Call for applications: Africa Regional – Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative on tackling Antimicrobial Resistance


 Entebbe, Uganda.  Application deadline: July 5, 2019

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted at the World Health Organization and its implementing partners invite applicationsfromGhana, Sierra Leone and Uganda for the first Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT)course on tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) though operational research. The training will start in Entebbe, Uganda on September 2nd– 14th2019.

Participants will be drawn from institutions actively engaged in human, animal or environmental health programmes.  They could include doctors, nurses, veterinarians, laboratorians, pharmacists, monitoring and evaluation officers and other public health professionals.

This is a very practical and output-oriented coursewith clear milestones and measurable targets. Failure to fulfil the expected outputs linked to each module means the candidate will not proceed to the next module. This training is solely aimed at improving research capacity of participants and there is no other remuneration of any kind. A total of 12 candidates will be selected (four participants by country).

Eligible candidates who are not selected for the Africa regional course may be re-considered for the national course (which follows) if their research subject is considered relevant and interesting.

Applications will only be accepted through the online link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Africa_Regional_AMR_SORT_IT_2019-20

Please note: The following link contains the course brief and the templates for letter/statement from applicant and supervisor- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cg8uysocft33nrx/AAAGPUP7a6p3uLu5anbAnzA9a?dl=0

Before filling the online application, a) go through the course brief – this contains details about course rationale, description and application process b) ensure that you have the following documents ready: your CV, concept note, letter/statement from applicant (yourself) and letter/statement from your supervisor.Your application will be rejected without the letters of commitments in the prescribed format.

Only successful applicants will be informed of final selection around July20, 2019

For more details about the TDR SORT IT programme, please go to: https://www.who.int/tdr/capacity/strengthening/sort/en/

ABOUT TDR

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. TDR is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO) and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO. For more information, visit: www.who.int/tdr

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