The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) which is co-lead by Wits brings together nine African Universities and four research centres and provides a worldclass PhD training programme in public and population health as well as institutional support to improve PhD level training. CARTA, through a competitive process, has awarded 25 fellowships to the class of 2010 who will graduate in 2015 with PhDs. Wits is proud to lead this programme and we are delighted that four Wits staff members have been awarded scholarships. Click here for more information on the students, their institutions and proposed research topics. The Wits CARTA committee wants to thank those people who assisted in reviewing the proposals sent to them.
CARTA is an initiative which aims to develop and deliver an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa and to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research. Over the medium-term, CARTA aims to produce a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address the complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, and to retain those trained in the region by providing them with a vibrant intellectual environment, and viable and challenging research and training opportunities.
CARTA draws together disciplines required to address the complex processes that influence health. These disciplines include Epidemiology, Psychology, Biostatistics, Anthropology, Health Economics, Demography, Sociology, Health systems, Health policy, Development Studies, and their interfaces with the biomedical sciences.