The University of Zambia, School of Medicine (UNZA SOM), Department of Public Health in collaboration with TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with a focus on Implementation Research, for the 2016 academic year, commencing September 2016. Implementation Research focuses on the systematic approach to understanding and addressing barriers to effective and quality implementation of health interventions, strategies and policies.

  • Master of Public Health, Epidemiology
  • Master of Public Health, Health Promotion and Education
  • Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management

Further information on implementation research is available from: www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/ 

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP

The scheme, which is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases based at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, provides full scholarship. Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries within the WHO Afro Region are eligible to apply. Five (05) fellowships are available for the academic year 2016 - 2017.

Please see this link for WHO Afro Region Countries: http://www.afro.who.int/en/countries.html
Please see this link for World Bank list of LMICs: http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/LMC 

Other requirements are:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree with a credit or above in a relevant field from any recognized university
  • Proficiency in English
  • If working, must provide evidence of ability to obtain study leave
  • Applicants should normally be below 35 years of age at the time of applying

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

This TDR International Postgraduate Training Programme scholarship covers:

  • Annual Return air fare to home country
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • An allowance towards the costs of recommended learning materials (reference text books and laptop)
  • Support for research project thesis/dissertation expenses and supervision, including travel and sustenance during data collection
  • A monthly stipend to cover living expenses

Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students, and their careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder platform that will be launched in the next year, providing ongoing monitoring of the impact of the programme, as well as networking and increased visibility opportunities for students.

METHOD OF APPLYING

Application forms can be obtained from http://www.unza.zm/application-forms-postgraduate, required documents are listed in the application form.

Completed and signed application forms, accompanied by a motivation letter in Word Format, should be submitted to the Department of Public Health at this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please put clearly in your email subject line ‘Application for TDR Scholarship’.

Application deadline: April 1st 2016 at 1700 CAT

For further information or clarification, please contact:

Ms. Choolwe Nkwemu Jacobs,
University of Zambia,
School of Medicine,
Department of Public Health
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Cell: +260-965- 346014

Prof Charles Michelo,
University of Zambia,
School of Medicine,
Department of Public Health
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Tel+260-979-232403(operational)
Tele fax +260-211-256181