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Data Science Approaches to Improve Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in Africa


Globally, there is an ongoing burden of 5.4 million deaths annually, that includes neonatal deaths (2.5 million), stillbirths (2.6 million), and maternal deaths (0.3 million).  Africa, with only 17% of the world’s population, carries nearly half of this burden with 2.3 million deaths per year.  Based on current trends, most African countries may possibly not meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ target of 12 or fewer neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births and are also at risk of missing targets for maternal mortality reduction.

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DELTAS Africa CPE Seed Fund


The DELTAS Africa Community and Public Engagement (CPE) Seed Fund is a 2-year scheme to support up to 50 DELTAS Africa doctoral and postdoctoral trainees to undertake innovative engagement projects aligned to their research projects. The fund has been set up with the support of Wellcome and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The seed fund criteria will align with the outcomes around the DELTAS Africa Learning Research Programme (LRP)and the DELTAS Africa Theory of Change. A themed round on an engagement strategy on gender equity in science – to benefit from this seed fund will be developed separately.

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Africa Science Desk call for pitches


Science journalism is a “dying profession” due to the closure of science desks across the globe, and Africa is no exception. The result is a dearth of credible public information about science, which in turn produces poor public scientific literacy. Compounding effects are the disappearance of outlets by which scientists themselves gain expertise in areas outside their own fields and through which policymakers receive credible information on science.

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Other Funding Opportunities


Newton International Fellowships

This scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.The scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years.

Award value – £24,000

Deadline – 

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