PHD SCHOLARSHIP - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Ministry of Health of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar is
implementing her National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (2019-2024)
in line with the deliberations made by the Global Action Plan on AMR (2015).
One of the strategic objectives in this plan is to optimize the use of antimicrobial
agents in human and animal. The Ministry of Health through Zanzibar Health
Research Institute (ZAHRI), has received a grant from the International Center
for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) to implement a project called
“Optimizing the Use of Antibiotics in Childhood Infections in Selected wards of Two
Hospitals in Zanzibar”. This multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary project will be led
by ZAHRI, in collaboration with the Public Health Laboratory- IdC Pemba, Mnazi
Mmoja Hospital, ChakeChake Hospital, Health Improvement Project Zanzibar
(HIPZ) and Global Health Unit Rigshospitalet – Copenhagen University Hospital,
One of the specific objectives in this project is to build AMS capacity through
training, mentorship and research to support future roll-out of antimicrobial
stewardship in neonates and children. This includes a Randomized Controlled
Trial to determine the effectiveness of C-Reactive Protein point of care test in
clinical decision making on antibiotic treatment in neonates and children admitted
in Chake Chake Hospital and Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar, Therefore, the
project is looking for one enthusiastic PhD candidate to join the project team
members. The candidate will be enrolled in one of the universities in Tanzania for
a period of three years.
The scholarship package will be Tuition fees, Research expenses, Stipend,
Stationary and Travel.
Eligibility for Scholarship
A prospective candidate to be considered for this PhD scholarship MUST meet
the following criteria:
i. Be a Zanzibarian and not more than 45 years old.
ii. Have a Master Degree in Human Health Sciences.
iii. Working in hospitals, or any other health related research institutions for
a minimum of 2 years.
iv. No other pre-existing sponsorship from another institution.
v. Be ready to work with the project team for a period of not less than 3
vi. Applicants with at least one publication in the field of pediatrics, pediatric
infectious diseases or antimicrobial resistance/ antimicrobial stewardships
will be given priority.
• Application letter
• Motivation letter
• Certified copy of academic certificates and transcripts
• Updated curriculum vitae
• Two recommendation letters from academic referees with their contacts.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and will be required to appear for
an interview (physical/virtual) in March 2023.
The interested applicants are required to send their application not later than
20th February 2023 to;
Zanzibar Health Research Institute (ZAHRI)
Box 236, Unguja.