The South African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (SAFELTP) is requesting applications for the incoming 2015 class from qualified health professionals with an interest in public health and commitment to public service.
SAFELTP is jointly sponsored by the National Department of Health (NDOH), the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), the University of Pretoria (UP) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The programme is a combination of didactic and practical training in which the resident is grounded in the academic basics of public health and is assigned to field sites where s/he learns by doing while being mentored by supervisors in projects that address key public health priorities.
This residency programme is a 2 year, full time commitment, from which residents graduate with a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Pretoria. The 2015 cohort will begin in January 2015 and end December 2016.
The growing field of public health and epidemiology in South Africa and globally brings exciting opportunities for graduates and professionals from health related fields to become competent in applied epidemiology of diseases and conditions relevant to South Africa. It also develops their leadership and management skills relevant to public health system strengthening and management. The training focuses on investigations of public health outbreaks (an acute health event or other epidemiological activity) and using epidemiology and biostatistics to conduct descriptive and analytical studies.
Bursaries/stipends may be available for South African applicants fulfilling predefined criteria. South African applicants working currently within the South African government at various levels, who plan to take study leave to participate in the programme and afterwards return to their workplace, must have written approval from their departments for the entire two years. Please note that NDOH staff that have been funded and granted study leave will be required to continue working for the NDOH for at least two (2) years after completing the MPH programme.
Please note that a B Tec degree does not fulfill the minimum educational requirements of the University of Pretoria and the SAFELTP.
You may also hand deliver the above application forms to Athalia Mathatho, SAFELTP Administration Office, Room L6, PRF Reception Building, NICD, No 1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, Johannesburg.
For enquiries or more information please contact:
Closing date: 31st July 2014
It is your responsibility to ensure that your application has been received by SAFELTP. Non-certified copies of qualifications will not be considered, neither will those received after the closing date. Reference checks will be conducted. All applications that meet the above requirements and received before the closing date will be acknowledged and given a reference number.
Correspondence will be made with short listed candidates only. If you have not heard from SAFELTP within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. For further information please visit the website.
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