Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships 2017/2018 in Global Health Leadership

Application Deadline: December 1st 2016

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

Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health Leadership will be accepting applications for the 2017–2018 Fellowship year, beginning August 2016. There are 20 positions available for health professionals interested in a 12-month fellowship (starting July 2017) in one of our African partner countries (Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Cameroon).

The Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of eight academic health centers, five in Africa and four in the United States. The five 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
  • University of Buea and Johns Hopkins University

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 citizen or permanent resident of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or the USAND
  2. Meet ONE of the following education requirements
  • Medical applicants need to have a M.D. or MBChB with a MMed 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 a Doctoral degree in Public Health or a related field
Application Process
  • Application Due December 1, 2016
  • Interviews Mid-December 2016 – March 2017
    Some applicants will be contacted for an interview
  • Notification of Acceptance March-April 2017
    Accepted applicants will be notified
  • New Trainee Orientation in Africa June 24-27, 2017
    New trainee participants will be brought together for a 3-day orientation. Immediately following the orientation there will be three 1-week course modules that will be held in the same country.

Application Checklist

  1. Online Application for Training
  2. Institution Nomination Forms and Institution Nomination Letters (at least 2)
  3. Curriculum Vitae

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health Leadership



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