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African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track Fellowship Program 2023 (Funded)

Applications are open for the African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track Fellowship Program 2023. Africa CDC has developed a continental African Epidemic Service (AES), an elite workforce hosted and directed by the African Union.

The African Epidemic Service has three tracks namely, Epidemiology, Laboratory Leadership, and Public Health Informatics. The African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology track is a two-year competency-based applied epidemiology training program that aims to strengthen the disease prevention and response capacity of African Union member states.

The fellowship includes a two-year training in applied epidemiology, with three months in class training in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and 21 months of applied training on a site hosted by an African Union Member State. The didactic training will be delivered in all African Union languages, while host site activities will be done in the language of the Member State.

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Successful applicants will participate in experiential core learning activities that include, but not limited to: data analysis, surveillance system evaluation, and outbreak investigation. The AEAES epidemiology will have the support of an expert supervisor. Fellows will be also matched with experienced public health mentors who will provide support throughout the fellowship program.

Requirements:

Applicants for the Fellowship must:

  • be citizens of an African Union Member State;
  • have been employed at the time of application in an African country with permission from the government institution to attend the two years training, with right to return post training;
  • have a graduate degree from an accredited school of human medicine, veterinary medicine, or other doctoral-level training in nursing, environmental sciences, or other public health field;
  • possess an MPH or equivalent degree with coursework in epidemiology or quantitative research methods;
  • have at least three years of recent full-time public health post graduate experience in an African country;
  • Have a functional knowledge of the any of the African Union working languages and ability to read and write technical medical and epidemiological texts.

Duration and Benefits

  • Africa CDC will provide all learning and development materials and meet all costs associated with the fellowship, including travel related costs (e.g., airfare, lodging, incidentals), stipends, hardware, and insurance.
  • Fellows will be supported to ensure that they have the relevant software and sufficient Internet connectivity for online learning.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the button below or click this link

Deadline: 26th October, 2023

African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track Fellowship Program 2023 (Funded)
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