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Explore opportunities to engage in public health, research, development, and clinical activities throughout the world. 

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* Tools: planning guide, forms, funding

Searching for healthcare delivery solutions in the
Global South

**DEADLINE Feb 28, 2015**

Nominate healthcare delivery solutions for preventing and controlling infectious diseases of poverty in Africa, Asia and South America for the Social Innovation in Health Initiative. Innovators will share their solutions at a TDR forum at the World Health Organization, their work will be included in a publication, and they will be considered for a fellowship hosted at the University of Cape Town and Oxford University.

. Read the full selection criteria here. 25 individuals/ organisations with the best solutions will be selected.


New Year-Out Funding Opportunity for 2015-16: African Federation for Emergency Medicine:

Join the AFEM Team!

Applications available now through 12 February, 2015

AFEM is seeking outstanding candidates for its 1-year internship positions in global emergency care development. AFEM Interns receive a small living stipend and are primarily based in Cape Town, South Africa for the 2015-2016 year. They will be directly involved in the operations of the organisation as well as special projects, and have the opportunity to conduct independent research in pursuit of an MSc in Emergency Medicine. Below is more detailed information about the positions; please read it carefully before applying!

Ready to apply now? Here's the application:

Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

Applications due February 18

Benjamin H. Kean, MD, (1912-1993), an internationally acclaimed expert in tropical medicine, discovered the causes of several diseases, including turista, also known as travelers’ diarrhea. Moreover, he was a renowned teacher, researcher and practitioner of tropical medicine whose mentorship and support enabled many medical students and physicians-in-training to begin and sustain their careers in tropical medicine.

He fiercely maintained that early hands-on experience in the tropics was the best way to stimulate a career in tropical medicine. Dr. Kean was instrumental in helping many medical students obtain these fundamental experiences that spurred lifetime commitments. The Fellowship honors his significant contributions to the field and, perhaps more importantly,enables his passion forteaching and mentoring to continue.

Administered by the Society’s American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health, theFellowshipprovides travel expenses for medical students who arrange clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases.

For more information including how to apply click here.



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About Global Health Programs

Global Health Programs coordinates global activities of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and supports the international aspects of our research, educational, and service programs. Our activities include: (i) placement of Penn medical students in global health experiences and hosting of international medical students at Penn; (ii) recruitment of postdoctoral fellows who come from international institutions; (iii) facilitation of international research initiatives and sponsored programs undertaken by faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine; (iv) coordination of global activities with other schools of the University, and the Office of the Provost; (v) provision of information for faculty, students, and administration; and (vi) representation of the School of Medicine in interactions with international institutions.