Note 9

 

The next several months will see IAMP members called upon to participate in several dissemination events.

Beginning with the G8+ G8+ science Academies STATEMENT ON WATER AND HEALTH, we hope that all members will sign up so that it can be disseminated as an IAMP-supported document. For those academies that have not signed up, the deadline is 1 September and the document is attached to this mail and also available here (http://www.iamp-online.org/news_item.2011-08-01.4514348571)

Secondly IAMP will participate in the dissemination of a Gates-fundedreport on “Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world”, launched in November 2010 in the Lancet.  Please see http://tinyurl.com/5tkx4mp.  Academies will be contacted shortly with the dissemination package.

Thank you to all those academies which nominated participants for the first IAMP Young Physicians event to be held in conjunction with the World Health Summit in Berlin on 21 October 2011. Over 40 nominations were received for 20 slots. The successful candidates have now been informed and arrangements are underway for what we hope will be an exciting event. For more information on the YPL and WHS please see (http://www.worldhealthsummit.org/newsletter/2011-whs-newsletter-no4/#c5442 )

We continue to receive the support of our academies and several documents and reports have recently been placed on the website.
The Academia Nacional de Medicina (Buenos Aires) has translated the IAMP statement on the health Co-benefits of climate change mitigation and it can be found (http://tinyurl.com/HCBCCMupdate ). We very much appreciate this effort and will be happy to link to other academies translating our documents.
The Nigeria Academy of Science convened a workshop on Agriculture for Improved Nutrition of Women and Children in Nigeria and appreciate feedback from member academies on a number of policy briefs here (http://tinyurl.com/NIGERIAiamp)
The UK Academy of Medical Sciences published a report examining the use of ‘ANIMALS CONTAINING HUMAN MATERIAl’ (ACHM) in scientific research. The report lays particularly emphasis on the need for a coordinated international approach.  More information is available at (http://tinyurl.com/UKNAM