Paediatric Anaesthesia Training in Africa (PATA) Fellowship 2024/25

The Paediatric Anaesthesia Training in Africa (PATA) Fellowship 2024–2025 in Kampala, Uganda, accepts applications from anesthesiologists committed to improving paediatric surgical treatment with a life-changing experience.

Paediatric Anaesthesia Training in Africa (PATA) Fellowship 2024/25
Paediatric Anaesthesia Training in Africa (PATA) Fellowship 2024/25

The PATA Fellowship program is supported by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and the Association of Anesthesiologists of Uganda (AAU), offering a rare chance to become fully immersed in the practice of paediatric anaesthesia.

Fellowship Overview

The PATA Fellowship 2024/25 promises a 12-month engagement in pediatric anaesthesia practice, which is anchored at the prestigious Department of Anaesthesia, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, and the Mulago National Referral Hospital. Under the guidance of seasoned local faculty and visiting experts, fellows will engage the intricacies of pediatric anaesthesia, honing their skills and knowledge to deliver safe and effective care.

PATA-Uganda is a monument to collaborative excellence, supported by a coalition of partners that includes Smile Train, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, and the global surgery and anaesthesia community. This fellowship encourages collaborations across borders to guarantee long-term capacity-building in paediatric anaesthesia throughout Africa.

Eligibility Requirements For Paediatric Anaesthesia Training in Africa (PATA) Fellowship 

To be considered for the PATA Fellowship 2024/25, applicants must meet the criteria below:

  • Registered Anaesthesiologist: Applicants must hold registration as an anaesthesiologist in Uganda or their country of origin.
  • Endorsement: Endorsement from the national anaesthesiology society and the applicant’s head of department or hospital management is mandatory.
  • Commitment to Service: Successful candidates are expected to return to a recognized post in-country, as a commitment to local healthcare delivery.
  • Pediatric Focus: Preference is given to candidates working in hospitals primarily serving pediatric surgical patients.

Application Process:

  • Eligible candidates are invited to apply through the Online Application Platform hosted by the WFSA on
  • From the homepage, select the ‘Start application’ option under the ‘All other WFSA Awards’ icon and;
  • Choose the ‘Fellowships’ chapter with the ‘PATA Uganda Fellowship 2024’ category

For more information, visit the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) at

Required Application Documents

The following documents are required in applying for the Paediatric Anaesthesia Training in Africa (PATA) Fellowship:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letters of Recommendation: An Endorsement from the National Anaesthesiology Society and the applicant’s department head or hospital management.
  • Educational Credentials: Copies of the medical degree and specialist anaesthesiology qualification.
  • Registration and Licensing: Certificates affirm registration with the medical board or council, alongside a current practising license.
  • Passport Copy

Selection Process

Eligible candidates undergo interviews to assess their suitability for the fellowship.

Successful applicants will be notified via email by June 1, 2024.

Application Deadline

May 15, 2024.



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