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Africa CDC 2023 African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track Fellowship Programme

Africa CDC has developed a continental African Epidemic Service (AES), an elite workforce hosted and directed by the African Union. The African Epidemic Service has three tracks namely, Epidemiology, Laboratory Leadership and Public health informatics. The African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology track is a two-year competency based applied epidemiology training program that aims to strengthen the disease prevention and response capacity of African Union member states.


Africa CDC African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track Fellowship Programme

Application DeadlineOctober 26, 2023
Funding TypePartially Funded
TypeFellowship
SponsorAfrican Union
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Africa CDC African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track Fellowship Programme

Africa CDC will provide all learning and development materials and meet all costs associated with the fellowship, including travelrelated costs (e.g., airfare, lodging, incidentals), stipends, hardware, and insurance. Fellows will be supported to ensure that they have the relevant software and sufficient Internet connectivity for online learning.

Requirements for Africa CDC African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track Fellowship Programme

This program targets qualified applicants across Africa Union Member states who are drawn to public health discipline and are interested in practicing applied Epidemiology. AES Fellows will be selected from a wide variety of disciplines including Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Environmental Health, Occupational Health as well as other associated disciplines within public health. Successful applicants are leaders who aspire to master applied epidemiology and are willing to accept assignments in a wide range of public health topics across the 55 African Union Member States.

Applicants for the Fellowship must:

  1. Be citizens of an African Union Member State; 
  2. Have been employed at the time of application in an African country with permission from the government institution to attend the two years training, with right to return post training;
  3. Have a graduate degree from an accredited school of human medicine, veterinary medicine, or other doctoral-level training in nursing, environmental sciences, or other public health field;
  4. Possess an MPH or equivalent degree with coursework in epidemiology or quantitative research methods; and
  5. Have at least three years of recent full-time public health post graduate experience in an African country;
  6. Have a functional knowledge of the any of the African Union working languages and ability to read and write technical medical and epidemiological texts. 

Selection Process

Fellowship Selection

Selection to the Fellowship will be by an independent committee comprising of experts from the African Union Commission, Africa CDC, and their global partners. The selection process will emphasize an equal opportunity approach to secure the representation of women and underrepresented groups.

Application Documents

All applicants must provide the following information:

  1. A national passport from an African Union Member State. 
  2. An official letter of support with permission from a government institution to attend the two-year training programme with the right to return post training.
  3. Letters of recommendation from two reputable professional referees.
  4. An official degree and student copy transcripts of your bachelor’s degree. (The official transcript will be requested from your university upon acceptance to this program.)
  5. An official degree and student copy transcripts of your master’s degree. (The official transcript will be requested from your university upon acceptance to this program.)
  6. Evidence of recent full-time public health post graduate experience in an African Country.
  7. Brief curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum).
  8. Motivation statement (2 pages maximum), outlining your formal education, work experience and why this program would be a good fit, and further outlining how this training will impact your country.
  9. Optional: Evidence of additional relevant qualifications.

Application Deadline

October 26, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to African Union on impact.africa-cdc.org to apply

All applications must be submitted using the online application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more details, visit African Union website.


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