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IBM Health Corps is a global pro bono program focused on tackling health disparities. Akin to an incubator, IBM provides the environment, experts, and services needed to nurture new ideas in public and population health that use technology to expand access to health services and improve health systems and population outcomes.IBM Health Corps is looking for projects & organisations that focus on using data, technology, and design to expand access to health services and improve health systems and population outcomes, to partner with. In 2018, Health Corps partnerships will be focused on two areas:Cancer: Increasing access to health and public health services, improving the quality of care, and decreasing the cost of diagnosis and treatment in cancer. Health workforce: Empowering the health workforce around the world to be better equipped to make decisions in their respective environments.Find out more

Two publications by CARTA fellow Felix Khuluza (cohort 5) have been used to provide evidence for the most authoritative global research on substandard and falsified medicines by the World Health Organisation (WHO).A study on the public health and socioeconomic impact of substandard and falsified medical products reviewed all scientific papers on substandard and falsified medicines worldwide for the ten year period 2007-2016. 100 papers were included in the data analysis including the papers by the fellow from the University Of Malawi, Department Of Pharmacy. The publications by the CARTA fellow are:Khuluza, F (2014) “In-vitro evaluation of the quality of Paracetamol and Co-trimoxazole tablets used in Malawi based on pharmacopeial standards,” Malawi Medical Journal, 26(2):38:41.Khuluza F, Kigera S, Jaehnke RWO, Heide L (2016) “Use of thin-layer chromatography to detect counterfeit sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine tablets with the wrong active ingredient in Malawi,” Malaria Journal, 15:215.The

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and AAAS are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from May 21-25, 2018.This training workshop is designed for young scientists (below the age of 40) living and working in sub-Saharan Africa and whose research and wider engagement has brought them into the international policy-making arena, as well as policymakers and diplomats interested in some of the central science-based themes that might influence their work, and representatives from NGOs and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy interface. Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as scientists and/or government officials, etc., with more experience in the policymaking arena (‘science diplomacy ambassadors’).The completed application should be submitted via the online

Do you want to make a difference in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)? Apply to the International Training Program in SRHR before April 10, 2018. The advanced international training programme in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) runs during 2014-2018 in selected countries in Asia and Africa, with funds from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has commissioned top ranked Lund University to carry out an advanced training programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The overall objective of the training programme is to develop capacity among potential future leaders and managers in the field of SRHR in the participating countries to design and implement high quality satisfactory SRHR services and information for the population. The programme is primarily directed towards mid-career obstetricians, gynecologists and midwives but also towards policymakers, program

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is inviting CARTA fellows from the Eastern Africa region to apply for PhD scholarships. The long-term impacts of the scholarships are: strengthening teaching and research at higher education institutions in Eastern Africa region, solving development issues in the region and strengthening universities, research institutes and research networks in Eastern Africa, and contributing to the establishment of regional networks between these institutions. This is in line with CARTA’s objective of producing a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the region, and provide them a vibrant intellectual environment as well as viable and challenging research and growth opportunities. Funding is generally granted for a period of 3 years.  EligibilityApplicants must be CARTA fellows in the Eastern Africa region. Applications are only open to those who