The One Health Institute Fellowship

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The One Health Institute Fellowship

Organized by Makerere University School of Publich Health (MakSPH) and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resource and Bio-Security (CoVAB). Deadline for Application is 4th March 2016

Background:

Because of the increasing trend in diseases that results from animal-human-environment interactions, there is a new global paradigm of doing things together to solve health challenges. Multidisciplinary individuals with transformative knowledge and ability to prevent and mitigate risks at the animal-human-ecosystems interface are needed in order to achieve “One Health”

Under Makerere University, the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network of fourteen Public Health and Veterinary Higher Education Institutions located in six countries in the Eastern and Central Africa region is calling for applications for the One Health Institute Fellowship.

Funding & Support:

The One Health Institute (OHI) Fellowship is a multidisciplinary, experiential training, and mentorship training model where Fellows will be given high level placements in order to acquire competences in One Health approaches to problem solving.

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows will attend the OHI theoretical classes for three weeks and will have three months placements, and one week of final presentations. Fellows will be attached to organizations where they will be mentored in outbreak investigation, contact tracing and follow up, data collection and analysis, writing and publication skills, etc. The fellows will be assigned two mentors to oversee their competency acquisition. 

The fellows will be fully sponsored by OHCEA in order to complete the training.

Assessment:

Compulsory in-class theoretical training and fellowship placement with continuous assessment to qualify for the certificate

Target participants:

The applicants targeted are Makerere University fulltime graduate students in their second year with great potential for leadership, previous demonstrable contribution to multi-disciplinary work approaches and a vested interest in positively contributing to, and advancing, the emerging field of One Health

Who should apply?

  • Ugandan Nationals
  • Currently enrolled on a fulltime graduate program in Makerere University from any of the fields of: Social sciences, Public health, Mass communication, IT, Veterinary, Nursing, Law , Agriculture, Environment and Laboratory
  • Age should not exceed 38 years for Men  and 40 years for Ladies by September 30th, 2016
  • Fluent in English communication (listening, speaking, writing, and understanding)
  • Have a letter of recommendation from his/her academic supervisor
  • Fully available for theoretical training and placement period 

Application Procedure:

All applications must be written in English and emailed to the Program Administrator on ohceaug@ohcea.org by 28th February 2016.

Applicants are required to submit an application form which can be accessed below (See application form download below) 

For more details contact:

Mr. Gabriel Tumwine (Admission Faculty Lead), Cell: +2567782194819/0750951719

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