What we stand for
FACILITATE multidisciplinary scientific interaction in the field of Global Health, both between researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and;
SUPPORT early-career researchers to enter and orient themselves in the Global Health sector, by connecting researchers to opportunities in the field; and to amplify their voices, for the greater impact of their research on policy and practice.
We believe global health research should be a tool for action, and a level-playing field, embodying:
Health as a human right for all
Restitution of health inequities to leave no one behind
Acknowledgment of the relationship between healthy lives and a healthy planet
Evidence-based and multidisciplinary research for impact
Equitable partnerships in global health
Equal opportunities for early-career researchers in global health, without barriers to research outputs (i.e., open access)
Non-elitist scientific communication
Throughout the year, Uniting Streams board organizes events and scientific sessions to connect global health researchers and provide them a platform. We are always looking for new members to support these activities. If you're interested, let us know!
Turbo Talk Sessions
Annual NVTG symposium
Uniting Steams organises scientific sessions at the annual conference of the Netherlands Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG). During the 2021 symposium themed mind matters, 12 early career researchers were invited to pitch their research during turbo talk sessions.
These sessions provide an opportunity for (early career and junior) researchers to present their global health research to an audience consisting of tropical doctors (in training), policy makers, NGOs and other academics and global health professionals.
Global Health Trivia
Want to get to know other researchers in the field of global health in a fun way? Or are you just really competitive and up for a challenging game? The Global Health Pubquiz takes place every year in spring.
So brush up your library of facts about global health, tropical medicine and research, music, movies and geography, and join us!
Global Health PhD and Postdoc Writing Retreat
Need help with that writer's block?
The Global Health PhD & Postdocs writing retreat offers participants the opportunity to work on their manuscript, join workshops to improve their academic writing and communication skills, and meet other global health PhD students and postdocs to share experience.
The workshops are facilitated by experts and senior researchers, and targets the major skills and concerns of young researchers.
The 2021 edition was an online event in collaboration with Julius Center (UMC Utrecht), Utrecht University Summer School, APEC Ghana, North-west University South Africa, and the NVTG.
Global Health Symposium
Expert Talks on Global Health
Every year, Uniting Streams hosts a Global Health Symposium on a different topic related to global health. The previous edition, in summer 2019, hosted three expert talks about Novel Strategies in Healthcare.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global health symposiums will be postponed until further notice. Keep an eye on the website and our socials.
Dutch Global Health Film Festival
Movies on Global Health
The NTVG, TROIE, Uniting Streams and Global Health Film are proud to present the annual Dutch Global Health Film Festival. Originally, the festivals screens a range of movies related to Global health across multiple cities in the Netherlands. This year, we look back on a successful online edition with 1500 registrations for 4 screenings from all over the world. Uniting Streams' board members are involved in the organisation of the event.
To revisit the panel discussions for the four screenings, click here
Robert Sauerwein Medal
An award for promising researchers in tropical infectious diseases
To honor his legacy, the Robert Sauerwein medal will be awarded every 2 years to researchers in the field of tropical infectious diseases. The prize consists of a medal and €500 and is jointly awarded by Radboud university medical center and Uniting Streams. Nominees are early career researchers (PhD students or within 3 years after PhD graduation) who are affiliated to a university or research institute in The Netherlands who have made major contributions to tropical infectious diseases.
The 2021 Sauerwein Medal was awarded to Dr. Menno Smit during the NVTG annual symposium.
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