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The CARTA Graduate Workshop began today (25 September) and ends on Friday (29 September), in Nairobi at the Safari Park Hotel. The aim of the workshop is to equip post-doctoral early career researchers with key skills to develop grant-winning proposals.[caption id="attachment_5915" align="alignright" width="372"] Participants at the CARTA Graduate Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on 25 September, 2017. Photo/Ekilonzo[/caption]Ten graduates from CARTA African partner universities and four PhD graduates from CARTA Northern partner institutions are at the workshop to work on their research ideas.APHRC's Director of Research Capacity Strengthening James Kisia gave the opening remarks of the workshop and urged the participants to work closely with the facilitators in the next five days.“Seek and receive critique of your research ideas and plans and integrate these to your individual proposals,” he said.Coordinator of the training Hakan Billig from the University of Gothenburg said this was not an

Nearly 360 million people worldwide—about the entire population of the United States—have disabling hearing loss [1]. Of these, 32 million are children. Kaitesi Batamuliza Mukara, CARTA Cohort four fellow, spoke with a mother whose child has a hearing impairment and wrote this article for the 2017 International Week of the Deaf which takes place from 18 to 24 September.Claude had normal hearing but all this changed when he got meningitis, an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges). After he recovered, he could not respond when spoken to or to other children while playing. He was four years old.“When I tried to speak to him he was unfazed but when touched he would turn and stare. He could not hear,” the mother adds.He then started speaking incomprehensible words. Initially, this was assumed was because Claude's family had moved from Congo where they

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa 8th Partners’ Annual Forum (PAF) is underway in Nairobi from 18-19 September in Nairobi, Kenya.Nearly 50 representatives from all partner institutions including Northern Partners are present. Part of their agenda will be to review applications for CARTA fellowships and selection of the next cohort of fellows, monitor CARTA fellows’ progression (and arbitrate where necessary), and oversee institutional monitoring and evaluation.The 7th PAF meeting was held in Moi University (Eldoret) in Kenya.

Deadline: 17 November 2017Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion FellowshipThe Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.Eligibility:All applicants must:be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country hold a master’s degree be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter As of May

Data analysis for many researchers, project leaders, graduate students and university faculty is a complex process. The Stata workshop offers you skills in modern data management for you to have a grip on your research output or implementation and projects measurement. This 3-day practical course provides an environment for one-on-one coaching on data analysis. The course is facilitated by highly qualified data analysts and researchers who have a wide range of experience in delivering results in complex data analysis for multiple projects.Course highlightsDescribes data types, working with Stata commands and do-files, browsing and editing data, logical and mathematical functions, survey data analysis, generating and changing variables Descriptive statistics; Survey data analysis Data graphics; histogram, scatter plots, box plots, bar plots. Basic hypothesis testing Practical methods for design and analysis of complex surveys, merging and appending data, regression analysis, survival

Course Starts: September 25, 2017 In today’s globalised world, old diseases persist and new illnesses spread faster than ever. This is due to interconnected ecosystems and the close ties between humans and animals. Stressing this interrelatedness, One Health calls for closer cooperation between human and animal health. This course explores how One Health works in practice, bringing together different scientific perspectives. You will, for instance, study vaccination coverage data and discuss food safety enhancement. You will learn how to calculate the added value resulting from the One Health approach using case studies.Participants will learn how doctors and veterinarians could work together more closely to save more human and animal lives and even saving money. You will also learn theoretical foundations and hands-on practical methods for planning and implementing integrated approaches to health care. Enroll here for the open online course, produced by the