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Africa Health Organisation - Policy and Research Volunteer



Details of the Charity:

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa and the Diaspora such as the UK. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research and development. Our vision is delivering high quality sustainable health service and be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of Africa enjoy optimal health.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

A. Policy

1. To research and analyse information relevant to wider health and social indicators

2. Analyse and review all available information and recommend options for implementation of policies

B. Research

1. To research and collect data and information on health and social indicators such as

  • Morbidity indicators – e.g. AIDS incidence rate (100,000 pop)
  • Socioeconomic indicators – e.g. population % with water and sanitation
  • Demographic indicators – e.g. Life expectancy at birth (years)
  • Mortality indicators – e.g. Infant mortality rate (1,000 lb)
  • Resources indicators – Doctors per 1,000 pop, hospital beds per 1,000 pop
  • Access indicators – e.g. Contraceptive use (men; women, all methods) (%)
  • Coverage indicators – e.g. Immunisation coverage (%) under 1 year of age
  • Risk Factors – e.g. Tobacco use, Alcohol and drug misuse, overweight/obesity prevalence

2. Construct tables, graphs and maps using the data and information gathered from research

Skills Required:

  • Studying social science degree such as Economics, Statistics, International Development, etc
  • Experience of undertaking social research as part of a degree course
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Experience of analysing complex information and datasets
  • Experience of writing reports at school or authoring/contributing to publications
  • Good broad knowledge of the wider health and social indicators and determinants of health
  • Familiarity with basic statistical analysis and epidemiology 

Additional Benefits:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed 
  • Free accredited training and certificate
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?