Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship 2021 in Global Health Leadership for health professionals (monthly stipend available)

Application Deadline: October 9th 2020

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 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 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


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

  1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda

  2. Meet ONE of the following education requirements:
  • Medical applicants need to have a M.D. or MBChB with a MMed or Master’s degree in 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.

Application Timeline

  • Applications open: August 2020
  • Applications due: October 9, 2020
  • Interviews: October – November, 2020
    • Select applicants will be contacted for an interview
  • Notification of acceptance: December 2020
    • Accepted and waitlisted applicants will be notified
  • Fellowship begins: January 4, 2021

If you have questions, please contact:

Afya Bora Consortium
University of Washington
Email: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship 2021


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