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March 17th, 2017 in Fellowships

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Fellowship Opportunity: Global Health Systems (GHS) Global Health 2017-2018 Fellows Program

January 12th, 2017 in Fellowships

If you are a graduate (spring/summer 2017) who is passionate about improving global health through communications and advocacy, the Global Health Strategies (GHS) one-year Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and learning.

Applications open from December 5 - March 24

Contact: Kathleen Sherwin, Global Talent Advisor,

Our Fellows are entrepreneurial, innovative and strategic thinkers with excellent communications and analytical skills. Fellows are team players and have a strong commitment to our clients. They also bring a sense of humor and enjoy having fun.

Objectives of the GHS Fellows Program:
The GHS Fellows Program affords young professionals the opportunity to:
• Gain exposure to the field of global health communications and advocacy
• Hone their writing, research and strategic thinking skills
• Work with high-profile clients on high-impact projects
• Attend presentations and trainings with leaders in the global health field
• Receive professional evaluation, assessment and mentorship

The GHS Fellows Experience:
Fellows work closely with GHS staff to assist in the design and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies for a range of in issues in global health, including infectious disease, immunization, women’s health and universal health coverage. Fellows are provided hands-on experience meaningfully contributing to client goals.

Fellows spend the majority of their time on client work and are also provided opportunities for training and development.

Client work may include:
• Contributing to the research and writing of strategy memos, media materials and issue briefs
• Monitoring and analyzing media coverage and advocate conversations about global health issues
• Providing logistics support for conferences, meetings and events that GHS organizes on behalf of clients
• Managing databases of global health media, policymakers and opinion leaders
• Assisting GHS staff with project management (e.g., drafting meeting minutes, updating work plans, tracking budgets)

Training and development opportunities may include:
• Weekly support with a fellow manager; monthly mentorship with member of the GHS senior management team
• Access to skills trainings, reading list and lunch and learns at GHS with leaders in the global health field
• Sponsorship to attend global health events in NYC
• Opportunity to become an expert on a particular issue within global health

GHS Fellows Program Qualifications & Structure:
• Fellows generally hold bachelor’s degrees (upon entering the program) and have an interest in global health, communications and/or advocacy. They are excellent writers, researchers and critical thinkers
• Experience with communications and advocacy on digital media platforms is a plus
• Fellows will be hired for a one-year term (July 2017-July 2018) with evaluation at the midpoint of the program
• Fellows will be paid stipends equivalent to $32,500
• Fellows are provided a moving allowance of $4,000 and access to our employee benefits program

How to Apply:

Applications Accepted December 5 – March 24

Candidate Contacted for Interviews March 27 – March 31
Candidate Interview Period (3 rounds via web conferencing, online writing test & onsite) April 3 – April 28
GHS 2017 Fellow Offers Extended May 1 – May 12
Fellows Start at GHS July 10
* Timeline may be adjusted by GHS *

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional or academic references (references should include name, org, email and/or tel only) via online submission. We will contact you if your background matches our job qualifications.


For more information about careers at GHS, please visit or email Elliot Epstein, Director of Talent, at .

GHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse background to apply.

About GHS:

GHS is a communications and advocacy consultancy that works to raise awareness of global health and development challenges, build consensus around innovative solutions and promote political leadership and accountability.

Issues we care about

People work at GHS because they are passionate about changing the world. Since our founding in 2002, we have had the privilege to support some of the most important issues and debates in global health – including polio eradication, universal health coverage, financing for women’s health and the historic introduction of new childhood vaccines.

How we approach our work

Our staff combines deep knowledge of a range of global health and development issues with expertise in strategic communications and advocacy. Our staff brings a campaign-style mentality to advancing issues and includes professionals from the fields of journalism, law, public policy, product development and market research.

Where we work

We work at the global level and across some of the most important emerging markets for influencing health and development policy, funding and science. Our regional offices in Brazil, India, China, Kenya and South Africa work closely with local media, governments and civil society, and understand the interplay of global issues with local politics.

Who we partner with

Current clients and partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women Deliver, Johnson & Johnson, UN Development Programme and Graca Machel Trust.

Academic Global Child Health Fellowship – 2018 with SickKids Hospital in Toronto

January 12th, 2017 in Fellowships

Academic Global Child Health Fellowship-2018

The Centre for Global Child Health (C-GCH) at The Hospital for Sick Children is recruiting fellows for the Academic Global Child Health Fellowship training program for the start date of July 2018.

The Global Child Health Fellowship program is the first in Canada to concentrate on preparing candidates for academic careers in global child health. The exceptional training program will serve to develop leadership and scholarly skills in working with disadvantaged paediatric populations (from neonates to adolescents), and their families, throughout the world.

Applicants should be looking to start a challenging 2-year fellowship program. This interdisciplinary program will be accepting applicants from a variety of clinical, health care, research, and other related professional backgrounds (e.g. MDs, nursing, allied health, epidemiology, etc.)

Visit our website to learn more and apply.

Interested applicants can contact the Global Child Health Fellowship Program Committee at for further information.

CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions announce The First Mile Innovation Challenge

December 1st, 2016 in Fellowships

The First Mile Innovation Challenge

CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions announce The First Mile Innovation Challenge to crowdsource innovative technologies/solutions that directly address clinical or community hardships in global primary care.  These innovations should impact communities and individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a focus on:

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Cardiac Health
Safe Surgery

Winners of the First Mile Innovation Challenge will receive $25,000 USD in funding, in addition to introductions to GE’s new five.eight Accelerator and resources provided through the CAMTech Innovation Platform.

Competitive submissions will demonstrate how the proposed technology/solution addresses an existing primary care health challenge and why current solutions are inadequate. Submissions will also outline how the innovation can be applied in clinical settings through a sustainable commercialization and business model.

Visit the Opportunities page on the CAMTech Innovation Platform (CIP) to learn more and apply! Applications are due January 10, 2017.

This initiative follows the First Mile Discovery Challenge, which crowdsourced the most pressing, unmet clinical needs in global primary care.  Click here to learn more about the winning challenges on the CIP.

BUSPH Public Health Post Fellowship Opportunity

November 18th, 2016 in Fellowships

The launch of Public Health Post (PHP), a new venture housed at SPH that aspires to elevate the conversation on public health. The goal of the website is to facilitate an ideas-first dialogue around public health that focuses on the drivers of population health. We seek to engage policymakers, journalists, and academics who can make change on a local, state, national, and global scale. We aspire to foster an online portal that is fresh, fun, and appealing to people across sectors; to feature work from across the world; and to become the go-to-place for the public health conversation. 

Fellows play a prominent role in the creation and dissemination of content.

The ideal candidate is an...

-excellent writer passionate about public health,

-comfortable with social media

-well-organized and creative

-Graphic design, WordPress, and other web skills are a plus

Fellows will report to Editor-in-Chief David Jones and Project Manager Melissa Davenport. Fellows will be expected to produce one new article per week, working on average 15 hours per week, and will receive a stipend of $10,000 for the year. Any interested students should send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to Melissa Davenport at

Feel free to send any other materials you think are relevant, including art or links to websites you have developed. Applications received by November 18 will receive priority

Public Health Post is accepting applications for the second round of fellows for January 2017-2018. Any interested students should send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to Melissa Davenport at

Please click here for more information


Global Health Corps Applications are OPEN! Positions in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi & the US

November 17th, 2016 in Fellowships, Jobs

Great ideas don't change the world -- great people do. Global Health Corps (GHC) is building the next generation of global health leaders through a one-year paid fellowship program. We are looking for 156 talented young leaders from every sector for our 2017-2018 class of fellows - applications are open through January 18, 2017. 

GHC fellows fill critical systems gaps at high-impact NGOs and government agencies in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi and the US, working on issues ranging from malaria to nutrition, family planning to HIV/AIDS. Read more about our emerging leaders' experiences and thoughts on leadership, social justice, and health equity.

If you want to shape the future of global health and you meet the requirements below, we invite you to start your application today! This year's fellowship positions will be posted on December 7, 2016. Our diverse community of nearly 750 changemakers is committed to social justice and united by the belief that health is a human right. From where we're sitting, the future looks very, very bright.
Fellowship Eligibility Requirements
1) You are 30 years old or younger on June 25, 2017.
2) You have a bachelor's degree or higher by June 25, 2017.
3) You are proficient in English.

Uganda Site Director, MGH Global Medicine Program

November 3rd, 2016 in Fellowships

Job Opportunity: 

Uganda Site Director, MGH Global Medicine Program

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Health is seeking a talented and dedicated physician to serve as the Uganda Site Director for its Global Medicine (GM) Program.

As the on-site representative in Uganda, the GM Uganda Site Director will support the vision and mission of the Global Medicine Program, MGH Global Health, and the MGH Department of Medicine. The Site Director will support all components of the Global Medicine Program and will lead the development and evolution of those elements based in Uganda. The Site Director’s responsibilities will include clinical care, medical education, mentorship, administration, program leadership, and research. The successful candidate will have completed residency training in internal medicine, family practice, or medicine/pediatrics, and be Board certified/eligible. For more information, please click here

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM Graduate Student Research Grants on Latin America

November 1st, 2016 in Fellowships, Funding


Graduate Student Research Grants on Latin America


The Latin American Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce this year’s competition for funding to sponsor graduate research on Latin America. Projects on Latinos in the US will also be considered. In particular, this initiative is aimed at students completing Master Papers or PhD Dissertations or other significant research projects for academic credit. The funds can be used for travel or other research expenses between December 2016 and June 2017. The competition is open to LASMA students, and other graduate students conducting research on Latin America

To apply, please address application materials to:

Adela Pineda
Director of Latin American Studies
Department of Romance Studies
Boston University
718 Commonwealth Ave
Boston MA 02215

Send application via email to:

Applications should arrive by November 30, 2016

Applications should include the following:

A letter of application
A resume or curriculum vitae
A project proposal of approximately two pages (one-half spaced) (plus any supporting documentation) in which you set out the nature of the project, the specific research to be funded by the grant, a concrete, specific research plan, and an itemized, documented budget for the research. (Having a well thought out, detailed plan of research will improve your chances of success.)
Evidence that you are also seeking other avenues of funding (such as GRAF or outside sources)
A letter of recommendation from a LAS faculty member
A small number of awards may be made, up to $800 per student, according to the strength of the proposal, the costs of the project, and your overall qualifications.


A LASP review committee will notify you of its decisions by December 15, 2016.

USAID Global Health Fellows II

October 31st, 2016 in Fellowships


Anticipated timeframe: Summer 2017
Location: Washington, DC / Arlington, VA

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II is pleased to announce its call for summer 2017 internship applications with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). We seek candidates in a variety of technical areas who are currently enrolled in:

Their senior year of a bachelor's degree program or have completed within the past 24 months.
A master's or doctoral degree program, or have completed within the past 12 months.
GHFP-II Internships provide a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in the global health field, working alongside experienced professionals on health projects of international importance.



Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition
Infectious Diseases
Population and Reproductive Health
Key Populations and Gender
Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Information, Informatics
Health Governance and Finance
Supply Chain & Logistics/Business Intelligence
Data Science, Data Analytics and Visualization, GIS



This not an actual job description, but a call for applications. Should you be selected to interview, you will be provided with a finalized scope of work. Your application may not result in a position or employment offer.



Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website.

All online applications must be submitted by January 17, 2017 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.

GH811 students need your help!

October 27th, 2016 in Fellowships

Team Hakuna Matata (aka Samantha Clark and Avnee Patel) is doing a survey for Dr. Andrew Stokes’s class, GH811 Applied Research Methods, on physical activity in BUSPH students.

The goal of our survey is to assess physical activity in the student community with the aim of providing recommendations to create more resources and opportunities for BUSPH students. The survey should take 10 minutes and all survey results are anonymous.

We really appreciate your time and support. Thank you!

Survey link:

Hi everyone! Our survey is assessing student engagement with the homelessness. Please help us out! We appreciate your time! - Lauren Sava

Hi all! 

For GH811 my group is looking into BUSPH student involvement with the opioid epidemic. Please fill out the survey on the opioid epidemic in the link below. Thank you! - Abby Morrison