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
- Be a citizens of US, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, or TanzaniaAND
- 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.
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