The HIV Research Trust is pleased to be collaborating with the Joep Lange Institute in providing a new annual named scholarship. The Trust and the Joep Lange Institute share common goals, putting patients at the heart of activity focused on resource-limited settings. This award is given to the individual who provides a research or training proposal that clearly demonstrates its purpose, the home institution benefit and its capacity building aspects, as well as alignment with the vision of the Joep Lange Institute.
The Joep Lange Institute combines science, activism, and pragmatism to reach their goal: making health markets work for the poor where the system fails the people. Bad healthcare not only undermines the health of individuals, it drives families and communities into poverty. To achieve their goal, the Joep Lange Institute analyses the obstacles in healthcare and advocates scaling solutions that have real impact.
First recipient of the Joep Lange Institute Scholarship through the HIV Research Trust
The first ever recipient of the Joep Lange Institute Scholarship through the HIV Research Trust is Dr. Goodluck Lyatuu, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Manager, from Tanzania. Goodluck will attend an advanced course in epidemiological analysis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK and will apply skills to investigate the effect of the World Health Organization (WHO) Option B+ intervention on outcomes in pregnant/breastfeeding women living with HIV and their infants, receiving antenatal care in routine settings. The course will enable Goodluck to improve design of the planned implementation studies to evaluate interventions to optimize Option B+ success in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Undertaking this training will provide access to experienced researchers in epidemiological design and analysis and this will provide practical experience on key issues to observe in undertaking a large epidemiological study in routine care settings. Upon his return to the home institution, Goodluck will use the knowledge and skills acquired to strengthen systems for analysis and utilization of routine data to improve quality and outcomes of health interventions implemented by the institution.
Application for the above scholarship is via the standard application process click here to find out more about applying online. Application for 2018 scholarships opens September 2017.