WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
Type of project: Grant application to assess programme capacities in countries where visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is endemic and to implement WHO’s treatment recommendations towards achieving universal health coverage and NTD roadmap targets. The primary objective is to ascertain the capacities of the health systems in Eritrea, South Sudan and Sudan in the application of the WHO guidelines for VL management towards meeting the NTD Roadmap target to attain the Sustainable Development Goals achieving a <1% case fatality rate among primary VL cases. The successful applicant is expected to set up and lead a team that coordinates the review across the three countries working in collaboration with the respective national VL or NTD programmes and local researchers.
Location: Eritrea, South Sudan and Sudan
Eligibility: The lead investigator should be a recognized expert in the field, preferably have a PhD or equivalent degree in public health or related discipline, have a minimum of seven years of experience working with endemic country national programmes in NTD and VL/leishmaniasis control, Previous work with WHO or another international organization and/or major institution in the field of evaluation of health services or disease control programme review would be an asset.
Closing date: 15 February