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Implementation science intake

- By Wits University

The Wits School of Public Health announces a call for full-time masters and doctoral degree programmes in the field of Implementation Science. The award for the programmes is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The degree programmes are open to candidates from a range of disciplines including Clinical and other health-related fields; Statistics and other quantitative fields, as well as Demography and Social Sciences. The degree programmes should also appeal to candidates who want to become more involved in research in health-related fields. Application details.

Wits is one of seven universities  in low and middle-income country setting, and one of three in Africa that have been selected to host the international postgraduate training scheme in implementation science for masters and PhD level students.

Training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation science. Implementation science is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them. The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers and practitioners in low and middle-income countries.

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