Winter field research opportunity for UP students: Last chance to apply!

Posted on April 07, 2016

Seeking a University of Pretoria student to join the Malaria Awareness Program (MAP) for its research and programme implementation in Limpopo and Mpumalanga from June-August of 2016. This student researcher will work alongside Programme Coordinators to implement the programme and assist in the research/evaluation process. The student will contribute to greater health knowledge of participants, as well as create a strong bond with the community and further increase the sustainability of the programme.

MAP is a project of One Sun Health (OSH), a non-profit organization that aims to promote sustainable, locally driven solutions to public health challenges through community health education and social entrepreneurship initiatives. MAP involves an intensive community health worker training programme followed by a multi-week series of education workshops, which take place at the traditional leaders’ home in various villages. MAP falls under the ambit of the University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC).

To find out more about One Sun Health go to

To find out more about the UP CSMC go to


Please note: This is not a job opportunity and you will not receive payment for this. This is purely a research opportunity to partake in community based malaria-related health promotion and education. There are costs involved and students must be able to cover their own costs.

Click here for the OHS Programme Coordinator overview and application document.

DEADLINE ~ 15 April 2016!


- Author University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control

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