Call for Application: Africa CDC – Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowship Program
The Africa CDC – Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowship Program is a continental workforce development program targeting national public health institutions and laboratories in the African Union Member States to improve the use of pathogen genomic data for outbreak detection and disease surveillance. The fellowship is program is implemented in partnership with the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), and regional centers of excellence.
The program is open to National public health institutes (NPHIs) and National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) personnel who wish to gain experience in NGS sequencing or analyzing pathogen genomic sequence data. Applicants should have a minimum of BSc degree and be a citizen of the African Union Member States.
The fellowship program has the following objectives:
- to train pathogen genomics and bioinformatics workforce to improve outbreak detection, investigation & disease surveillance in Africa;
- to contribute to strengthening the prevention, preparedness, surveillance, and control of infectious diseases while supporting the implementation of Africa’s New Public Health Order;
- to contribute to knowledge and technology transfers and capacity building within and between African Union Member States.
For more information on How to apply, please see Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowship.