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Thursday 18 February 2021
WAIDID/GTN bursaries available for the 2021 Sondalo courses on TB management and control


WAIDID/GTN bursaries available for the 2021 Sondalo courses
TB management and control


WAIDID and the GTN (Global Tuberculosis Network) are happy to announce the availability of bursaries for the 2021 Sondalo Courses on TB management and control.

Below the 2021 Sondalo Courses (web-based):

1)      End TB Strategy and TB elimination during the COVID-19 pandemic: from guidelines to implementation: a practical web-based course
April 12 – 16, 2021
The overall goal of the training course is to further develop the necessary skills to plan, implement and evaluate a TB control programme during the COVID-19 time, based on the  WHO End TB Strategy, with a special focus towards TB Elimination. The course uses innovative approaches, taking advantage of core guidelines and guidance documents, and simulation activities centred around Fictitia (a fictitious country in which all activities take place). The course is interactive and exercise based, being a mixture of presentations, exercises, forum with experts and virtual site based on data from Fictitia.

2)      From designing a research project to publication
A practical web-based course including scientific coaching to support publication
May 3 – 7, 2021
The overall goal of the training course is to develop the necessary skills to plan a research project, write the protocol, draft the manuscript and present it to a conference as Abstract/Oral presentation.
Facilitators include top level Editors/Associated Editors of major international journals. The course will guide participants through the entire spectrum of research activities and includes coaching to help succeeding in publishing the scientific product the participant is involved in. Although the core topic uses examples from Tuberculosis (a disease that can be prevented, diagnosed, treated and rehabilitated), the methodology is applicable to other topics.

Criteria to apply for a bursary

  • To be WAIDID and GTN member (membership free)
  • Good skills in English
  • Motivation to support /participate in GTN/WAIDID activities
  • Previous participation in GTN activities (preferred)
  • Early career (preferred)
  • Low/intermediate income country (preferred)
  • Capacity to motivate other participants to collaborate in future activities and attend future courses



The following documents should be e-mailed at the attention of: Lia D’Ambrosio

  • Biosketch (max 300 words)
  • Up to 10 top publications
  • Motivation Letter (max 200 words)

Deadline for applications: 26 March 2021, end of business



A committee composed of the GTN Chair, Secretary General and international experts will evaluate the applications.
The confirmation will be provided

  • by 31 March 2021 for the April course
  • by April 15 2021 for the July Course

For information: Lia D’Ambrosio