WHO - WFC Fellowship Program
In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) established the WHO-WFC Collaborative Fellowship Program in 2012. Under this program successful candidates receive a one-year fellowship to work at WHO Headquarters in Geneva in the WHO technical unit of Classifications, Terminologies and Standards, Department of Health Statistics and Informatics, with and supervised by Dr Bedirhan Ustun MD, Coordinator, and Dr Molly Meri Robinson Nicol DC, Technical Officer.
Main purposes are:
• For WHO, to provide necessary expert support for current revisions and coordination of WHO’s Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
• For the candidates, health policy experience working at WHO Headquarters, ideally as part of course work for a further academic qualification (eg. MPH, PhD).
• For the chiropractic profession, to provide a growing corps of chiropractors with post-graduate experience and qualifications qualifying them for a career in significant health policy positions, and performance of related research.
The fellowship is open to duly qualified doctors of chiropractic, and is typically from August 1 until July 31 the following year, though dates may be amended. Fellows work as consultants to WHO pursuant to agreements with each of WHO (rights and responsibilities) and the WFC (funding).
• Grant of a fellowship is subject to WHO approval and grant funds being available.
• Unless there are exceptional circumstances, preference will be given to applicants who provide funding support (e.g. from a college and/or association) for a minimum amount of US$20,000.
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