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Implementation science is an upcoming field of study that focuses on using rigorous socio-economic methods (e.g., impact evaluation and quasi-experimental designs) to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into public health. Given East Africa’s heavy infectious disease burden, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is partnering with the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley, to develop a network of independent, health-focused researchers in East Africa equipped to investigate the socioeconomic dimensions of infectious disease treatment and prevention through implementation research and impact evaluation. This 5-day virtual training in Implementation Research with Emphasis on Infectious Diseases will explore these methods for early career social scientists and public health specialists in East Africa. 

Date: May 24-28, 2021 I Platform: Zoom Meetings 

Objectives

The objective of this short course is to equip participants with knowledge and skills on the use of implementation research as a tool for infectious disease treatment and prevention, and to broaden its impact by creating a network of active researchers in East Africa. Consequently, participants will be expected to develop proposals using implementation research that can be later submitted for funding.

Eligibility requirements

•    Citizen of East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda)
•    Doctoral/postdoctoral researcher or early career faculty 
•    Background in public health, social science, or related field
•    Demonstrated research interest in infectious diseases
•    Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

All applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee whose decisions, based on the strength of the applications, shall be final.

Methodology
The workshop will be highly participatory and discussion-based characterized by active participation of all attendees. A mixture of short lectures, group work, and individual/group presentation and discussion will be employed. The language of instruction will be English. 

How to Apply
Send a letter of intent, recent CV, and 1-page summary (Times New Roman 12-font) of the current or intended infectious disease-related topic via email with the subject line “APHRC IR Course 2021” to: aphrctraining@aphrc.org cc: jsyonguvi@aphrc.org

Deadline for application: May 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM EAT. 

Cost
For all successful applicants, the following costs are fully covered: registration fee including a certificate of participation, training materials and other contents.
 Training Unit| APHRC, Nairobi, Kenya
aphrctraining@aphrc.org |254 20 400 1000 | 254 722 205-933


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