Volume 08| August 31, 2018
CARTA Newsletter 
In this edition, read our cover story on page two on Cheikh Faye (Cohort Five) who is applying lessons as a CARTA fellow to steer a multi-country project that targets maternal and child health outcomes.

On page five , get a glimpse of the lessons our fellow Angeline Chepchirchir (Cohort Three) learned about heart diseases at a US conference.

Meet our 26 Cohort Eight Fellows and learn how they are distributed across our eight African partner institutions on pages six and seven.

Wonder what some of our 56 graduates are up to? Flip to page 14 .

Successful Joint Advanced Seminar (JAS) 3 ends at the University of Ibadan
Twenty-two (22) Cohort Six Fellows participated in the month-long JAS 3 at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. It began on July 30 and ended on August 24, 2018. JAS 3 focuses on data presentation, the doctoral dissertation, and scientific writing and communication skills to facilitate results dissemination and policy engagement. Read more highlights from the JAS here .
CARTA fellow appointed Sub Dean
CARTA Cohort Four Fellow Oluwaseun O. Akinyemi has been appointed the Sub Dean (postgraduate) of the Faculty of Public Health, University of Ibadan. This takes effect from August 1, 2018.

“I'll like to thank CARTA for all the investment made in getting us ready for responsibilities such as this,” he said shortly after sharing the great news.

As Sub-Dean, he will chair the Faculty of Public Health Postgraduate Committee where issues of abstracts, certifications, examiners' reports and results for masters and PhD programs are considered and approved before being forwarded to the Postgraduate School. He will also assist the Dean in the administration of the faculty especially with regards to postgraduate student’s welfare.

Read Ojo Melvin Agunbiade , CARTA Graduate and Postdoc fellow (Cohort Three), article in The Conversation Africa on why urbanisation in Nigeria that is happening at a "particularly astonishing rate" is failing its older people.
Our Cohort Five Fellow, Lester Kapanda (above), from the University of Malawi was in Amsterdam at the largest HIV/AIDS Conference where he made a presentation on the Prevalence and correlates of group sex participation alongside other risky sexual practices among men who have sex with men in Malawi.

"Our presentation focused on sexual practices among men who have sex with men being one the key affected populations in HIV prevention," he said.

Aurore Nishimwe , Cohort Seven Fellow, a staff the University of Rwanda and registered at the University of Witwatersrand was a One Health Fellow.

The One Health Collaborative (OHC) aims to “train the next generation of leaders through a One Health approach; utilizing systems thinking to equitably improve the health of humans, animals, and the environment using multidisciplinary training, evidence-based research, and implementation science.”

The Fellowship took place from May 21 to June 29, 2018. 

  • The 9th CARTA Partners' Annual Forum, September 17-18, 2018 at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
  • The 18th CARTA Board of Management and Funders' Meeting, September 19, 2018 at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
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Write about the findings or new research in your area of expertise, your doctoral study or any of the following international health days in September and October here.

The Conversation Africa is a highly reputable and credible source of information to improve the quality and scope of public discourse. Interested? let us know.
Call for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) by APHRC to undertake advocacy for increased financing and enhanced policies for health and immunization in Kenya. Deadline September 1, 2018 . Follow this link to apply.

The Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE) is sponsoring a workshop on HIV Reservoirs and Evolution in the beautiful Lake St Lucia Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Participants will be expected to cover their own travel costs however, there will be a 'mini' scholarship to cover housing and the course costs (tuition plus lunch and teas). Deadline: September 15, 2018. Apply here.

Wellcome Photography Prize 2019 open to photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. Deadline: December 17, 2018. Click here to apply .

For other opportunities check the CARTA website.
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