Volume 10| October 31, 2018
Kudos: CARTA Co-Director appointed Chair for the Joep Lange Institute
Felicitation to Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi on her appointment to the Netherlands-based institution. The new role will see her focus on engineering Africa’s healthcare systems that promotes and supports access to prevention and treatment of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
With the appointment, she aims to set up a research program on chronic disease management that will strengthen the responsiveness of health systems to infectious and non-communicable diseases.

Dr. Kyobutungi, the executive director of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), will also explore the role of digital technology and innovative healthcare financing in bridging the gap between patients with NCDs, their families and the healthcare system.  Read more about her new role here.
We ran a Twitter Campaign on gender equity in doctoral research
Did you know that in the three years of its implementation, DELTAS Africa (one of CARTA's funders) has recruited close to 992 master’s, PhD and postdoctoral fellows, 48 per cent of whom are women?

We featured this and much more in a Twitter campaign that we ran from October 22-26, 2018 . Join the conversation online by clicking on the hashtags:  #DELTASAfrica #AfricanWomenInScience
CARTA at the Kenya’s Commission for University Education (CUE) 2nd Biannual Conference
We are participating in the conference held from October 31 to November 2, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya that has brought together 300 participants (scholars, professionals, key policy makers, industrialists). Our co-director Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi is expected give a keynote address on November 1, 2018 on doctoral training, research and outreach in a session chaired by our program manager Dr. Florah Karimi.

The forum's theme is “ positioning Universities as the nexus of research, innovation and technology transfer for Socioeconomic Transformation ”. The sub-themes are Science, Technology and Innovation for National Development; Quality Assurance in Higher Education; Technology Transfer/Commercialization of Research Outputs; Collaborations, Partnerships and Linkages; and Doctoral Training and Research. The event will also provide a platform for universities to showcase their cutting edge research outputs and innovations.
Welcome to CARTA, Marta 
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Marta Vicente-Crespo to CARTA, to serve as one of the two program managers.

She has close to six (6) years of considerable experience in research capacity strengthening at a number of African universities. She has organized successful technical workshops to increase the exposure of postgraduate students and staff to biomedical research and data analysis techniques.

The secretariat is excited to have her join the dedicated team that will continue to grow and expand opportunities across the continent for African scholars to become great research leaders. Read her profile here .
CARTA Fellows marked World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2018
Our three fellows Adeyinka Adefolarin (Cohort Three, from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Boladale Mapayi (Cohort Four, from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria), and Oyeyemi Olajumoke Oyelade (Cohort Eight from OAU) contributed to this that put a spotlight on the need to promote and to protect adolescent mental health.
  1. The CARTA 2018 Annual Fact sheet (on the left) which unpacks how our three innovative approaches enhance the capacity of African universities by supporting junior faculty members to undertake their doctoral training locally.

Share with us what you are reading and it will be featured in the next monthly update.

  • Joint Advanced Seminar (JAS) 2 for Cohort Eight Fellows at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa from November 5-28, 2018. JAS 2 focuses on data management and analysis. Fellows will learn how to use software packages for qualitative and quantitative data management and analysis.

  • Supervisors Training workshop from November 26-29, 2018 for supervisors of Cohort Eight Fellows attending JAS 2 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
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Do you have a PhD and are interested in governance, gender, community, social change & health systems? Check and a pply here for this post doc opportunity. Deadline: November 2, 2018 .

Apply for the upcoming Immunology in the Tropics course on TB by the Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Centre of Excellence. The two-weeks course is suited to PhD and MSc candidates, or clinicians and lecturers wishing to update their Immunology knowledge.  Deadline: November 2, 2018. Download th e application form for here

Emerging Global Leader Award. Deadline: November 7, 2018. Click here to apply.

Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43 Clinical Trial Optional). Deadline: November 13 More information visit this site.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of the   Grand Challenges Explorations  initiative. Deadline: November 14, 2018.

Call for papers and participation for the 9th KEMRI Annual Scientific & Health (KASH) Conference . Deadline: November 30, 2018.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website . Deadline: December 13, 2018.

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 .
Share with us any news and updates such as published papers, policy briefs, community engagement activities, scholarships, what you are reading, won a grant, attending or about an upcoming conference, a call for applications/funding/papers. Share before November 16, 2018 to be included in the next CARTA news & updates.