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East and Southern African Consortium for Outbreak Epidemiology Training (ENTRANT) Fellowships

The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) based at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) campus in Mwanza, (Tanzania) is a collaborative research unit of NIMR and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). MITU’s mission is to contribute to improving health through the development and evaluation of interventions against HIV and other health problems by conducting research, including clinical trials, to the highest international standards; to enhance the capacity to carry out such research in Tanzania and the East African region; and to contribute to the translation of research findings into health policy.

MITU, in collaboration with LSHTM and five other African institutional partners, is part of the ENTRANT training fellowship programme which seeks to develop a critical mass of infectious disease epidemiologists to work with the Ministries of health and their academic and research partners, to prevent and respond to emerging outbreaks and public health emergencies.

Summary of the Fellowship

The programme, funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), will support 15 African scientists over two academic years (2021-2023) to complete a one-year full-time MSc degree in Epidemiology at the LSHTM.

At least two fellows will be from Tanzania. In addition to the MSc taught courses, fellows will also complete an LSHTM short[1]course on pandemic preparedness, response and research led by members of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) and a three-month MSc research project carried out in Tanzania.

More Details and How to Apply

Those who are interested to learn more about the fellowships and proceed to apply, more details are provided in the announcement attached below.

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Symposia: Malaria in the Era of COVID-19

Keystone Symposia and MESA will host an eSymposia on “Malaria in the Era of COVID-19” aiming to shed light on how to effectively combat the dual challenges of a malaria-endemic world, along-side new complications posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be held from March 16-17, 2021 at 8:00AM EST / 12:00PM UTC / 2:00PM CET.
 

Registration
Regular Registration Rate: $150 USD. There is free registration for assistants based in a low-middle income country.

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Check out this Toolkit:  Keystone and MESA Symposia.

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HRP Alliance mentorship program for young female researchers

The HRP Alliance will launch a mentorship program for young female researchers on December 3, 2020. The launching event will be done virtually over Zoom. The HRP Alliance recognises that young female researchers sometimes need extra resource help to navigate career and development paths within WHO. A partner, Antoinette Oglethorpe Ltd, has been asked to help facilitate the program that will encourage and support career development. 

The launching event will be a 90 minute webinar designed to help prospective mentors and mentees, understand what mentoring is and the benefits it can bring. Learn more about the program in the attached document.

How to Apply

Please click on the link to register in advance for this webinar: 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ErNysbwTRTKw6AGpkvS7xg 

The webinar will be held via Zoom on Thursday 3rd December at 11.30am UK time.  It will last for 90 minutes.  There is no additional cost to you to attend. 

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Request for Information for Implementation Research Case Studies: Approaches to Advance Respectful and Compassionate Care in TANZANIA

The HEARD Project (a collaboration between USAID, University Research Co., LLC, Ifakara Health Institute, and Africa Academy for Public Health in Tanzania) seeks to co-fund the documentation and analysis of existing efforts/promising approaches to advance respectful and compassionate care in Tanzania and technically assist its implementations.

Promising approaches generally refer to interventions that have the potential to successfully advance policies, advocacy, systemic or interpersonal actions, facility-based, and/or community-driven efforts to improve respectful environments of care. Woman-centered respectful care approaches, for this purpose, span interventions that target antenatal care, maternity care and postnatal care and could, for example, include policy, advocacy, program (facility or community-based), training and mentoring interventions.

Therefore, its hereby soliciting short proposals from Tanzania-based partnerships between implementation assistance entities and local research institutions that demonstrate an opportunity to generate implementation research case studies that capture learning around how and why specific promising approaches advance respectful care within and beyond the context of a global pandemic such as COVID-19—specifically in Tanzania.  

Deadline for Questions: August 19, 2020, 5:00 PM (EAT)

Questions by email ONLY to: heard@urc-chs.com

Closing Date and Time for Applications: August 27, 2020, 5:00 PM (EAT)

Applications must be emailed to: heard@urc-chs.com

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Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021-2022

The call for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021-2022 for Foreign Scholars for the 2021–2022 Academic Year is open!

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD.
The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to go to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.

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MPH Implementation Science Course at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

The Master of Public Health in Implementation Science (MPH IS) aims at training health professionals from Tanzania in methodological and substantive aspects of Implementation Science.

Duration: 2 years, full time

Mode of delivery: Mixed (face-to-face and online), field attachment.

Entry requirements/Qualification:

  1. Graduates with bachelor degrees from any recognized University in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Laboratory Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacy, Environmental Health Sciences, Nursing or any other relevant health related fields.
  2. Graduates with bachelor degrees in other fields of study such as statistics, epidemiology, demography, food science, social science, information and communications technology (ICT), economics, public health and other relevant fields may also apply provided they are graduates from recognized Universities.
  3.  Applicants must have scored at least a GPA of 2.7 in their undergraduate degree course.

To apply use this link: https://www.muhas.ac.tz/announcements/321

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NIHR COVID -19 Funding Opportunity

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has launched a call for global health research to tackle COVID-19 in LMICs, in partnership with the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This research call is aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps. The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in LMICs. The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses.

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Internship Program on Infectious Diseases Modelling

This is an inter-disciplinary internship program aimed at building and enhancing skills related to data management and analysis, software programming, machine learning and mathematical modelling.

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Applied machine learning academic exchange program

Get sponsored enrolment in an online applied machine learning course certified by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) - a research institute and university in Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL extension school). The course is 6 months, part-time in your own time, from anywhere, starting when you want.

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