International AIDS Society Educational Fund calls applications for Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme.
The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme, an initiative of the IAS Educational Fund, aims at contributing to improving the quality of HIV service delivery in resource-limited settings by providing two-year fellowships to clinicians from sub-Saharan Africa, who will spend one year in Europe and one year in Africa at clinical institutions. The programme will offer in-depth training for clinicians committed to careers in HIV clinical service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of strengthening access to high-quality services for sub-Saharan Africa populations, with a client-centred service delivery approach.
The fellows will be selected with a view to their potential of functioning as a multiplier and disseminate the knowledge learned (for example, towards other physicians, nurses, community healthcare providers) to further broaden the impact of the program. At the end of their fellowship, the fellows should have skills that enable them to mentor and train other fellows.
The fellowship will provide expert training in HIV service delivery for people living with HIV and AIDS, from diagnosis to treatment and including co-morbidities. It will place particular emphasis on appropriate care for different patient groups, including key populations. In addition to that, the fellowship will help build capacity, foster clinical research and develop long-term sustainable partnerships. Furthermore, the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme will recruit the “high-flying” healthcare professionals to spend time in HIV-specialized centers and be given the opportunity to develop their clinical and research skills and take a postgraduate diploma in HIV.
Fellows will receive a living allowance for the duration of the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme. But however, applicants should ensure they are financially able to enroll in the 2-year program before accepting the fellowship.
Clinicians working in sub-Saharan Africa who thinks of becoming HIV specialists with at least two years of clinical experience can apply for this experience. Furthermore, candidates should meet the following requirements to be eligible for this program