The CEBHA+ is a research network funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. The network intends to translate the principles of evidence based public health through conducting robust research and overcoming the disconnect between primary research, evidence synthesis and implementation into policy-and-practice.
Sub-Saharan Africa is affected by a substantial burden of disease, with premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and unintentional injuries being on the rise. There is thus a substantial need to develop and implement evidence-based interventions to prevent and treat NCDs and unintentional injuries in Africa, as well as to address their root causes. CEBHA+, a research network with partners in many African countries, including South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia has emerged from this need. The Network aims to build long-term capacity and infrastructure for evidence-based healthcare and public health in sub-Saharan Africa, by focusing on both prevention of disease and delivery of care for NCDs.
Conditions of the Scholarship
The successful doctoral candidate will be expected to:
• Conduct policy relevant NCDs-related research within the low and middle income country (LMIC) public health context
• Submit at least 2 manuscripts emerging from the doctoral research to peer-reviewed journals
• Complete his or her doctoral studies within 3 years after first registration (by the end of 2021)
• Repay the scholarship amount given if the candidate fails to complete his or her studies within the expected period.
Details of the Scholarship
The total scholarship is valued at € 24,000 and will be paid out over 3 years. The scholarship will be administered through the successful candidate’s university; and it will cover tuition fees and research costs, and contribute towards living expenses. Payment of the scholarship will be as per the university policy; and continued payment of the scholarship will depend upon the candidate’s satisfactory progress against agreed goals. The successful candidate will be mentored by experienced researchers within the CEBHA+ Network.