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Three postdoctoral research fellowships are available, tenable for two years.Deadline: June 22, 2018The MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit is a leading health and population research center that supports a major research infrastructure including a health and socio-demographic surveillance system (HDSS) covering the Agincourt sub-district of rural Mpumalanga Province adjacent to Mozambique.  Taking a life course approach, the Unit undertakes interdisciplinary observational and intervention research collaborating with scientists from South African and sub-Saharan, UK/European and North American institutions.Successful Postdoctoral Fellows will join a multidisciplinary team of research and data scientists and enjoy unparalleled opportunity across all stages of the research process, including ethics and public engagement, field science, research data management, and research-to-policy engagement.  Fellows will be supported and mentored to publish in peer-review journals.Fellows will follow a tailored programme embedded in focus research areas depending on their background, experience, and interest:Adolescent health and development (including HIV and mental health) Adult health and ageing (including non-communicable

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) has called on all governments, industry, NGOs, health professionals, public and private research organizations to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).Antimicrobial drugs have played a key role in both prevention and curing infections. However, overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in humans, animals, and agriculture; gaps in infection prevention and control; lack of quality medicines; and inadequate investments in new drug development may place the breakthroughs in the treatment of infectious diseases over the past 50 years, in peril.The Federation, that has been promoting global health for over 50 years, is urging stakeholders in health to ensure that public health remains at the center of all policy and scientific endeavors. WFPHA in a May 22, 2018 press release proposes the establishment of antibiotic efficacy “as a global public good”.This is one of

Deadline: June 4, 2018 Dates: November 7-8, 2018 Venue: University of Neuchâtel About the workshop The Swiss Public Health Conference 2018 focuses on the contribution of social sciences on population’s health. A good understanding of health determinants not only offers options to complement the health care system but also helps to understand why Switzerland is often struggling to introduce effective health policies and how this situation can be overcome.  The conference is aimed at public health experts from research and practice and is intended to show the full scope of the conference theme. It is designed to provide inspiration and ideas why a good theory is needed for a good practice and shows concrete options for actions.   Abstracts may be submitted as follows: Forms of presentation Poster The selection of posters should reflect the great variety of public health topics in Switzerland. The posters will remain hanging throughout the

[caption id="attachment_6622" align="alignleft" width="410"] CARTA Fellows participate in the REDCap Regional Training in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO/EKILONZO[/caption]CARTA held a successful three-day regional REDCap data management training workshop for CARTA fellows in Nairobi, Kenya from May 8-10, 2018. REDCap also Research Electronic Data Capture in full, is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.The 35 fellows, from Cohort seven and eight, were drawn from the East and Southern Africa region. They attended the one-of-its-kind workshop where they learned how to use the REDCap software for data collection and dataset management.  The three-day intensive training was spearheaded by CARTA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Emmanuel Otukpa, and was co-facilitated by an expert on the software, Mapule Nhlapho, from the University of the Witwatersrand Biomedical Informatics Center.The fellows gained skills on longitudinal data collection along with advanced data management techniques. They also were taken

Deadline: June 1 Dates: October 1 – 6, 2018Venue: Nairobi, KenyaWorkshop aimTo equip CARTA post-doctoral early career researchers and other researchers to develop a successful and substantial proposal for a personal award to support their research, a research grant or large project that they will lead.Workshop learning objectivesTo write a proposal that answers a research question that is in the participant’s area of expertise To understand how to structure and write the proposal including literature review, methodology, methods including analysis plans, and impact plans To understand the process of developing a research proposal including identifying funding sources, tailoring a proposal to funding sources, drawing on expertise, developing a budget, management plan, and dissemination strategy. To seek and receive a critique of research ideas and plans and to integrate feedback into a proposal To successfully work to a submission deadline.Workshop structure

KIGALI, RWANDA---CARTA in partnership with the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will host a three-day workshop from April 23-25, 2018 at the Kigali Marriot Hotel on how to meet the capacity demands of the ever expanding postgraduate and mentorship programs in universities in the region.The meeting will have over 70 participants from the six East African Community (EAC) partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). The first-of-its-kind workshop in the region intends to build the capacity for quality supervision of postgraduate studies.Rwanda’s Minister for Education Dr. Eugene Mutimura is expected to officiate the opening ceremony that will be attended by deans and directors of graduate schools from private and public universities in Eastern Africa.Follow @CARTAfrica for updates during the workshop.See below the Press Release:PRESS RELEASE_ IUCEA Workshop Kigali April 2018

Application deadline: May 11, 2018 The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative is a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a postdoctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) announced on March 14, 2018 two mobility funds – the Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa and the Africa India Mobility Fund (AIMF), to encourage collaboration between African researchers and African and Indian researchers, respectively.The funding totals an investment of close to US$500,000, providing travel grants for short term visits to about 100 researchers from African and Indian universities and research institutes. At the AAS, the schemes will be implemented through the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).The Africa- India Mobility Fund is accepting applications for travel grants from researchers from Africa and India. The programme, which is a partnership of African Academy of Sciences, the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and Wellcome, will fund short-term visits of up to three months for researchers to travel in either direction. Funding will be