The ASISA Foundation collaborates with Learn Africa Scholarship Program

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The ASISA Foundation collaborates with Learn Africa Scholarship Program

  • It will fund the research doctorate into Epidemiology and Public Health as part of its chair in the King Juan Carlos University.

Thursday, 4th May. María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, the president of the Women for Africa Foundation, and Francisco Ivorra, president of the ASISA Foundation, signed a framework agreement this afternoon in order to work together in the field of public healthcare.

In this agreement, ASISA and Women for Africa express their intention to collaborate in joint projects to help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3: to guarantee a healthy life and promote well-being. In this vein, the two organisations especially hope to foster activities in the field of maternal and children’s health in Africa and to boost knowledge, training and research in areas related to health, and especially women’s health.

As the first result of this collaboration, in the very same signing ceremony a specific first agreement has also been signed by which the ASISA Foundation now forms part of the Learn Africa programme providing scholarships for African women researchers in Spanish universities.

Specifically, the ASISA Foundation, which holds the humanitarian and medicine chair in this entity in the King Juan Carlos University, is to pay for a scholarship for one female African researcher in the inter-university Epidemiology and Public Health Doctorate Programme, which lasts 3-5 years.

These studies will mostly be carried out remotely, though the scholarship beneficiary will spend one month a year in situ in Spain.

Women for Africa would like to publicly thank the ASISA Foundation for its generous collaboration through this scholarship, which deals with a field of special interest for researchers in Africa: epidemiology.

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