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Applications now open: WFSA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship programme, Nigeria, 2018

Applications are invited for a 6-month Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions starting in July 2018 at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria.

LUTH is a 770 bed teaching hospital with 3 paediatric wards and 1 paediatric surgical ward, a 5 bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 bed neonatal ward, a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), as well as a 26 bed-space children’s emergency room and 12 operating theatres. 

UCH is a tertiary teaching hospital with 888 beds. The 15 bed ICU consists of 8 ventilated and monitored beds. Other facilities in this hospital include a SCBU (30 beds), 4 paediatric wards and 1 paediatric surgical ward as well as a Children’s Emergency Ward. Over 2,500 children are seen and treated annually in the Children’s Emergency Ward.

The duration of the fellowship is 6 months. The start date is expected to be the 1st June 2018. The programme head is Prof Ronke Desalu.

The programme is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric anaesthesia. Preference will be given to anaesthesiologists aged 40 years or younger who are working in African countries.  Older anaesthesiologists may apply and the selection panel will consider each applicant’s place of work and other factors when making its decision.

The first two positions are pilot positions. Applications from anaesthesiologists working in Specialist Training Centres, Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in Africa and Asia may be given priority.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:

Must be supported in their application by their own national anaesthetic society.

Must be supported in their application by the chief / head of their home department.

Must be returning to their home country to train others.

The fellowship offers funding for accommodation and a contribution towards living expenses.

For more information, please contact Prof Ronke Desalu at

How to apply:

The deadline for applications is the 28th February 2018. In order to apply please use our online application system here to complete an application form and upload the following documents.

Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s national anaesthesiology society
Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s head of department or hospital management
Copy of medical degree
Copy of specialist anaesthesiology qualification
Copy of photograph page of Passport

Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of Feb 2018. 

Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take up the scholarship within 2 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the scholarship being offered to the next applicant. 

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