Washington, D.C., 26 September 2019 (PAHO) ‒ Funding is available for research on health and migrations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Submissions can be made until 13 October. Small grants will be provided through a joint initiative of a group of organizations, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Campinas Center for Research on Reproductive Health (CEMICAMP, Brazil).

Deadline for submissions is 13 October 2019

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The call for applications is aimed at research that approaches current mass migrations in a way that holistically encompasses sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and infectious diseases of poverty, especially among women and girls within the health systems.

The research proposals should focus on implementation research, applying adequate methods within the range of quantitative and qualitative methods, and including innovative solutions. In this regard, they should consider:

  1. availability, response, and access to SRHR and infectious diseases services during mass migration situations;
  2. perceptions, behaviors, unmet needs, or characteristics of populations and outcomes related to SRHR;
  3. implementation of sexual, reproductive health and infectious diseases services;
  4. infectious disease outbreaks related to supply and demand side of sexual and reproductive health services.

Key components include translating research results into policy and practice, and engaging individuals and communities in using research evidence to reduce the disease burden and improve provision and access to health services.

Only applicants from affected countries in the WHO Americas region can apply.

This program is a joint initiative of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) and the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), in collaboration with PAHO and the Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women, and Reproductive Health (CLAP), and CEMICAMP.

For more information on the call for applications, eligibility criteria, application forms, timelines, funding, and implementation and reporting requirements, click here.

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Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health