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African Union Scholarships for the Masters Programme in Epidemiology

  • In Health
  • 24 Jul 2018 - 2:45pm
  • By Elias Tuhereze
  • 1,872

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) - a Specialized Technical Health Agency of the African Union, invites qualified candidates to apply for a full scholarship to undertake the full-time study in the Master of Science in Epidemiology degree programme at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health.

The candidates can apply for any of the six fields of study under the programme. These are:

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Field Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Biostatistics and
  • Implementation Science.

The degree programmes are open to candidates from a range of disciplines including clinical and other health-related fields; statistics and other quantitative fields, as well as demography and social sciences. The scholarship will focus on candidates currently working with the National Public Health Institutes in their respective countries.

The Africa CDC was launched in January 2017 by the African Heads of State and Government to ensure Africans have public health institutions capable of mitigating against the social, economic, and security dimensions of infectious disease threats. In supporting the African Union Member States to establish and strengthen National Public Health Institutes, the aim of the scholarship is to strengthen public health workforce capacity within the Member States.

Further details can be found in the document below:

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