Call for Application: Short-Term Training in Writing and Publishing Systematic Review and Original Articles


The World Health Organisation (WHO), under the Short-Term Training Grants for Research Capacity Strengthening and knowledge management project is funding a training workshop for Young Faculty and Graduate Students of the College of Health Sciences in systematic reviews and publishing of articles.


Training Objective

The workshop aims at training postgraduate students and young faculty members to equip them with the requisite knowledge on how to produce academic masterpieces of international appeal and relevance for publication.

It is expected that by the end of the training each participant would have drafted at least one review outline ready for corrections by mentors and supervisors.


Resource Personnel / Faculty

The resource personnel are University faculty members with considerable experience in writing Systematic Review articles and Original Research articles.


Training Methodology/Strategy

The training will be a hands-on approach where participants will receive the tutelage and mentorship of well-experienced resource persons.

  • Hands-on approach: Participants will be guided in choosing one relevant topic each to write a Review on. At the end of the training, participants are expected to have an outline of their review ready for conversion to a first draft.


  • Participant-mentor interaction: Participants will be assigned mentors who have vast experience in Systematic Review and Original articles writing who will impart knowledge, motivate and guide their mentees.  


  • Post-workshop monitoring: Participants will be followed up to ensure progress is being made. Participants will also be notified to submit evidence of submission of Review articles to journals.


Workshop Venue

This will be a residential workshop at a serene location outside Accra to ensure maximum concentration without distractions for both participants and facilitators.


Timing and Duration

The training workshop will be for a period of seven (7) days, from Sunday, 1st to Saturday, 7th May, 2016. Participants are expected to be present throughout the period.


Target Population

  • Young faculty members of the College of Health Sciences
  • Postgraduate students (MPhil and PhD) in the College of Health Sciences


Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Faculty

  • Must be a faculty member in the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana
  • Faculty members should not be above 45 years
  • Less than 5 years post PhD qualification
  • Should have been a faculty member for not more than 5 years
  • Must be able to commit 7 days to the workshop without interruption
  • Faculty should be engaged in research in Infectious Diseases and must have identified an area that requires a Systematic Review.


Eligibility Criteria for Graduate Students (MPhil and PhD)

  • Be a registered graduate student (MPhil and PhD) in the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana
  • Should be working on Infectious Diseases and must have identified an area that requires Systematic Review
  • Willing and able to commit 7 days to the workshop without interruption
  • Be able to publish research work within six months after the training workshop



This training is being financed by the WHO/TDR Project. It is FREE for all participants. Accommodation, meals and transport will be provided for all participants.



Interested faculty and graduate students are to complete the attached application form and send to



All applications must be sent to the email provided by 1st March, 2016.


Selection Criteria

The applicants will be selected based on the following;

  • Satisfy all eligibility requirements
  • Relevance of the training to the applicant
  • Motivation for the training
  • Research activities

Only selected applicants will be communicated to by 2nd April, 2016.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, contact Fidelis Anumu on 0244061270 or email