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EADB Medical Training and Fellowship Programme for East African Physicians (Funded to the UK) 2018

The East African Development Bank’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF) is an EADB initiative to build capacity in Kenya and Rwanda in the fields of neurology and oncology.

Application Deadlines: 

  • Neurology: Deadline applicants for the Rwanda & Uganda Neurology course on 9-13 July is 20th June 2018.
  • Oncology: To be Announced

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda

To be taken at (country): Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda and the UK

Eligible Fields: This programme will train physicians in three fields:

  • Clinical Training – Neurology
This aim of the Clinical Training – Neurology course is to increase patient access to physicians trained in the early detection and management neurological conditions, and to highlight the opportunities for implementing both primary and secondary prevention within their day-to-day clinical practice
  • Clinical Training of Trainers – Oncology
The Clinical Training of Trainers – Oncology course will increase patient access to physicians trained in the acute triage and management cancer presentation, and to highlight the opportunities for implementing both primary and secondary prevention within their day-to-day clinical practice.
  • Medical Fellowship Programme – Oncology and Neurology (UK)
The Medical Fellowship Scheme sponsors Eight East African doctors to proceed to the UK on  a two-year fellowship towards an MSc in Oncology or Neurology. The Scheme includes 12-months of clinical practice and training in a UK hospital supported by RCP.

About the Award: EADB’s mission is to promote sustainable social-economic development in East Africa by providing development finance support and advisory services. Through the Medical Training and Fellowship(METAF) Programme, EADB aims to increase capacity towards early detection, research and access to treatment of cancer and neurological disorders by increasing the number, quality and deployment of medical doctors in public service with specialty training in the treatment cancer and neurological disorders of in the East Africa region, especially in communities and areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

The Programme aims to increase the number, quality and deployment of medical professionals in public service specialising in the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in the East Africa region.

It intends to train 600 East African physicians over a period of four years and will focus on early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

Type: Short courses/Training

Eligibility: 

Neurology clinical courses: Applicants must fulfil all of the following criteria;

  • Hold a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MSChB)
  • Be currently enrolled in a Masters of Medicine (MMed) programme or hold a MMed qualification
  • Be based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda
  • Can demonstrate the capacity to use their training to impact on other trainees and patient care in their institutions.

Oncology Training of Trainers courses: Applicants must fulfil all of the following criteria;

  • Hold a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MSChB)
  • Be currently enrolled in a Masters of Medicine (MMed) programme or hold a MMed qualification
  • Be based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda
  • Commitment to act as trainers in the cascaded oncology clinical courses

Value of Award: Travel and accommodation costs will be covered under the program.

Duration of Program: 

Training Dates

Neurology

  • – Kenya 19-23 February
  • – Rwanda 26 February – 02 March
  • – Tanzania & Kenya 28 May – 01 June
  • – Rwanda & Uganda 09-13 July
  • – Kenya 03-07 September

Oncology

  • – Kenya 24-28 September
  • – Tanzania 01-05 October
  • – Rwanda November
  • – Uganda To be confirmed

How to Apply: 

  • To apply for Neurology, please complete and submit application.
  • To apply for the Clinical Training of Trainers: please complete and submit application.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: East African Development Bank

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