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Training courses announcement

The Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) - Harare / Zimbabwe 
plans to offer the following courses in 1997/98 for biomedical research and 
support staff in Africa:

1. Health Care Management Development Programme 

Target: Top level managers and administrators in public and private health 
sectors -(note this is a two part programme)
Dates: Part 1: 16-22 February 1997
Part 2: To be advised
Course Fees: US$ 5,313 per person

2. Research Methodology Training Course for Disease Control Managers

Target: Public Health Physicians, Environmental Health Officers, District 
Community Nurses, Research Officers

Dates: 10 - 20 March 1997
Course fees :US$ 2,900 per person

3.  Data Handling, Biostatistics and Use of ?EpiInfo 6?

Target: Research Officers, Epidemiologists, Public Health Officers, M Phil/ 
PhD Students
Dates: 28 April - 23 May 1997
Course fees: US$ 4,897 per person

4.  Data Handling, Biostatistics and Use of ?SPSS for Windows? 

Target: Research Officers, Epidemiologists, Public Health Officers, M 
Phil/PhD Students 
Dates: 15 September - 10 October 1997
Course fees: US$ 4,987 per person

5. International Malacology Workshop

Target: Research Scientists, Environmental Health Officers, Schistosoma 
Control Personnel
Dates: 22-26 September 1997
Workshop fee: to be advised

For these courses, which are directed at staff in the SADC region, the fees 
include air fare, transportation to and from the airport, accommodation in 
Harare, registration and all course materials. Per diem and transit 
accommodation may be provided where essential.

Courses 2-5 are presented in collaboration with The Danish Bilharziasis 
Laboratory , Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Course 1 is presented in collaboration with the Provider Support Unit, 
Belfast, U.K. 

There are a limited number of  scholarships available from the course 
organisers and these will be awarded on a first come first served basis to 
applicants who meet the course entry criteria. Participants are also 
encouraged to seek sponsorship from their employers, donor agencies and 
other sources.

6. Interpretation and Quality Control of Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious 

Target: Clinicians, Veterinarians, Microbiologists, Laboratory Staff
Dates: 26 May - 6 June 1997
Course Fees: US$ 1,000 per person

7. African International Course in Serological Diagnostic Techniques

Target: Clinicians, Veterinarians, Research Officers, Laboratory Staff
Dates : February / March 1998 - normally a 5-6 weeks course
Course Fees: US 4,500 per person

For these courses participants are also required to fund their own air fare 
and accommodation costs. The BRTI does not provide scholarships for these 
courses and participants are encouraged to approach their employers and 
donor agencies for assistance. Sponsorship in the past has been provided by 
W.H.O., UNICEF, I.E.A.E. and the European Union.

For more information and application forms for any of these courses 

The Training Manager
Biomedical Research & Training Institute (BRTI)
P.O.Box CY 1753
Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263-4-307899
Fax: +263-4-307898

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