The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) calls for applications from eligible candidates for the next cohort of the Malaria Modeling Fellowship (MMF).
This was announced in a post on the body’s X (formerly Twitter) handle.
The fellowship is a collaborative effort between NCDC, Corona Management Systems (CMS), The World Health Organisation (WHO) and The Nigerian National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP). It is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
The Malaria Modeling Fellowship is an important mathematical modeling tool in the field of infectious disease control.
It includes formulating mathematical equations to explain how infectious diseases propagate through populations. Researchers can learn more about how diseases spread and how various preventative strategies may affect disease transmission, by examining these models.
According to information on CMS’s website, MMF is an initiative to build the mathematical modeling capacity of public health professionals in Nigeria.
The Malaria Modeling Fellowship will expose participants to a comprehensive curriculum that includes core modeling content, in-depth knowledge of malaria epidemiology including transmission dynamics and adjunct modules crucial to enhancing their careers and equipping them with in-demand modeling competence.
The fellowship is aimed at:
- Increasing the number of doctoral and post-doctoral-level trained mathematical modelers with malaria expertise, based at Nigerian institutions.
- Increasing the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) on modeling approaches as a tool that can support strategic planning and evaluation.