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IIP-PRICELESS-SA (Priority Cost-Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening-South Africa), University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health
Johannesburg, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Lab Based Work, Research
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: PRICELESS-SA is a program with the aim of enabling smart decisions about health investments in South Africa. Their intent is to provide information that will improve the manner in which resources are allocated and priorities are set for individual interventions, clinical services and heath technologies that affect population health. As certain risk factors of diseases in South Africa are responsible for the highest burden of disease, having an understanding of which effective interventions can be used to address some of these high burden conditions with scarce resources could have considerable impact on the health of the population. The aim of the initiative, launched in 2009, is to generate and support the development of evidence-based information and tools to help determine how best to use existing scarce resources so that health systems work more effectively and efficiently.  In performing this research, they engage with policymakers and strive to strengthen expertise in this. Analyses and evaluations are led by staff of the Secretariat and based on available secondary data.

Intern responsibilities: The IIP interns will work with a research team on one or more of the following topics:
  • Obesity related non-communicable disease and health economics
  • Improving maternal and child health and health economics
  • Setting health priorities in South Africa
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in global health, development, economics, anthropology, sociology, and/or political science are encouraged to apply. Strong qualitative, quantitative and communication skills would be an asset. Candidates should have a willingness to pitch in where needed.

This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application).

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 02/28/2018 TBA TBA