Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme for Experts in HIV Service Delivery in Switzerland 2021

Applications are currently being invited for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme for Experts in HIV Service Delivery in Switzerland in 2021.

Many African countries face an unmet need in the training of medical practitioners who want to become specialized in HIV. Unfortunately, HIV medicine sub-specialization is not attractive to many young healthcare professionals. This is in sharp contrast to the need for such specialized personnel and leadership in the hardest-hit countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

This is why the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme, an initiative of the IAS Educational Fund, is aimed at contributing to improving the quality of HIV service delivery in resource-limited settings. As a matter of fact, it seeks to do this by providing two-year fellowships to clinicians from sub-Saharan Africa. The fellows will spend one year in Europe and one year in Africa at clinical institutions.

The IAS is committed to representing the diversity of all actors involved in the global HIV response. It supports the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV. This includes key populations and other vulnerable groups affected by HIV in all of its work.

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Worth of Award

By way of reward,

The programme will offer in-depth training for clinicians committed to careers in HIV clinical service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.

This is with the aim of strengthening access to high-quality services for sub-Saharan Africa populations, with a client-centred service delivery approach.


To be eligible for the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme, candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Terminal research degree as a medical doctor (or equivalent).
  • Minimum of two years’ clinical experience.
  • Currently working in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Commitment to become a specialist in HIV.
  • English, French or Portuguese speaking.

How to Apply

Applications are to be done online via the official website and are available in English, French and Portuguese.

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Deadline: The deadline for applications is on March 7, 2021, at 23.59 CET.


Click here for more details and to apply