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 [caption id="attachment_7109" align="alignleft" width="348"] Prof. R.A. Adedoyin (left) and Dr. T.O. Awotidebe holding the Patent Right Certificate for the Cardio-pulley Device.[/caption]An invention designed and constructed to help people with disability exercise by a CARTA Fellow has been patented by the Government of Nigeria. Cohort One Fellow, Taofeek O. Awotidebe Adedoyin from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria alongside his co-patentee, Prof. R.A., developed a cardio-pulley device that works by improving muscular endurance and strength and aerobic exercise capacity. He said: “In the advent of chronic non-communicable diseases and proliferation of diseases of lifestyle, many medical experts have recognized the importance of exercise and physical activity in the prevention of such diseases.” The simple pulley system—developed from his doctoral study— has modified braking system to provide resistance during graded upper body exercise training. It requires no hi-tech equipment and its production is relatively

Deadline: November 30, 2018.   The School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, under the direction of Dr Jude Igumbor, is seeking two postdoctoral fellows to head scientific writing of several completed and ongoing health system research projects with a focus on women, adolescents, children, and HIV/TB. The fellows will work closely with the Principal Investigator to produce manuscripts and grant applications and will have the opportunity to assume the first-author position on manuscripts. An advanced research or clinical degree is required for this position. Individuals may have a PhD in Public Health, Population Studies, Demography or related fields. Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of being primary author on peer-reviewed scientific publications and must have excellent scientific writing skills and data analysis abilities using Stata. Experience in HIV, TB, women, children and adolescents health research is required. This is a full-time position

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). The Consortium was established in 2008 with a mandate to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multi-disciplinary research that impacts on population health in Africa.To secure the future and foster the career growth of its high-achieving graduates, CARTA is offering 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis in line with specific evaluation parameters. The purpose of the fellowship is for the Post-Doc fellow to gain specific skills, expand their networks and work in a research-active environment where they will engage with role models, receive strong mentorship and learn the demands of the community and public engagement.The fellowships will

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). The Consortium was established in 2008 with a mandate to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multi-disciplinary research that impacts on population health in Africa.Applications are invited for the 2019 CARTA Senior Faculty Visiting Research Fellowships to African partner institutions. These fellowships are competitive and are open to senior academic staff members from African partner institutions who have contributed to CARTA as JAS and FAS facilitators, supervisors, focal persons, members of CARTA committees, curriculum reviewers, reviewers of CARTA fellowships and awards, members of the Partners’ Forum and the Board of Management. CARTA will provide funds to support Senior Faculty for a maximum period

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). The Consortium was established in 2008 with a mandate to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multi-disciplinary research that impacts on population health in Africa.To secure the future and foster the career growth of its high-achieving graduates, CARTA is offering 2019 Research Re-entry Grants. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis for a maximum of 12 months, in line with the “CARTA POST DOCTORATE AWARD GUIDELINES”. The purpose of the re-entry grants is for CARTA PhD graduates returning to or remaining at their own institutions to undertake research. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis, in line with specific evaluation parameters.CARTA

The Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU) at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral opportunity that has opened in the Section.One of the core tasks of the Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU) is the systematic and ongoing collection, collation and analysis of the burden of cancer. Using routine data sources, particularly cancer registry data, CSU is commencing a project – SURVMARK-2 (A Comprehensive Approach to International Cancer Survival Benchmarking) that aims to assess the causes for survival differences between countries to support programs aiming to eliminate survival disparities in the future.In this project which is part of the second phase of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, CSU is working in collaboration with national teams and the Cancer Research UK to develop a set

By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world.Those six are a tiny fraction of the 800,000 people who will kill themselves this year – more than the population of Washington DC, Oslo or Cape Town, writes Lady Gaga (singer, songwriter and actress) and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (director-general of the World Health Organization) in an Op-Ed in the Guardian.This year’s World Mental Health Day—marked on 10 October—puts a spotlight on the need to promote and to protect adolescent mental health.Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur: changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these could be both exciting as they would be stressful times. Failure to recognise and manage these feelings could lead to mental illness. Many adolescents live in areas

The 2018 CARTA Graduate workshop is held in Nairobi, Kenya from October 1-6, 2018. Thirteen (13) post-doctoral early career researchers will gain 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.The Coordinator of the training is Hakan Billig from the University of Gothenburg while the other facilitators are Susan Bondy of the University of Toronto, Paramjit Gill from the University of Warwick, Elizabeth Dyke from the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, Violet Naanyu from Moi University, Flavia Matovu from Makerere University, Adamson Muula from the University of Malawi, Bonface Nyagah from DAAD, Charles Obonyo from KEMRI, Mosa Moshabela from University of KwaZulu-Natal and Florah Karimi, Duncan Gatoto, Damazo Kadengye, Bonface Ushie who are all from APHRC.By the end of the workshop, the participants