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WFN Teaching Centre and Cheikh Anta Diop University One-Year Epilepsy Fellowship Program

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Department of Neurology of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal are delighted to announce a one-year Visiting Fellowship Program in Epilepsy for African Neurologists.

The WFN presently offers two types of fellowships. One of them is epilepsy, to meet the huge needs to treat epilepsy in Africa. The WFN Teaching Centre in Dakar has excellent experience in epilepsy and will train the fellow in all pertinent issues of epilepsy.

Project description

The WFN Teaching Center in Dakar has excellent experience in epilepsy and will train the fellow in all pertinent issues of epilepsy.Cheikh Anta Diop University would like to support the African Initiative of the WFN by inviting an African colleague to participate in a one-year training course in Epilepsy. The purpose is to experience the Senegalese medical system in an international environment, meet new colleagues, and foster future cooperation.

The training course in Epilepsy at the Department of Neurology of Cheikh Anta Diop University will include epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and good clinical practices. Teaching will be conducted in French.


The visit will take place for one academic year from September/October 2018 to August/September 2019

Details about support

The visiting fellow will receive the following support:

  • Reimbursement for one economy flight from the Fellow's country of residence to Dakar and the return journey.
  • Reimbursement of Accommodation for the academic year.
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses (food and beverage) during the academic year.
  • Costs of health insurance and insurance for medical activity during the stay in Dakar (to be arranged by the applicant, the costs will be refunded).

Attention: Please note that support is provided for the visiting trainee only and does not include family or dependents. The WFN is not responsible for financial issues other than related to the project.

Criteria for applications

  • The applicant must be a resident of a low or lower-middle income country1 from the African continent
  • The applicant must be born after 31.12.1977
  • The applicant must have recently completed his/ her neurology training
  • The applicant must be fluent in French.

Evaluation Committee

  • WFN
    Professor Steven Lewis, WFN Chair of the Education Committee
    Professor Wolfgang Grisold, WFN Secretary-General
  • Cheikh Anta Diop University
    Professor Amadou Gallo Diop
    Professor Moustapha Ndiaye
  • AFAN
    Professor Riadh Gouider, WFN Trustee
    Dr Augustina Charway-Felli, AFAN Representative

Deadline for application

To apply, applicants must submit their CV, a supporting statement, and a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department by Friday 20th July 2018 by email to


[1] As defined by the World Bank -