2015/2016 Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership for African Health Professionals.

Application Deadline: November 30 2014

The Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership works to fill an identified gap in training for African and U.S. health professionals. This innovative 12-month fellowship will prepare African and U.S. health professionals to lead and manage major health programs in African countries

There are 20 positions available for health professionals interested in a 12-month fellowship (starting July 2015) in one of our African partner countries (Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda).

The Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of eight academic health centers, four in Africa and four in the United States. The four pairs are:

  • University of Nairobi and the University of Washington
  • University of Botswana and the University of Pennsylvania
  • Makerere University and Johns Hopkins University
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and the University of California, San Francisco

The Afya Bora 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 12 month training program has 2 components:

  • A eight-week Core Curriculum, plus four distance learning modules
  • Two four-and-a-half month assignments to sites, such as Ministries of Health, NGOs, etc. in partner African countries.


In order to be eligible to apply all applicants MUST meet the following criteria

  1. Be a citizens of US, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, or TanzaniaAND
  2. Meet ONE of the following education requirements
  • Medical applicants need to have a M.D. or MBChB with a MMed, MPH or Masters degree in related field.
  • Nursing applicants need to have a Masters 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 an advanced degree in Public Health or a related field


Applications closes on November 30, 2014.  However, in some instances, applications received before the December 10 deadline may lead to acceptance on a rolling basis, so prompt submission is encouraged.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership


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