Zika – A Collection and Call for Research

A significant outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil in 2014 and 2015 has grabbed headlines and raised alarm over a possible link between the virus, a mosquito-transmitted infection, and a greater than 20-fold increase in infants born with microcephaly – a condition characterized by smaller than normal head size and abnormal brain development.

Although scientific research still needs to confirm the link, tests show the virus can cross the placenta. There is no vaccine and with recent urging for more research by the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and PLOS Currents: Outbreaks call for scientific papers on Zika and announce the newly-curated PLOS Zika Collection of published research, offering scientists and policy makers easy and immediate access to the most current information.

In a blog post on PLOS’ Speaking of Medicine, Peter J Hotez and Serap Aksoy note that the current situation “presents multiple challenges, especially in the prevention of maternal infection and congenital transmission.”

First isolated in 1947, Zika virus kept a low profile in Africa and southern Asia for six decades until spreading to Oceana and Latin America. Now Brazil’s Ministry of Health reports up to 1.5 million people may have been infected to date across 21 of the country’s 27 states. As of mid-January, 3,530 cases of microcephaly had been potentially connected to maternal Zika infection, with 46 infant deaths. The US Center for Disease Control has just issued a level two (out of three) travel alert advisory for 14 countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean and concern is rising that the virus, now in Texas, will leap to Florida as well.

Clinical Trial Training Fellowships on Trialect (Deadline :28th January 2016)

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Deadline :28th January 2016

2015 List of Host Organisations

Companies/organisations City, country
  • Astellas Deerfield, USA
  • Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Berlin, Germany
  • Eli Lilly Geneva, Switzerland
  • GSK Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
  • GSK Biologicals Wavre, Belgium
  • Janseen Beerse, Belgium
  • Julius Clinical Zeist, Netherlands
  • Merck Serono Geneva, Switzerland
  • Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) Basel, Switzerland
  • Novartis Pharma Basel, Switzerland
  • Novartis USA
  • Sanofi Mercy l’Étoile, France
  • Sanofi Pasteur Mexico City, Mexico
Field of Interest Leishmaniases, malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, rabies, infectious diseases, clinical trials
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Visitasi Akreditasi FK UNS

Pada tanggal 4 – 7 Januari 2015, dilakukan visitasi akreditasi di Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Sebelas Maret oleh assessor LAM PT Kes. Bagian IKM dan Kedokteran Pencegahan dikunjungi pada tanggal 6 Januari 2015 oleh DR. Drs. Kusmardi, MSc. Selain mengunjungi kantor Bagian IKM dan KP, assessor juga berkunjung ke lapangan/ lahan IKM yaitu Puskesmas Sibela Mojosongo Surakarta dan RSUD Sragen. Puskesmas Sibela dikunjungi oleh Dr. dr. Retty Ratnawati, M.Sc.

Kunjungan ke kantor Bagian IKM dan KP FK UNS oleh assessor DR. Drs. Kusmardi, MSc.


Kunjungan ke RSUD Sragen oleh assessor DR. Drs. Kusmardi, MSc.


Kunjungan ke Puskesmas Sibela Mojosongo oleh assessor Dr. dr. Retty Ratnawati, M.Sc.


(Perpanjangan Pengumpulan Abstrak) 10th Graduate Forum in Health System and Policy

Salam Jumpa Bapak/Ibu Pemerhati Kesehatan,

Pusat Kebijakan dan Manajemen Kebijakan (PKMK FK UGM) dan Program Studi S2 Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat FK UGM-Minat Utama Kebijakan dan Manajemen Pelayanan Kesehatan bekerjasama dengan Naresuan University Medical School Thailand, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Medical Center, National University of Malaysia, United Nation University–International Institute for Global Health, Prince of Songklah University, dan World Health Organization (WHO), bermaksud menyelenggarakan The 10th Graduate Forum on Health Systems and Policy dengan tema: “Non Communicable Disease, Universal Health Coverage and Equity, yang akan diselenggarakan pada: 

Hari/tanggal    : Kamis – Jum’at  (3 – 4 Maret 2016)
Tempat             : Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta

Sehubungan dengan hal tersebut, kami mengharapkan partisipasi Bapak/Ibu untuk berkenan mengirimkan abstrak dalam bahasa Inggris. Adapun batas waktu pengumpulan abstrak kami perpanjang sampai tanggal 31 Januari 2016

Informasi selengkapnya :

KMPK Faculty of Medicine UGM
Ratna Sary
E-mail         :secretariatPGF2016@gmail.com
Telephone  : +62274 – 547659
Fax.            : +62274 – 542900
Mobile : +628164261996
Jaringan Kebijakan Kesehatan Indonesia
Hendriana Anggi
E-mail                  :jkkipusat@gmail.com
Telephone  : +62274 – 580442
Fax.            : +62274 – 580442
Mobile : +628111019077

Atau silakan kunjungan website www.graduateforum-healthpolicy.net

Atas perhatiannya kami ucapkan terima kasih


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