Burkina Faso
Ougadougou , Burkina Faso
PiH, Papua New-Guinea
Nouna, Burkina Faso
Taabo, Côte d'Ivoire
We encourage all centre leaders who have not already done so to register now.
The Arabian Park Hotel, venue of the 2017 AGM in Dubai is requesting all participants to complete the attached form to aid the processing of visas. The visa requirements are:
Clear passport size photograph - Dimensions: 4.3 cm x 5.5 cm, File Size: 40 KB Type: jpg Colored and clear
Clear and valid passport copy of each Guest - (minimum validity of 6 months prior to arrival).
The hotel will require arrival dates of all participants. Hence we strongly encourage all centres leaders to provide their flight details to the Resource Centre as soon as possible for onward transmission to the Hotel.
2. CHESS Application to Wellcome Trust - Osman expects to hear from Work Package Leaders soon
Work package leaders are kindly requested to send the draft descriptions of the work packages to Osman next week. He is also expecting the Co-applicant details for the Wellcome Trust Application.
3. Nairobi HDSS: Long and Healthy lives for all Africans achievable within a generation
Lancet brought up the subject in his opening remarks at the launch of the Lancet Commission report on the future of health in Africa.Fairy tales are usually not the subject of discussions at scientific research institutions. But on September 14, 2017, Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief at The "Sub-Saharan African countries have been described as a group of sleeping beauties, under the influence of a cruel fairy hoping for a Prince Charming," he said in his keynote remarks at the APHRC campus. "However, the message of the report is one of hope: the continent can attain the same opportunities for health and long life as the rest of the world by 2030." To realize this vision, a radical shift in policy and practice is necessary. Read more
4. Arsenic shown to cause diarrhoea and affect lung function
Those exposed to arsenic in Bangladesh may be at higher risk of childhood respiratory tract infection and diarrhoea, suggests a new systematic review by icddr,b. Read more