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East African Development Bank (EADB) Medical Training and Fellowship Programme in Medicine (Neurology & Oncology)

Clinical Training of Trainers of Oncology:
Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF)


Course(s) Offered: Neurology, Oncology
Course Level: Short courses, Training
Provider: East African Development Bank
Country to Study in: Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda), UK

Scholarship Description
The East African Development Bank’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF) is an EADB initiative to build capacity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in the fields of neurology and oncology.

Through the Medical Training and Fellowship(METAF) Programme, EADB aims to increase capacity towards early detection, research and access to treatment of cancer and neurological disorders by increasing the number, quality and deployment of medical doctors in public service with specialty training in the treatment cancer and neurological disorders of in the East Africa region, especially in communities and areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

The METAF Programme intends to train 600 East African physicians over a period of four years and will focus on early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

Eligibility
a). Neurology clinical courses:
Applicants must fulfil all of the following criteria;
  • Hold a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MSChB)
  • Be currently enrolled in a Masters of Medicine (MMed) programme or hold a MMed qualification
  • Be based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda
  • Can demonstrate the capacity to use their training to impact on other trainees and patient care in their institutions.
b). Oncology Training of Trainers courses:
Applicants must fulfil all of the following criteria;
  • Hold a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MSChB)
  • Be currently enrolled in a Masters of Medicine (MMed) programme or hold a MMed qualification
  • Be based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda
  • Commitment to act as trainers in the cascaded oncology clinical courses
Eligible groups
Citizens of the following countries:
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda

Participating Institutions
EADB, British Council and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Fields of study
This programme will train physicians in three fields:

1). Clinical Training – Neurology
This aim of the Clinical Training – Neurology course is to increase patient access to physicians trained in the early detection and management neurological conditions, and to highlight the opportunities for implementing both primary and secondary prevention within their day-to-day clinical practice

2) Clinical Training of Trainers – Oncology
The Clinical Training of Trainers – Oncology course will increase patient access to physicians trained in the acute triage and management cancer presentation, and to highlight the opportunities for implementing both primary and secondary prevention within their day-to-day clinical practice.

3). Medical Fellowship Programme – Oncology and Neurology (UK)
The Medical Fellowship Scheme sponsors Eight East African doctors to proceed to the UK on a two-year fellowship towards an MSc in Oncology or Neurology. The Scheme includes 12-months of clinical practice and training in a UK hospital supported by RCP.

Number of awards
The programme intends to train 600 East African physicians over a total period of four years

Sponsorship duration
Clinical Training on Neurology:
  • For clinicians from Uganda: 02 – 06 October 2017
  • For clinicians from Kenya: 09 – 13 October 2017
Oncology Training of Trainers:
  • Oncology Cascade Soroti, Uganda 19 – 23 June 2017
  • Oncology Cascade, Kenya 3 – 7 July 2017
  • Oncology Cascade, Tanzania 10 – 15 July 2017
  • Oncology Refresher ToT, Uganda 23 – 27 October 2017
  • Oncology Refresher ToT, Kenya and Tanzania 6 – 10 November 2017
Scholarship benefits
Travel and accommodation costs will be covered under the program

Method of Application
To apply for Neurology, please complete and submit application. To apply for the Clinical Training of Trainers: please complete and submit application.

DEADLINES:
Last day to submit your application is 31st August 2017

PLEASE NOTE:
The East African Development Bank (EADB)’s mission is to promote sustainable social-economic development in East Africa by providing development finance support and advisory services. The EADB-sponsored METAF Programme aims to increase the number, quality and deployment of medical professionals in public service specialising in the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in the East Africa region. EADB is working in partnership with the British Council to manage and deliver the METAF Programme and with the Royal College of Physicians as the technical partner.

Application Deadline: 31 August 2017
Open to International Applicants: No (Selected Countries)

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Africa-America Institute / East African Development Bank STEM Scholarship to study in USA, 2018

East African Development Bank and the Africa-America Institute are offering scholarships for the Citizens of the EADB member states (Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda). Students should have a bachelor’s degree with an interest in pursuing a graduate degree at Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, world-class universities less than an hour away from New York City.

 

The aim of the institute is to strengthen human capacity for Africa’s development through education, skills training, dialogue, convening activities, program development, and management.

The objective of the Africa-America Institute is to play a role in providing Africa’s youth with opportunities to strengthen their talents and skills and become the chief economic drivers in their communities.

All undergraduate students (domestic and international) applying to these two universities who are coming directly from HS are required to take the SAT. All graduate students are required to take the GRE and international students not taught in English the TOEFL.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: March 7, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM).
  • Scholarship Award: Since 2015, eight students have received this full scholarship to pursue a graduate degree at Rutgers University.
  • Nationality: Citizens of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA (Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, world-class universities less than an hour away from New York City)

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this prestigious scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:
    Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda
    A university graduate with a bachelor’s degree with first class/upper second honors in mathematics, sciences or engineering
    Have at least three (3) years of teaching experience in a STEM-related field at a public institution in East Africa;
    Currently working full-time in public, government-owned educational institutions
    Committed to returning to their home country, to teach in a public government-owned institution which is a mandatory requirement.
    Diligent in successfully completing the application process by the allotted deadlines at Rutgers University
  • English Language Requirements: If selected, each applicant is responsible for submitting his/her GRE scores to Rutgers University by April 1. Please note that AAI does not cover the fee for the test.

 

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Phase 1: Due March 7

  • A copy of your Bachelor’s degree
  • Transcripts of your grades
  • A completed application form (the Application Form can be downloaded here)
  • A copy of your valid Passport
  • A copy of your GRE scores**** (due in phase 2 with your application to Rutgers University, April 1)
  • One-page essay on how you imagine the masters level education would advance your own career, and how you would then make a positive impact in advancing STssEM skills development in your home country; also specify why you should be added to the pool of the applicants to apply to Rutgers University?
  • Letter of support from your employer committing to employ you on completion of studies and confirming that your role is currently that of a teacher or lecturer in the STEM field.

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