Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science #WomenInScienceDay

11th February 2021

This year, the world will celebrate the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science to promote and honour women and girls in the field of science.  The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the critical role women researchers play in the fight against COVID-19, from enabling research to delivering it. In the coming weeks, we will bring you stories of inspiring women the UK-PHRST has been working with. 

New Course: COVID-19: Psychological First Aid in Africa

This course will show front-line responders how to recognise when people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are in distress, and how to provide them with Psychological First Aid (PFA).It is specifically designed for first responders in Africa and reflects the different healthcare situations of African countries.It draws on guidance from the World Health Organisation and the United Nations, and has been adapted for the context by the UK-Public Health Rapid Support Team (PHE/LSHTM) with input by experts from WHO AFRO, WHO EMRO, Africa CDC, the West African Health Organization, and the Eas, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC).

The SSHAP Fellowship Programme 

Applications due 1st March 2021 09.00am GMT

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) is delighted to launch its inaugural Fellowship Programme to begin in May 2021. Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Wellcome Trust, SSHAP is looking for future leaders in social science to be able to apply their knowledge in humanitarian emergencies in locally relevant ways. Apply for the  SSHAP Fellowship Programme.

Global Atlas of Medical Entomology Schooling (GAMES)

TDR and the Global Vector Hub (GVH) have developed a web-based global directory of medical entomology courses as a new resource for strengthening the capacity of scientists combating neglected tropical diseases and other vector-borne diseases.TDR has supported the development of a Global Atlas of Medical Entomology Schooling (GAMES), which lists a total of 126 medical entomology courses offered both on-campus and through distance learning in 32 countries across all WHO regions, covering seven languages.

Toolkit: Incorporating intersectional gender analysis into research on infectious diseases of poverty

This toolkit aims to strengthen the capacity of researchers working on infectious diseases of poverty by incorporating an intersectional gender approach. While this toolkit includes a focus on research that prioritises the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty, it is equally relevant to other health research and interventions.