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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

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: April 30, 2018   The Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria is excited to announce a new Early Career Research Fellowship.   The Fellowship will support the development of young research leaders who can drive transdisciplinary research programs focused on the African Bioeconomy. For purposes of this call, “bioeconomy” is defined activities that make use of bio-innovations, and are based on biological sources, materials and processes to generate sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The fellowship has unique elements that focus on both technical research and leadership skills development.   Applications are welcome for such topic areas as:   • Technological and non-technological exploitation of natural resources such as animals, plant biodiversity, micro-organisms and minerals to improve human health, address food security, and subsequently to contribute to economic growth and improved quality of life. • Ecological issues and climate change as influencers, promoters, and inhibitors of bioeconomic advancement. • The politics of

Deadline: April 15, 2018.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 with a mandate to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multi-disciplinary research that impacts on population health in Africa.Building on its goal to secure the future and foster the career growth of its high-achieving graduates, the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) will o­ffer re-entry grants in 2018 to its fellows who have completed their PhD studies CARTA re-entry grants aim to support fellows returning to or remaining at their own institutions to start a research project.Re-entry grants will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration the scientific quality of the

Two CARTA graduates Francis Fagbamigbe Adeniyi (Cohort 2) and Charles Drago Kato (Cohort 3) are among 25 early career scientists named in the prestigious African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Program.The program recognizes exceptional young African scientists who are below 40 years, and is currently in its third cohort. AAS, a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, described this round of selection as being “the most competitive pool yet with an overwhelming number of nominations from across the five regions of the continent.” AAS aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science technology and innovation.The 25 scientists will be supported to attend conferences, symposia and workshops and other activities that will improve their skills in proposal development, grant writing and pitching innovations, improve their publication records and ensure that their research impacts their communities from 2018 to 2022.“We welcome the new

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

CARTA Cohort 2 fellow Linda Nyondo Mipando has been elected Deputy Dean at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine in the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. She is a registered nurse-midwife by training and is currently a lecturer in the Department of Health Systems and Policy at the college.CARTA Program Manager, Peter Ngure, congratulated Dr. Mipando for the feat. Another fellow, Lester Kapanda, cohort 5 fellow from the University of Malawi, congratulated Dr. Mipando on her new role and described her as “a mentor, a dedicated and hardworking lecturer.”Kapanda added: “Dr. Mipando is the first female to attain this high position at our college and once again congratulations and keep up the good work!!”Dr. Mipando’s research interests include, Health Systems and Implementation Science Research with a focus on service delivery. She is also keen on understanding HIV and