The Bioethics Unit, University of Stellenbosch and the Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina have been awarded a training grant from the Fogarty International Centre of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the ARESA programme in southern Africa from 2011 to 2016. Each course consists of 3 two week modules and a research assignment. The first course will run from October 2011 to December 2012. Ten mid career professionals (7 from South Africa and 3 from neighbouring African countries) interested in working in the field of research ethics will be awarded scholarships to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Ethics.
Specific Admission Requirements:
Prospective candidates must
• have a background indicating a significant interest in bioethics or research ethics.
• have a degree in health sciences, law, social sciences or the humanities, including philosophy
• submit a letter of support from their home institution demonstrating institutional support &
explaining why the research ethics capacity-building of the applicant is important to the home
• be computer literate, have internet access and be fluent in spoken and written English.
In keeping with South African guidelines for diversity in REC membership, gender and race will be considered in selecting trainees.
Preference will be given to
• members of research ethics committees and regulatory agencies
• mature midcareer professionals who have research ethics experience
Closing date for admissions: 22 July 2011
Ms Meagan Van Ster
Secretary to Prof Keymanthri Moodley
Tel: (021) 938 9600.
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The Alliance for Case Studies for Global Health is seeking case studies for the second edition of Case Studies for Global Health (2009), a publication that highlights a range of situations in which governments, public and private sector organizations and individuals work together to address global health challenges. Also included are steps for developing programs that fight worldwide diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and dengue fever.
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The Stop TB Partnership's aim is to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. STOP TB has a list of resources published on their website and freely available to download, including several technical publications. With particular relevance to the field of diagnostics include following publications:
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This links to the website of the World Gastroenterology Organisation, who have training courses across South America, and in Thailand and South Africa. The WGO is a federation of over 110 national gastroentereolgoy societies across the world.
The site also offers an extensive, multi-language library of gastroenteregoloy guidelines for various diseases and health conditions, with links to resources and other articles.
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The Center of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC), SIUT, in Karachi has run a successful one year Postgraduate Diploma Program (PGD) in Biomedical Ethics since 2006. In 2010, CBEC also initiated a two year long Masters in Bioethics (MBE) program.
I am pleased to announce the first “Call for Applications” for intake of students for the PGD Class of 2012 and MBE Class of 2013. The academic year commences in January 2012.
Details of PGD and MBE programs, including eligibility criteria and admission process, and application forms are available on our website www.siut.org/bioethics. (The deadline for receiving applications is August 22, 2011).
We would appreciate it if you could circulate this announcement widely to relevant individuals and institutions.
Please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require additional information or any clarification.
Farhat Moazam, M.D., PhD
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