Jobs and Announcements

50th Anniversary Celebration of ECSA-HC: A Milestone of Regional Health and Cooperation
ECSA Health Community: Arusha, 2024

As we step into 2024, the East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This milestone not only symbolizes a half-century of collaboration with our core member states – Kenya, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi, Mauritius, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – but also reflects our expansive efforts in health advocacy and service beyond these borders. Over the years, ECSA-HC’s endeavors have reached various other African nations, contributing significantly to the advancement of health care standards and services across a wider region. ECSA HC will be sharing details of the anniversary events and activities on the website, in a year of reflection, celebration, and renewed commitment to advancing health care in our region.

A call for proposals for community actions that promote social justice and solidarity
Deadline for applications: 3 April 2023

ACT Ubumbano invites proposals from community and activist organisations, and organisations of faith, for support for social justice action. These actions may be responses to the impact of environmental, gender and economic injustice on communities, or they may be campaigns to change particular situations that communities are struggling with. The action must be implemented and completed by 30 November 2024. Proposals may be for a maximum of ZAR30,000 (South African Rands). Amounts allocated are likely to be less than this to reach as many applicants as possible.

SOLVE Open Call For Solutions
Submissions open until April 18

Solve’s Global Challenges seek exceptional innovators who are using technology to solve today’s most pressing problems. Those selected become a Solver team and join this nine-month support program, receive access to funding in grants and investments, join a powerful network of impact-minded leaders, receive coaching and strategic advice from experts, and gain exposure in the media, among many other benefits. Since 2016, over 20,000 solutions headquartered in over 180 countries have been submitted in response to Solve’s Global Challenges. The resource supports a diverse group of 299 Solver teams, who have collectively impacted over 190 million lives worldwide. These teams are 62% women-led and headquartered in 59 different countries.

World Congress of Epidemiology 2024
24-27 September 2024, Cape Town, South Africa

The theme of World Congress of Epidemiology 2024 is “Epidemiology and complexity: challenges and responses” which will engage the depth and breadth of methods and practice in contemporary epidemiology. The meeting will feature top-calibre invited speakers presenting plenary lectures, workshops and interactive sessions. The abstract-driven programme will include oral and poster presentations including theory and application from every sub-discipline of epidemiology. With more than 2000 delegates expected, WCE2024 promises to be a unique opportunity to share experiences and expertise – the opportunities to learn, grow and network within the field will be phenomenal. This is the first time the congress will be hosted on the African continent.

2023 Public Health Association of South Africa Conference
10 – 13 September in Qheberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) hosts an annual conference, with the aim of engaging public health practitioners from around the country, region and world to share their experiences and research, discuss topical public health issues, and mentor public health students and young researchers. This year it will be from 10 – 13 September in Qheberha, Eastern Cape. The theme is, Transforming Research Translation, Reimagining Public Health Evidence, Policies and Practice. The 2023 conference will engage with the most recent public health research and evidence, rethinking current models of research translation, identifying barriers and opportunities for change, and exploring new strategies for knowledge exchange and dissemination

The Oliver Tambo Fellowship Programme (OTFP), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
Registration open until 9 December 2023

This health leadership programme directly relates to the manager's workplace within the health system. Nominating people from the same team offers the possibility of greater impact, including across successive cohorts. The Fellowship is affiliated to the University of Cape Town and offers a unique perspective on leadership, rooted in systems thinking & policy analysis, tailored to the complex challenges of our health system. The Programme entails four sequenced and interrelated 6-day learning blocks, covering: the complex nature of health systems and their challenges, leading everyday health system strengthening, engaging health system hard- and software resources for implementing improvement, sustaining workplace-based interventions for system improvement, and mentorship during and after the course. The Programme offers direct engagement with senior health leaders, other experts with national and international insights, as well as peer leaders

Uganda National Conference on Health, Human Rights and Development
26th – 29th September 2023 at Mestil Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

The Ministry of Health - Uganda (MoH) and the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) are organising the Uganda National Conference on Health, Human Rights and Development, scheduled for 26th – 29th September 2023 under the theme; ''The Right to Health; A vital Component in achieving SDGs''. The conference aims to facilitate an understanding of the trends and progress made on the Right to Health in Uganda in an effort to realise SDGs and accelerate further action. The conference tracks include: Health systems strengthening, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Health, policy and the law, Mental Health, Harm reduction and Wellness, Multi-sectoral Collaborations, and Strategic Partnerships, coalitions and Movements.

22nd edition of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, ICASA 2023
Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 July 2023

The 22nd edition of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2023) offers a space for exchange of ideas and experiences among delegates in general and key actors, in particular, to respond to the AIDS epidemic, to advocate and implement effective, evidence-based AIDS and STIs, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria and emerging diseases interventions as well as health systems strengthening in their communities, countries and regions. ICASA 2023, through the Community Village, avails a platform for PLHIV, key populations, community leaders, and their partners to showcase their programmes, services, best practices and share experiences and network to scale-up and sustain the response towards the end of AIDS. It further creates a a forum to appreciate and exchange African arts and traditions in relation to HIV, STIs, TB and Malaria. The Community Village Programme will be released on 30th September 2023.

Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health Fellowship, University of Pretoria
Deadline for applications: 16 October 2023

The Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Program in Health (ASELPH) is a unique collaborative program through the University of Pretoria jointly developed and initially implemented with contributions from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and the National and Provincial Departments of Health in South Africa. The Program is focussed on developing middle and senior health system managers or clinicians for the challenges of the South African health system. It covers modules in Leadership, Ethics, Strategic Planning, Health sector Transformation, Decentralization & health service re-engineering; Complex Problem Solving, Financial Management, Human Resources For Health, Quality Improvement, Strategic Marketing and Communication and Monitoring and Evaluation. Innovative teaching and learning approaches include peer learning, case study methodology, reflective learning and mentorship.

Uganda National Conference on Health, Human Rights and Development (UCHD)
Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD): 26th – 29th September 2023, Kampala, Uganda

CEHURD will hold the Uganda National Conference on Health, Human Rights and Development together with the Ministry of Health in Kampala, Uganda for 3-days in September, 2023. This conference is the first of its kind in Uganda and will focus on the country’s advancement on realizing the right to health within the context of sustainable development goals. The right to health is a fundamental part of our human rights and human dignity. It is a development issue, which is incorporated in international and regional human rights treaties and in national laws, policies and strategies. A call for abstracts will be designed and sent out to all partners and potential networks to share papers based on the different conference tracks. Conference registration information will be available on the conference website at CEHURD in due course.