Weekly round-up #152

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Weekly Round-up #152


Welcome to Weekly Round-up #152. Along with our usual updates about jobs, funding, publications and events, this week we're getting involved with World NTD day - and would encourage you all to do so as well.

World NTD Day 2021

On Saturday 30 January 2021, VALIDATE will be supporting the second annual World NTD Day, highlighting the anniversary of the landmark 2012 London Declaration on NTDs and the global need to eradicate NTDs - with leishmaniasis and leprosy being particularly relevant to VALIDATE. To mark this important day, we will be active throughout the week on social media and, on the day itself, we will be doing 24 hours of tweets drawing attention to our members' amazing work in the fight against NTDs. Follow us on Twitter and take part by Tweeting about your work using the hashtag #WorldNTDDay.


Find all other funding opportunities on our external funding page.

Training Opportunities and Events

More opportunities are to be found on our Training and Events pages.


Job Opportunities:

​There are many more relevant career opportunities on our jobs page.


Check out our Publications Page for members' publications and email validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk if you have something you would like to add.


Highlights on Twitter this week:

Lots of activity in the run up to Saturday's World NTD Day, including LSHTM researcher Dr Emma Harding-Esch sharing useful information about World NTD day, the Taskforce for Global Health discussing World NTD day and Countdown on NTDs celebrating the World Health Organization’s #NTDRoadmap2030. We also promoted our upcoming BCG Then and Now lecture, while The Vaccine Confidence Project answered 101 FAQs about COVID vaccines, and WriteThatPhD publicised their guides to conceptual frameworks and how to use theory in your research. The TB Unit at Barcelona University discussed why BCG has yet to be replaced, the British Society for Immunology published a teaching resource hub for immunology educators, and The University of the Pacific celebrated alumnus and VALIDATE member Sasha Larsen Akins’ work on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Follow @NetworkVALIDATE for all the latest news and for our #WorldNTDDay activity.!


Published: 27 January 2021