The DHS Program is now accepting applications for the 2017 DHS Fellows Program. The DHS Fellows Program is designed to increase the capacity of countries to conduct further analysis of DHS data. The primary objectives of the program are:
- To teach Fellows to analyze and conduct research with DHS data;
- To strengthen skills that Fellows will use to integrate DHS data into their teaching;
- To increase the ability of Fellows to build the capacity of others to use DHS data at their home universities
Infectious diseases remain the overwhelming cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. A fundamental missing piece in prevention and control of epidemics and pandemics is a strong policy framework for public health activities across sectors. Due in part to health workforce shortages, leadership responsibilities have been assigned throughout the systems to professionals who have a limited opportunity for training in policy formulation and implementation. Chatham House is uniquely positioned to work with the ascending leadership in West Africa to close this skill gap.