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NAIROBI, KENYA: The 2019 CARTA annual Graduate Workshop was held from February 11 to 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya where 17 CARTA graduates and three early career researchers from the Non-Africa Partner institutions will participate.The graduates attending the one-week hands-on workshop gained skills to develop a successful and substantial proposal for a personal award to support their research or a research grant or large project that they will lead with guidance from facilitators. Their proposals will be sent to international reviewers for feedback. They will also interact with other researchers and develop and consolidate international professional networks. The workshop is also an opportunity for CARTA graduates to refine their applications for CARTA re-entry grants and postdoctoral fellowships.Some of the facilitators include Håkan Billig (University of Gothenburg), Charles Obonyo (KEMRI), APHRC's Duncan Gatoto, Evelyn Gitau, Florah Karimi, Justus Musasiah, Eunice Kilonzo, Marta Vicente-Crespo;

The College of Medicine’s (University of Malawi) Africa Centre of Excellence in Public Health and Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) in collaboration with Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) conducted a five days training workshop on Post Graduate Supervision.The workshop held from February 4-8, 2019 at the College brought together 15 participants. These were Deans or Directors of Postgraduate Studies, Directors of quality assurance, Council for Higher Education, advanced Doctoral students and Faculty who supervise Postgraduate students. It was facilitated by Dr. Lucas Zinner (top left) who is the Head of Research Services and Career development at the University of Vienna in Austria. The participants learned how institutions nationally and internationally are currently developing research supervisors, the changing context of doctoral education and much more here.The Postgraduate Supervision workshop achieved the following objectives:Gain awareness of how institutions nationally and internationally

Call for PapersSexual and reproductive health of young people – Focus AfricaDeadline: February 6, 2019The International Journal of Public Health invites for peer review high-quality articles in the area of young people’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) with a particular focus on health challenges of young people in Africa.The potential of young people is a catalyst to social and economic development, which makes investing in young people’s education and health a global priority. Over the past decade, young people’s sexual and reproductive health has become a prominent concern in the global political arena.With a focus on Africa, this call seeks original research articles and systematic reviews on any aspect of young people’s sexual and reproductive health. Of particular interest are intervention studies assessing the scale-up of promising health interventions, or innovative gender-transformative approaches. Potential contributions include but are not limited