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EurasiaHealth Grants & Funding Bulletin

Vol. III, No. 6 - June 2005

EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network

www.eurasiahealth.org

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The EurasiaHealth Grants & Funding Bulletin is intended to assist institutional and individual grant seekers who are seeking to work in the area of health development in Eurasia. The Bulletin, which appears periodically or as new information warrants, provides information on grant opportunities for researchers, students, public leaders, and medical and social organizations.

 

The information in the EurasiaHealth Grants & Funding Bulletin is obtained from the funding organizations themselves and presented as a service to EurasiaHealth subscribers.  AIHA and EurasiaHealth are not responsible for the actual content nor the accuracy of the information presented.

Interested applicants should always contact the funding organizations directly to verify the information before applying.

 

This publication is distributed to all subscribers of the EurasiaHealth mailing list (EurasiaHealth@mail.eurasiahealth.org) and is a service of the American International Health Alliance - AIHA.

 

Your input (including new sources of grant opportunities) will be greatly appreciated.

 

For more information on organizations that provide funding to institutions and individuals for health care projects and research, please refer to the EurasiaHealth Grants & Funding database at http://www.eurasiahealth.com/index.jsp?sid=1&id=3539&pid=3540

 

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CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE:

 

-        Featured Resource:

 

The International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union (INTAS)

 

-        Current Grants

 

         PROJECT FUNDING

 

O       Call for Proposals for Joint Research Proposal Development the Sexual Violence Research Initiative

O       Elton John AIDS Foundation International Small and General Grants Funds

O       The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Industry Travel Grants Program (TGP)

O       National Library of Medicine (NLM) Small Grants Program

O       The British Academy's Grants for Joint Projects with Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union Academies

 

         BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

 

O       RFBR-CNRS Joint Competition

O       International Research Collaboration - Basic Biomedical (FIRCA-BB)

O       Association for International Cancer Research

 

         OTHER RESEARCH

 

O       Quick-Trials for Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions: Exploratory Grants

O       International Research Collaboration - Behavioral, Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS)

O       The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Grant Assistance Program

 

         PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE AND TRAINING

 

O       INTAS Young Scientist Fellowships 2005

O       National Cancer Institute (NCI) Short-term Scientist Exchange Program

O       Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation's (PSEF) International Scholar Program

O       European Cities Against Drugs (ECAD) Travel Grants

O       Trish Greene UICC International Oncology Nursing Fellowships (IONF)

O       International Society for Infectious Diseases Small Grants Program

O       The Trust Foundation Internship Program for the Former Soviet Republics

 

  

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[   FEATURED OPPORTUNITY   ]

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The International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union (INTAS)

 

http://www.intas.be/

 

INTAS promotes scientific co-operation with the twelve New Independent States (NIS) and strengthens their research potential to facilitate the long-term integration of the NIS scientific communities with those of the member states and the Framework Program 6-associated countries.


Since 1993, INTAS has conducted a variety of jointly funded initiatives with other organizations and with partner countries, such as joint calls for project proposals, jointly organized INTAS Young Scientist Fellowship programs, as well as joint actions to organize international conferences and seminars and to support scientific infrastructure projects in the NIS countries. One of the grant opportunities is described later in this bulletin. For details on other opportunities please see the Association's Web site.

         

  

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[     PROJECT FUNDING      ]

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Call for Proposals for Joint Research Proposal Development the Sexual Violence Research Initiative

 

Internet Address:

http://www.who.int/svri/en/RFPposted.pdf

Health Topic Areas:

Sexual Violence Services

Eligible Applicants:

Groups of at least 3 entities, with at least one of them being a gender- and woman-centered NGO.

Description:

The purpose of this call for proposals is to facilitate the process of strengthening research partnerships and proposal development in the field of sexual violence. Seed funding will be provided to successful/selected applicants to support activities related to the development of a joint proposal such as a meeting among partners to finalize a proposal and, in special cases, limited field testing/piloting which is needed to prepare a compelling proposal for funding.

Application Deadline:

      July 8, 2005

Contact Information:

E-mail: svrimail@who.int

 

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Elton John AIDS Foundation International Small and General Grants Funds

 

Internet Address:

www.ejaf.org

Health Topic Areas:

Service-orientated projects that help to alleviate physical, emotional and financial suffering caused by AIDS and preventative education programs and initiatives that help to stop the spread of the HIV virus.

Eligible Applicants:

Any registered not-for-profit organization that is running programs or intending to run a program specifically to benefit those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in Romania, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine.

Description:

EJAF is keen to encourage community based projects which:

Application Deadline:

Applications should be submitted prior to the end of March 31, July 31 or November 30.

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 17139
Beverly Hills, California 90209-3139

USA

 

Or:

 

1 Blythe Road,

London W14 0HG

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20-7603-9996

E-mail: stephencrawford@ejafuk.com

 

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The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Industry Travel Grants Program (TGP)

 

Internet Address:

http://www.crdf.org/ApplicationForms/TGP_PA.pdf

Health Topic Areas:

Biology, Cell and Molecular, Biology & Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine

Eligible Applicants:

Applicants must be scientists, engineers or their business managers presently employed and residing in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.

Applicants must be sufficiently fluent in English to participate fully in their proposed meetings.

Description:

The Program provides short-term support to scientists, engineers, and business managers from Eurasia for travel to the United States to meet with U.S. for-profit companies with the intent of developing collaborative projects and new business opportunities in science and technology.

CRDF will consider all eligible proposals that can demonstrate:

         Potential for developing a new U.S. company partnership;

         Commitment of a U.S. for-profit company to the proposed visit; and

         Potential for commercialization of the proposed technology.

The maximum award is $3,600. This amount includes airfare.

Application Deadline:

      Rolling. First of the month for the decision made in the next four months.

Contact Information:

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation

Attn: Industry Travel Grants Program

1530 Wilson Boulevard, 3rd Floor

Arlington, VA 22209

Tel: (703) 526-9720

Fax: (703) 526-9721

E-mail: tgp@crdf.org

Program Manager: Jenee Petersen

 

 

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National Library of Medicine (NLM) Small Grants Program

 

Internet Address:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantSmallProjects.html

Health Topic Areas:

Basic and clinical research in areas of high relevance to the mission of the NLM

Eligible Applicants:

Domestic or foreign organizations and individuals (for more information see the RFP).

Description:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Small Grants Program provides research support of up to $50,000 per year (direct costs) for up to two years for new research projects in areas of high relevance to the mission of the NLM. Small grants are short-term awards designed to support basic and clinical research to answer specific, targeted research questions or to perform pilot or feasibility testing.

Application Deadline:

      October 1, 2005

Contact Information:

Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD 20892-7710

Tel: (301) 435-0714

E-mail: GrantsInfo@nih.gov

 

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The British Academy's Grants for Joint Projects with Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union Academies

 

Internet Address:

http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/ceefsujpnfa.html

Health Topic Areas:

Scientific research

Eligible Applicants:

Scholars from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Description:

The British Academy's Agreements with East European Academies support joint projects between British and East European scholars. Applications for projects involving collaborative work, between defined groups of scholars in Britain and another of the countries in the list above are considered by both sides.

Application Deadline:

30 September and 31 December 2005.

Contact Information:

International Relations Department

Tel: 020 7969 5220
Fax: 020 7969 5414
E-mail:
overseas@britac.ac.uk

 

 

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RFBR-CNRS Joint Competition

 

Internet Address:

http://www.rsci.ru/MoreInfo.html?MessageID=3326 (Russian)

http://www.sg.cnrs.fr/drhchercheurs/concoursch/default-en.htm (English)

Health Topic Areas:

Biological and medical research

Eligible Applicants:

Scientists born after December 31, 1974, without restrictions on nationality.

Description:

Successful candidates will be able to launch new scientific projects and diversify their professional experience while collaborating with the CNRS' many partners - universities, public and private research organizations, enterprises - perhaps even going off at some point in their career to join one of them.

Application Deadline:

      Unlimited

Contact Information:

Olga E. Babkina
Russian Foundation for Basic Research,
Department of International Relations
Leninsky prosp. 32a, Moscow 119991 Russia
Tel: (+7-095) 938-5492
Fax: (+7-095) 938-5456
E-mail:
babkina@rfbr.ru

CNRS Office in Moscow
Gubkina str. 14, room 98
Moscow 117312 Russia
Tel: (+7-095) 129-0313
Fax: (+7-095) 938-2229
E-mail:
patrick.le-fort@m.astelit.ru

 

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International Research Collaboration - Basic Biomedical (FIRCA-BB)

 

Internet Address:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-072.html

Health Topic Areas:

International research cooperation across the continuum of basic, clinical and applied biomedical, social and behavioral health sciences

Eligible Applicants:

You may submit (an) application(s) if your organization meets the other eligibility criteria listed below and has any of the following characteristics:

         For-profit organizations

         Non-profit organizations

         Public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals (including Veterans' Administration Hospitals), and laboratories

         Units of State government

         Units of local government

         Foreign Institutions

         Domestic Institutions

         Faith-based or community-based organizations

Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research, and who meets the other eligibility requirements below, is invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Women, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic and socially disadvantaged groups, and individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH programs.

Description:

Funding at a direct cost of $32,000 per year is available for up to three years. Allowable costs include the purchase of supplies, equipment, and technical assistance for the foreign site, limited salary support or consultant fee for the Foreign Collaborator (whether submitting as PI or participating as Co-Investigator), as well as travel for the NIH-funded and Foreign Collaborators and their research associates, as justified by the needs of the collaborative research.

Application Deadline:

Application Receipt Dates(s): January 21, May 21, and September 21 each year beginning with the May 21, 2005 receipt date and ending with January 22, 2008 expiration date.

Contact Information:

Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD 20892-7710 (U.S. Postal Service Express or regular mail)
Bethesda, MD 20817 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service)

Tel: (301) 435-0714

E-mail: GrantsInfo@nih.gov

 

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Association for International Cancer Research

 

Internet Address:

http://www.aicr.org.uk/information.stm

Health Topic Areas:

Cancer research

Eligible Applicants:

The application must come from a suitably qualified researcher (minimum of PhD). PhD students are only funded from within a project grant.

Description:

AICR's aim is to support fundamental research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. The emphasis is on basic, as opposed to clinical research.

Application Deadline:

      October 28, 2005

Contact Information:

AICR Grants Administration Office

Madras House

St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9EH

Tel: (01334) 477-910

Fax: (01334) 478-667

E-mail: alan.gilchrist@aicr.org.uk

 

 

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[  OTHER RESEARCH  ]

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Quick-Trials for Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions: Exploratory Grants

 

Internet Address:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-114.html

Health Topic Areas:

Image-guided intervention

Eligible Applicants:

Domestic and foreign institutions are eligible to apply. Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support.

Description:

Investigators may apply for a maximum of 2 years of funding support for up to $250,000 direct costs per year. The anticipated number of awards is three to six per year. The anticipated start date is April 2006.

Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Although the financial plans of the IC(s) provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this funding opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Application Deadline:

Application Receipt Dates: August 9, 2005; December 9, 2005; April 9, 2006; August 9, 2006; December 9, 2006; April 9, 2007; August 9, 2007; December 9, 2007; April 9, 2008

Contact Information:

Ms. Eileen Natoli (Financial or Grants Management Contact)
Grants Management Specialist
National Cancer Institute
6120 Executive Boulevard, EPS Room 243, MSC 7148
Bethesda, MD 20892-7148
Rockville, MD 20852 (for express/courier service)
Tel: (301) 496-8791

Fax: (301) 496-8791
Email:
natolie@mail.nih.gov

 

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International Research Collaboration - Behavioral, Social Sciences (FIRCA-BSS)

 

Internet Address:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-073.html

Health Topic Areas:

Behavioral and Social sciences

Eligible Applicants:

Description:

An important role of the FIC is to foster discovery and reduce global health disparities through the support of international cooperation across the continuum of basic, clinical and applied biomedical, and health sciences. This PA contributes to the FIC mission and the broad NIH initiative to reduce health disparities among nations by strengthening research infrastructure in developing countries, particularly those with the least economic resources.

The main objectives of the FIRCA program are to: (1) support collaborative research efforts between NIH-funded and developing country scientists (referred to as the "Foreign Collaborator") on research of high scientific merit, relevant to global health and of mutual interest and benefit; and (2) help build research capabilities at the foreign site and foster further sustained and productive research and research collaborations at the foreign site.

Application Deadline:

      September 21 each year beginning with the September 21, 2005 receipt date.

Contact Information:

Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD 20892-7710 (U.S. Postal Service Express or regular mail)
Bethesda, MD 20817 (for express/courier service; non-USPS service)

For more contact information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-073.html#SectionVII

 

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The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Grant Assistance Program

 

Internet Address:

http://www.crdf.org/ApplicationForms/GAP_PA_Sep04.htm

Health Topic Areas:

Basic or applied civilian scientific research, educational and charitable projects and activities of a pre-commercial nature

Eligible Applicants:

Scientists in Eurasia.

Description:

The CRDF seeks to address this issue by fostering opportunities for collaborative projects between U.S. and foreign researchers that:

         Provide productive research and development opportunities that offer foreign scientists and engineers alternatives to emigration and strengthen the scientific and technological infrastructure of their home countries.

         Advance the transition of foreign weapons scientists to civilian work through collaborative non-weapons research and development projects.

         Help move applied research to the market place and bring economic benefits both to the United States and the countries with which CRDF works.

         Strengthen research and education in universities abroad.

Application Deadline:

Rolling, at least eight weeks prior to the first requested disbursement date.

Contact Information:

Grant Assistance Program

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation

1530 Wilson Boulevard, 3rd Floor

Arlington, VA 22209

Tel: (703) 526-9720

Fax: (703) 526-9721

E-Mail: gap@crdf.org

 

 

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[ PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE AND TRAINING ]

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INTAS Young Scientist Fellowships 2005

 

Internet Address:

http://www.rsci.ru/MoreInfo.html?MessageID=3612

Health Topic Areas:

Medical Education

Eligible Applicants:

Young scientists (up to 35 years of age at the application deadline date) from the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Description:

INTAS fellowship grants consist of a basic fellowship grant, covering the full 2-year period, a living cost allowance, whilst in the INTAS countries, and a travel grant, covering the travel costs incurred.

Application Deadline:

      September 8, 2005

Contact Information:

International Association for the promotion of co-operation with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (INTAS)
Avenue des Arts 58/8, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32-2-549.01.11

Fax: +32-2-549.01.56
E-mail:
info@intas.be

 

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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Short-term Scientist Exchange Program

 

Internet Address:

http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/oia/onco-fac/page3

Health Topic Areas:

Cancer research

Eligible Applicants:

Foreign scientists from developing countries are eligible to apply. Visits of U.S. scientists to overseas laboratories in developing countries may also be considered for support. Candidates must have a minimum of three years postdoctoral experience in cancer research and have an invitation from a qualified sponsor. Prospective candidate's visit is proposed to OIA by the director of his/her institution, stating that the candidate has a permanent position and will continue to receive full salary during the scientific exchange.

Description:

The program's objective is to facilitate interactions between American and foreign scientists, expecting that the first visit to the U.S. are productive enough as to generate funding for future visits through the regular peer review process. Second and subsequent visits to the U.S. will, in general, not be considered.

Application Deadline:

      Rolling

Contact Information:

E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov

 

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Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation's (PSEF) International Scholar Program

 

Internet Address:

http://www.rsci.ru/MoreInfo.html?MessageID=3609 (Russian)

http://www.plasticsurgery.org/PSEF/research/International-Scholar-Application.cfm (English)

Health Topic Areas:

Plastic surgery

Eligible Applicants:

The plastic surgeons applying must be in the developmental stage of their studies, have completed their plastic surgery training and have flexibility to travel and study at more than one institution.

Description:

Each International Scholar will receive a stipend to assist with travel and living expenses for a three to six month period of study in the U.S. Every effort will be made to match the particular needs, goals and preferences of each winning scholar to the participating institution willing and capable of providing the optimal environment for attaining specific objectives.

Application Deadline:

      June 30, 2005

Contact Information:

Lester Silver, MD
Chairman, International Scholar Committee
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
444 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4664 USA

      E-mail: slp@plasticsurgery.org (Sharon Plenner, Program Administrator)

 

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European Cities Against Drugs (ECAD) Travel Grants

 

Internet Address:

http://www.ecad.net/ECADgrants.html

Health Topic Areas:

Drug prevention

Eligible Applicants:

A person representing a member city is entitled to apply for a travel subsidy from ECAD to carry out a study visit to another ECAD member city. The application shall be approved by the ECAD contact person in the applicant's city (see list of the partner cities at http://www.ecad.ru/index-3.html)

Description:

ECAD grants a study visit travel subsidy of maximum 500 euro per study visit.

Application Deadline:

      Rolling

Contact Information:

City Hall, S-105 35

Stockholm, Sweden

Tel: +46 8 5082 9362
Fax: +46 8 5082 9466
E-mail:
ecad@ecad.net

 

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Trish Greene UICC International Oncology Nursing Fellowships (IONF)

 

Internet Address:

      http://fellows.uicc.org/fell5ion.shtml

Health Topic Areas:

Cancer education programs for prevention and early detection, patient counseling, safe drug handling, palliative care, pain assessment, quality of life issues

Eligible Applicants:

Registered nurses or nurse educators, who are actively engaged in the management of cancer patients or training of nurses in developing or East European countries, and who can communicate effectively in the language of the host centre, are eligible to apply.

Description:

The scope of the scheme has been extended to include the funding of cancer nursing experts from developed countries to travel to developing or East European countries to teach specific cancer nursing skills. Currently, 10-14 fellowships with an average value of US$ 2,800 are awarded each year.

Application Deadline:

      November 1, 2005

Contact Information:

Union Internationale Contre le Cancer
3, rue Conseil-General
1205 Geneva, Switzerland

Tel: (4122) 809 18 40
Fax: (4122) 809 18 10

 

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International Society for Infectious Diseases Small Grants Program

 

Internet Address:

http://www.isid.org/programs/prog_smgrants.shtml

Health Topic Areas:

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to investigations of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis or treatment of infectious diseases, the epidemiology and control of hospital-acquired infections, and modeling of cost effective interventions

Eligible Applicants:

Young investigators in developing countries.

Description:

The goal is to support and foster the professional development of young individuals in the field of infectious diseases research by helping them to acquire additional skills and data to apply for other grants. Up to five grants of up to US $6,000 each will be awarded annually.

Application Deadline:

      October 1, 2005

Contact Information:

ISID Professional Development Working Group
181
Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
USA

Fax: (617) 731-1541
E-mail:
info@isid.org

 

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The Trust Foundation Internship Program for the Former Soviet Republics

 

Internet Address:

http://www.nuffic.net/common.asp?id=561&instantie=0

Health Topic Areas:

Health education

Eligible Applicants:

      Young professionals from Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.

Description:

The program, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, enables young people to spend up to four weeks in a Dutch company or organization (either government or non-government). Trust internships are meant to contribute to the process of social transformation that has been taking place in the former Soviet republics since the fall of the wall. The program is not meant primarily for higher education institutions, although they are not excluded.

Application Deadline:

      Rolling

Contact Information:

E-mail: trustfoundation@planet.nl

 

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Compiled by Victor Stanilevskiy

Research Associate, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Programs

American International Health Alliance

vstanilevskiy@aiha.com

 

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