Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

Deadline: 1 December 2014
Open to: citizens of USA, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda or Tanzania
Benefits: monthly salary, accommodation, travel and living expenses


Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health Leadership will be accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship year. There are 20 positions available for health professionals interested in a 12-month fellowship in the USA.

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 of US, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, or Tanzania 
  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 medicine or a 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.


African trainees:

  • airfare (home-Botswana- attachment sites – Kenya –  attachment site- Uganda – home);
  • monthly stipend equivalent to $1500 per month;
  • evacuation insurance if stationed outside home country;
  • accommodations and per diem up if attending didactic sessions and meetings outside of home country;
  • reimbursement for other selected fellowship-specific activities in Africa (i.e. travel to rural sites, visa, etc).

US Trainees:

  • existing fellowship stipend;
  • roundtrip airfare from home city- Africa;
  • airfare within Africa to attachment site placement and modules;
  • support request for an NIH loan repayment up to $35,000 for one year (eligible applicants are limited to postdocs);
  • reimbursement for other selected fellowship-specific activities in Africa (i.e. travel to rural sites, visa, etc).


In order to apply for this fellowship position you need to use this application form. You need to notify and ask Angela Shelton by email at: [email protected] how to proceed with your application.

Application deadline is 1 December 2014.

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