The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in collaboration with the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is calling out to actors involved in the fight against malaria in affected countries to participate in a four week postgraduate malaria course in Tanzania from 20 April to 15 May 2020.
As noted in the 2019 W4GF World Malaria Day statement – the global Malaria response is important to women Whilst all people exposed to malaria can be affected, the risks of exposure and limitations to accessing adequate prevention and treatment remain disproportionately high amongst women. (UNDP December 2015) Unequal gender roles and gender dynamics give rise to different vulnerabilities (Measure Evaluation March 2017) and acombination of biological, socio-economic and cultural factors increase susceptibility amongst women. Specifically, adolescent girls between 15-19 years, women living with HIV, pregnant women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are particularly affected (Roll back Malaria partnership September 2015); (Measure Evaluation March 2017).
W4GF Advocates working on malaria are encouraged to apply for this course as it will be an opportunity to strengthen competencies, reinforce knowledge and increase ability to be effective malaria advocates.
  • The call is open to: Health personnel, scientists and researchers, public health specialists and Malaria control administrators.
  • Minimum entry requirements: Bachelor of Science or Master degree, several years of professional experience and basic computer skills.
  • Mode and place of delivery: 4-week, full-time course held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
  • Costs of the course: Registration fee is USD 500 per participant. Travel, accommodation and catering expenses will be sponsored by the organisers. Health insurance is at the expense of the participants. No per diem will be distributed.
  • Facilitators: International and national experts from affected and non-affected countries selected for their area of expertise, teaching skills and willingness to be deeply involved in the learning process.
The deadline to apply ends on 20 February 2020.
Interested in applying read more from the call for applications and application form.
Further enquiries can be emailed to konstantina.boutsika@swisstph.ch