Applications call for Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in Global Health Leadership 2021. The Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship will provide trainees with a set of practical skills that will prepare them for leadership positions in government, non-government, and academic health institutions in developing countries. The 9-month training program has two components:
- Distance learning modules
- A mentored, project-based assignment to an attachment site at academic, local government, or non-governmental health organizations in partner African countries
The Afya Bora Fellowship will provide each African fellow with a monthly stipend.
In order to be eligible for Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in Global Health Leadership, candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda. In addition to that, candidates must meet ONE of the following education requirements:
- Medical applicants need to have an M.D. or MBChB with an MMed or Master’s degree in a related field.
- Nursing applicants need to have a Master’s degree in nursing, public health or a related field (PhD preferred), or substantial work experience.
- Other public health professionals (those without a clinical degree) must have a Doctoral degree in public health or a related field.
- Applications open: August 2020
- Applications due: October 9, 2020
- Interviews: October – November 2020
- Notification of acceptance: December 2020
- Fellowship begins: January 4, 2021
The Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of 9 academic health centers, five in Africa and four in the United States
- Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
- Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
- University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
- University of Buea, Cameroon
- University of Washington
- Johns Hopkins University
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of California, San Francisco
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