Mark Wainberg Fellowship program for Clinicians In Sub-Saharan Africa 2021/2023

Deadline: 7th March, 2021.

Mark Wainberg Fellowship Program For Clinicians In Sub-Saharan Africa 2021/2023 is now accepting applications for it’s fellowship award program. The Mark Wainberg Fellowship program for Clinicians in sub-Saharan Africa is an initiative of the IAS Educational Fund which is aimed at contributing to improving the quality of HIV service delivery in resource-limited settings by providing two-year fellowships to clinicians from sub-Saharan Africa, who will spend one year in Europe and one year in Africa at clinical institutions. 

The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Program For Clinicians In Sub-Saharan Africa 2021/2023 will offer in-depth training for clinicians committed to careers in HIV clinical service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of strengthening access to high-quality services for sub-Saharan Africa populations, with a client-centred service delivery approach.

Details For Mark Wainberg Fellowship Program For Clinicians In Sub-Saharan Africa 2021/2023

The fellowship will provide expert training in HIV service delivery for people living with HIV and AIDS, from diagnosis to treatment and including co-morbidities. It will place particular emphasis on appropriate care for different patient groups, including key populations.

It is anticipated that the fellowship will help build capacity, foster clinical research and develop long-term sustainable partnerships. The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme will recruit the “high-flying” healthcare professionals to spend time in HIV-specialized centres and be given the opportunity to develop their clinical and research skills and take a postgraduate diploma in HIV. More details on the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Program For Clinicians In Sub-Saharan Africa can be downloaded here.

Requirements For The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Program For Clinicians In Sub-Saharan Africa 2021/2023

The following requirements are expected from each candidate in order to be eligible for the fellowship program:

  • Terminal research degree as a medical doctor (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of two years’ clinical experience
  • Currently working in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Commitment to become a specialist in HIV
  • English, French or Portuguese speaking.

The fellows will be selected with a view to their potential of functioning as a multiplier and disseminate the knowledge learned (for example, towards other physicians, nurses, community healthcare providers) to further broaden the impact of the programme. At the end of their fellowship, the fellows should have skills that enable them to mentor and train other fellows.

Note:  Fellows will receive a living allowance for the duration of the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Program; applicants should ensure they are financially able to enroll in the 2-year program before accepting the fellowship.

Therefore, Clinicians working in sub-Saharan Africa committed to becoming HIV specialists with at least two years of clinical experience are invited to apply until 7 March at 23.59 CET.

Key Dates For The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Program For Clinicians In Sub-Saharan Africa 2021/2023
  • 8 February 2021: Call for applications
  • 7 March 2021: Fellowship application deadline
  • April 2021: Interviews for shortlisted candidates
  • Late April 2021: Fellowship notifications
  • July 2021: nitiation workshop and capacity development for fellow at the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021)
  • Q3 2021: Fellows move to their host institution

For more information visit official website of Mark Wainberg Fellowship Program For Clinicians In Sub-Saharan Africa 2021/2023 or see FAQS.

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