2012 AUSAID Development Research Awards Scheme Funding Round Success
A project entitled "The impact of scholarships on strengthening the health system in Africa: an assessment of selection models", was funded in the recent round of the AusAID Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS). The 2012 ADRAS round funded AUD28.7 million worth of research (45 successful research grants) across the eight priority themes of Africa, Disability-inclusive development, Education, Gender, Health, Mining for development, Scholarships and Water, sanitation and hygiene.
The project, led by researchers in the School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, and and the Graduate School of Government, , will examine the outcomes of Australian scholarships for Africans including re-integration and development of networks of practice among returnees. The research was awarded AUD457,408 and will focus on Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique.
Further information about the AusAID ADRAS program and successful recipients in this round can be found at http://www.ausaid.gov.au/research/Pages/adras.aspx
AsiaBound Grants Program 2014
The AsiaBound Grants Program 2014 Round is now open.
This is a wonderful opportunity for MBBS and MIPH students to apply for funding to support their international experiences. The eligible destinations include a large number of Asian countries, and there is funding to support short term study, language grants and increased OS-HELP loans.
More information may be downloaded here.
The grant application round closes on 20th May 2013.
International Women's Day Forum 2013
Integrating care in the perinatal period: crucial to mother and child survival in resource-poor settings
The University of Sydney and Medicins Sans Frontieres joint forum on "Integrating care in the perinatal period: crucial to mother and child survival in resource-poor settings" was held on Monday evening, 11th March in the Eastern Avenue Auditorium. The free event was held to celebrate International Women’s Day and was attended by around 80 students and professionals.
The presentations from the three invited speakers were very well received and featured (Professor, International Maternal and Child Health, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney and Clinical Academic Neonatologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney), who gave a very informative overview of the global burden of perinatal versus maternal death, (Medical Advisor-Women’s Health, Médecins Sans Frontières) who introduced the perinatal approaches and challenges for facility-based care in medical-humanitarian programmes and (AusAID scholarship recipient and Masters of International Public Health student, University of Sydney) who explained the challenges for maternal and child health care at the frontline in western Indonesia, where she works as a doctor.
The presentations are available for viewing below.