Joanna Briggs Institute Developing Countries Clinical Fellowship
The Joanna Briggs Institute (http://joannabriggs.org/) is an international not-for-profit, research and development centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. Our international collaboration includes more than 70 groups and entities across the world. Of these, many groups are situated in less-resourced settings such as Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Botswana and Uganda.
The Joanna Briggs Institute collaborates with these groups where language, technology, geography and finance present significant challenges to the provision of healthcare. We are working with these groups to create an appropriate knowledge base to support health decisions and to make this knowledge readily available in developing countries.
The Joanna Briggs Foundation (http://joannabriggsfoundation.org/) has been established to raise funds that enable health professionals from developing countries to undertake the JBI Clinical Fellowship program. The JBI Evidence-Based Clinical Fellowship Program is a six-month work place, evidence-based, implementation program involving 2 x ten-day intensive training workshops in the Joanna Briggs Institute in Adelaide, and conducting a work place evidence implementation project in the intervening months.
JBI Clinical Fellowship
Applicants must be health professionals currently working in their home country, with access to a clinical setting. They must be able to identify a topic of interest in an area in which they would like to conduct a baseline clinical audit, implement evidence based strategies, and then conduct a follow-up clinical audit aimed at assessing outcomes. Past projects have included topics such as: (see attached examples)
- Improving management of primary postpartum hemorrhage in birthing women
- Hand hygiene practice among healthcare workers in the acute hospital setting
- Diagnosis of tuberculosis in children under five years of age
How to apply
To apply, please fill out the attached application form and send this to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a copy of your resume and a letter of support for undertaking the project from your employer. This letter of support should be completed by your direct line manager whose support will be required to complete the program. The letter of support should state that your organisation will provide you with:
- Leave for the period of training in Adelaide plus travel time
- Provide a minimum of three (3) hours per week for the applicant to conduct their project for twenty (20) weeks; and
- Provide support for the Fellow in the workplace both during and at the conclusion of the program to allow the Fellow to share and implement knowledge gained during the Fellowship program.