Volume 01 | January 31, 2018
News & Updates
Felix Khuluza's research included in WHO publication on substandard and falsified medicines

Two publications by CARTA fellow Felix Khuluza (Cohort 5) have been used to provide evidence for the most authoritative global research on substandard and falsified medicines by the World Health Organisation.

A study on the public health and socioeconomic impact of substandard and falsified medical products reviewed all scientific papers on substandard and falsified medicines worldwide for the ten year period 2007-2016.

100 papers were included in the data analysis including the two papers by the fellow from the University of Malawi, Department of Pharmacy.

Read more here .
CARTA fellow speaks at US conference on Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease 

Joel Karani Magutah (Cohort 4) made a poster presentation at the Bioenergetics and Metabolic Disease conference in the USA. The poster, from his PhD research, was titled "Effect of short moderate intensity exercises in modifying cardio-metabolic markers in sedentary Kenyans aged at least 50 years."

The symposia began on 21 to 25 January, 2018 at the Keystone Resort in Colorado, USA.

"It was a great privilege and opportunity to not only learn what is happening elsewhere in the wider area of my interest but to also initiate networking and collaboration, and to have very helpful criticism and advice," said the fellow from the University of Nairobi.

His presentation discussed among other issues, that exercise sessions lasting <10 minutes are as good as those lasting ≥30 minutes in improving cardio-metabolic profiles of sedentary adults aged ≥50 years. 
8th University of Nairobi Open Day

CARTA will participate in the UoN Open Day from 1-3 February, 2018 at the Main Campus. CARTA secretariat will avail information on some of the available opportunities and trainings available to prospective students, general public, guardians and other stakeholders. This year's theme is " Tapping into opportunities for knowledge, skills and values."
International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11, 2017)

Are you a woman in science (or know one who is)? Tweet us @CARTAfrica your quote/photo/video discussing your or their role in science.

CARTA is committed to giving women a chance to excel in science through various interventions such as allows female candidates up to 45 years to apply for the prestigious PhD fellowships. The program provides airfare, travel insurance, accommodation and meals for breastfeeding mothers and fellows with infants (14 months and under) and their baby minders.This allows them to actively participate in the workshops and meet their milestones in their doctoral/postdoctoral studies. You can follow and participate in this conversation and more from 5 February, 2018 . Hashtag to follow is #WomenInScience4SDGs
Do you want to make a difference in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)? Apply to the International Training Program in SRHR before 10 April, 2018. Apply here

The Academy of Science of South Africa, The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from 21-25 May, 2018. Follow this link to apply.

For other opportunities check the CARTA website
Read about the experiences of two CARTA facilitators-- Jill Allison and Loubna Belaid --from the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) here .
Share with us any news and updates such as published papers, policy briefs, community engagement activities, scholarships, won a grant, attending or about an upcoming conference, a call for applications/funding/papers. Share before 15 February, 2018 to be included in the next CARTA news & updates.