These are five opportunities that health professionals can take advantage of this August. These opportunities include fellowships, start-up grants and travel grants for conferences.
1- Call for Abstracts for the International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) 2023
This annual conference dubbed the biggest public health gathering in Africa provides “a unique platform for African researchers, policymakers and stakeholders to come together and share perspectives and research findings in public health while ushering in a new era of strengthened scientific collaboration and innovation across the continent.” if you have research carried out between 2020 and 2023 and falls within these 9 thematic areas, submit your abstract here. As part of the abstract submission, you can apply to be considered for travel scholarships if your abstract is selected. The conference this year will hold in Lusaka, Zambia. Read more. Deadline: August 30
2- COVID-19 Recovery for Routine Immunization Programs Fellowship
This program is delivered by sabin vaccine Institute. “The COVID-19 Recovery for Routine Immunization Programs Fellowship is a comprehensive training program brought to you by Sabin’s Boost Community (Boost) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The goal of the program is to support a cohort of national and sub-national immunization professionals by strengthening their capacity to plan and implement immunization programming, with the ultimate outcome of reversing the dangerous decline in rates of routine immunization. Apply here. Deadline: August 18
3- The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award
Win up to $90000 for your start-up. “The Africa Young Innovators for Health Award is the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa‘s flagship program focused on supporting young health entrepreneurs across Africa with the tools they need to advance promising healthcare solutions for the betterment of their communities. The award program is searching for innovations that can help: Extend population coverage (who receives services, linked to equity and non-discrimination); Extend service coverage (what health services are available); Ensure financial protection (ensuring health services do not lead to poverty). Learn and Apply here.
4- BMJ Journal Global Health Grant
The aim of the BMJ Global Health Grant is to recognise the contributions of early career researchers from low-income and lower-middle-income countries working in the field of global health.The grant is awarded to the applicant who describes the most original methodological contribution, and that shows the greatest importance or potential impact in advancing the field of global health. The winner of the BMJ Global Health grant will receive a maximum of GBP 5,000 to support attendance at the 13th European Congress on Global Health (ECTMIH 2023) in Utrecht, Netherlands (20-23 November 2023), and the opportunity to publish a full paper in BMJ Global Health at no cost (article processing charge waived). It will cover the applicant’s conference registration fee, return travel and accommodation costs, visa application fee and subsistence for the days on which the conference is held. Read more here and apply. Deadline: 13 August
5- Job with Evidence Action Cameroon: Senior Associate, Maternal Syphilis
Evidence Action is a global non-profit organization with an approach distinctive in international development – we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Evidence Action is working to increase syphilis screening and treatment among pregnant women in an effort to prevent mother-to-child transmission of syphilis. Without effective and timely treatment, syphilis infections in pregnancy carry a significant risk of stillbirth, neonatal death, and cognitive and physical disability. The organization has launched its maternal syphilis program in Liberia and is now expanding the program to Cameroun. The position will be based in Yaoundé, Cameroun. Apply here
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