Webinars: Virtual Global Health Electives for Advanced Health Sciences Trainees

Child Family Health International (CFHI) is pleased to announce that it will be offering a Virtual Global Health Elective for trainees who have completed clinical training.  This includes final-year medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, and allied health students, as well as resident physicians and clinical officers. Now in its second year (leveraging CFHI’s 30 years of experience), this elective is 4-weeks in duration offered in October 2021, February 2022, and March 2022

The elective engages international faculty and trainees from around the world with multifaceted components including:

  • Community-based immersion with global partners
  • Comparative Health Systems
  • Cross-cultural Communication and Effectiveness 
  • Low resource Clinical Reasoning
  • Planetary Health
  • Global Health Ethics and Professionalism
  • Global Burden of Disease
  • International Development
  • Last Mile Health
  • and more....

Comprised of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-paced) components.

To learn more and have your questions answered, please register for one of the upcoming webinars! 

Webinar Dates and Times


For Students 

June 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm PT | 6:00 pm ET Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QbqQxWHPQiaY9RhJvdbwHg

June 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm PT | 5:00 pm ET  Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C60-b4YgTxOQTZWLJNRHzA

To find the time of the webinars in your location, check here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

With Regards. 

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Fellowships for Least Developed Countries – Call open


The ICGEB  together with the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and TWAS and have partnered through an ambitious programme targeted at scientists from least developed countries to pave the way to enhancing the scientific competences of early-career researchers in LDCs.

The programme agreement is called PACTs (ProgrAmme of CollaboraTions with LDCs) that offers early- career scientists from the 46 least developed countries (LDCs), who are aged 45 or under, exchange visits of up to six months at the ICGEB laboratories in Trieste (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa). Scientists will be working in the fields of biomedicinebiotechnology and agriculture. It will also include a third scheme to provide training in biotechnology policy and regulatory science by ICGEB experts.

Prospective Fellows can apply by logging into the Application Portal filling in the online application form for the South-South Programme or the South-North Programme, uploading all supporting materials and submit their application materials before 31 August 2021

For further information about the PACTs program, please see the Announcement on the ICGEB Web site.

For addition inquiries or questions related to the programme and requirements, please contact:

Ms. Martina Viviani, ICGEB Fundraising, Technology Transfer & Innovation Officer | E-mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla.

Mr. Moshe Kao, Programme Management Officer, UNTBLDC | E: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla.

Dr. Max Paoli, TWAS Programme Coordinator | E-mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla.

For questions related to the Application Portal, please contact: Ms. Fabrizia Niscio | E-mail:  Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla. 

Grateful for your assistance in further disseminating  this call among stakeholders in your country.  


LCR Inclusive Internship Program

The LCR Inclusive Internship Program is designed to introduce a diverse and inclusive group of qualified graduate students to the World Bank (WB) by offering hands-on opportunities to contribute to development work in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Selected candidates will be able to improve their own skills in a diverse environment dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity and will benefit from.

  • (i) opportunities for onboarding and training;
  • (ii) networking, mentoring, and coaching from World Bank staff and
  • (iii) being a part of one of the most reputable development banks in the world.

The LCR Inclusive Internship program is targeted to highly motivated and qualified individuals from the LAC region, with a special focus on Afro descendants, Indigenous People and other minorities. The program will partner with key stakeholders and academic institutions in the region to attract a talented pool of candidates and to help build the program.

The first cohort will consist of 16 internships starting mid-July - August 2021. The length of the internships will vary, between two and six months. Specific Terms of Reference for the assignments cover the fields of economics, finance, energy, climate change, private sector development, environment and the blue economy, social development, and other related fields. Interns will also collaborate on a joint project to contribute to the Region’s efforts on inclusion of underrepresented minorities in our current talent pool.

Selected candidates will be offered short-term temporary contracts with the WB for the period specified by each hiring unit. Interns will be hosted by the Country Offices and Practice Groups1 that have posted the task-based Terms of Reference. The call for internships will launch June 1, 2021 and selection will be finalized between July – August 2021.

More information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/lac/brief/lcr-inclusive-internship-program