GLOBVAC 2021 Conference
A global welcome and invitation to join the 11th GLOBVAC Conference!
The Centre for Global Health together with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health is hosting the GLOBVAC 2021 Conference on behalf of the Norwegian Research Council. This will be a free digital conference and is open to everyone. Researchers, students and practitioners are welcome to join to learn and discuss new global health projects. The GLOBVAC Conference in 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and has now been organized as a digital conference on April 20-21, 2021.
About the conference
The program, Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) ended its second period in 2020. With the end of the GLOBVAC program, this last conference will present and celebrate results and achievements from global health research from the last decades, while looking into the next decade to discuss future challenges.
The overarching theme of the conference will be the changing landscape of global health in the 21st century. With this conference, we want to present and celebrate results and achievements, while looking towards the next decade. What will be the main challenges in the years to come? How can the future research agenda build upon what has been achieved, while still focusing on the unfinished agenda and the unmet needs of low and middle-income counties (LMICs)? How will the opportunities of new technologies and a greater understanding of the necessity of working across sectors, boundaries and research disciplines affect the future?
The GLOBVAC program supports research that can contribute to sustainable improvements in health and health equity for people in LMICs. This map gives a global view of research projects financed through the GLOBVAC program.
A number of new themes and topics have appeared since the first GLOBVAC call, on global health and vaccination research, was announced some 15 years ago. The global burden of disease is increasingly moving towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the burden of mental health, injuries and chronic diseases puts pressure on already weak health systems in many LMICs. Still, infectious diseases pose the greatest burden of disease to the poorest populations of the world, including the Sub-Saharan African countries.