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Deadline: 12 August 2018This is a second call for the current opportunity. Candidates who have already applied, need not apply again.The University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Institute invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, from among the doctoral graduates and early-career postdoctoral fellows linked to networks and initiatives supported by Carnegie Corporation New York (CCNY).Researchers working within an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to developing a deeper understanding of the African bioeconomy are encouraged to apply. The program will select fellows from the following eligible CCNY supported programs:African Humanities Program Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) University of Cape Town (Corporation-supported postdoctoral fellows) University of Ghana (Corporation-supported postdoctoral fellows) Makerere University (Corporation-supported postdoctoral fellows & MISR doctoral graduates) Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program Networks comprising the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE):AFNNET AMSEN SABINA

CARTA Cohort Five Fellow Felix Khuluza from the University of Malawi has been appointed, by the State President of Malawi Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika, to the National Board of Directors of Pharmacy Medicines and Poisons Board (PMPB).His appointment as a member of PMPB, announced on July 13, 2018, means Khuluza and the other 10 members of the policy-making institution will be involved in the registration of all pharmaceutical personnel, they will assist in the promotion and improvement of the health of the population of Malawi mainly by controlling the registration and retention of medicines and allied substances. They will also be charged with the discipline and control over the professional conduct of all persons registered and practicing in Malawi.Khuluza has etched his name in global pharmacovigilance circles as his work, published in two papers, on the quality of medicine available

Two Cohort Eight Fellows Christine Minoo Mbindyo and Getrude Shepelo Peter from the University of Nairobi were among 100 participants from 22 different countries who attended the 31st annual residential summer course in epidemiology from June 11 to July 6 in Italy.[caption id="attachment_6791" align="alignleft" width="317"] CARTA fellows with the CARTA chair of Northern Partner Professor Nino Künzli (S-R) and Dr. Thomas Fürst from Swiss TPH during the 31st Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology in Florence Italy[/caption]The four-week long residential course consisted of one week of the pre-course and three weeks of the main course. The course, the fellows shared, were intensive and involved high-quality lectures and practical sessions.The participants at the training were drawn from different professional backgrounds among them were epidemiologists, public health practitioners, statisticians, and clinicians.Ms Mbindyo says the course was “one of its kind” and was facilitated by

[caption id="attachment_6722" align="alignleft" width="324"] L-R: Daniel Jordan Smith, Nicole De Wet and Evelyn Gitau during the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), workshop at the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya from June 3-9, 2018.[/caption]Nicole De Wet, CARTA Cohort One fellow, has been named one of 200 young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian (M&G) "who are a guiding light for South Africa" in the education category.The M&G's 200 Young South Africans 2018 list highlight the country’s best and brightest under 35s in 12 different fields such as arts & entertainment, civil society, science & technology, politics among others.The Demography lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand teaches a scarce skill to social science students who want to learn statistics and quantitative research methods. She obtained her PhD in demography and population studies through the CARTA PhD

Cohort Eight Fellow Samuel Mwaniki from the University of Nairobi participated in a three-day intensive course on the basic knowledge about diagnosis, management and research in Sexually Transmitted Infections.The one-week course in Bertinoro, Italy from June12-25, 2018 was a stimulating opportunity to interact with faculty drawn from world-renowned STI research and practice leaders, and thus the privilege to learn from the best in the field. The knowledge gained will also be valuable in developing the literature review and methods sections for his PhD work.The interactions and networks with participants from diverse professional and geographical backgrounds offered him potential opportunities for future research collaboration such as PhD students from Russia and Austria.The course aimed to help participants obtain a wide-range update on STI, discuss STI research and clinical cases and envisage potential strategies and interventions to fight the spread of STI

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

NAIROBI, KENYA--Ten CARTA fellows and secretariat staff participated in the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), workshop at the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya from June 3-9, 2018. The theme was “Health and Social Change in Africa.”The two conveners were Blessing Mberu (APHRC) and Daniel Jordan Smith (Brown University).According to the facilitators, social changes sweeping sub-Saharan Africa are having dramatic effects on human health. For example, demographic processes such as declining fertility, rapid rural-to-urban migration, and increased longevity significantly influence patterns of risk and the burden of disease. In addition, they place new demands on health systems and infrastructure. 

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