JPGSPH to offer Scholarships in Public Health
Knowledge and know-how for health equity- is the guiding vision of James P Grants School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University and it is delivering to its vision once again by launching a new project for developing public health experts. Partnered by USAID Bangladesh, the new project is called “Developing the New Generation of Public Health Experts in Bangladesh”.
To expand the access of the Master's in Public Health degree among deserving and under-represented students, the programme will provide financial support to 120 graduate students. The programme targets under-represented students and provides a comprehensive scholarship opportunity designed to ensure successful acquisition of relevant competencies required to address priority public health problems.The four key components of the project are:
1. Increasing access to and diversifying of public health degree candidates through the use of scholarships/stipends/fee waivers
2. Increasing short-term training opportunities for working public health professionals
3. Increasing the quality, number and diversity of opportunities for internships for public health degree candidates and recipients
4. Strengthening the capacity of public health teachers by improving their training and delivery skills.
The launching event for the programme was held on November 19, 2012 at Sasakawa auditorium, icddr,b, Dhaka. In his welcome address at the launching ceremony, Dr. Timothy Grant Evans, Dean, JPGSPH, BRAC University, said that apart from scholarships for under-represented groups, the project would also create an opportunity for the faculty development of the school. Speaking on the occasion, Richard Greene, USAID/Bangladesh Mission Director said that Bangladesh has been an important friend and partner of the United States having a longstanding relationship. By producing a cadre of well- trained health experts, this programme will help strengthen Bangladesh's health systems at both the national and sub-national levels.
JPGSPH at BRAC University was established in August 2004 with the support of its two institutional partners: BRAC, the largest development organisation in the world, and icddr,b, a world class public health research institute based in Dhaka.