Applications are invited for Afya Bora Consortium Global Health Fellowships for one-year training program in 8 academic health centers, four in Africa and four in the USA. 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 mission of Afya Bora Fellowship is to contribute to health systems strengthening in African partner countries by developing a leadership training program targeting primarily African health professionals. 

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.

Course Level: This is a one-year training program in 8 academic health centers, four in Africa and four in the USA. The four pairs are:

  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and Johns Hopkins University
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, and the University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Buea, Cameroon, and Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, and the University of Washington

Study Subject(s): 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.

Scholarship Award: 

African trainees

  • Airfare from home to training sites
  • 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
  • Housing allowance of up to $750 per month if placed outside of home country
  • Reimbursement for other selected fellowship-specific activities in Africa (i.e. travel to rural sites, visa, etc.)

US Trainees

  • Monthly stipend based on NRSA NIH stipend levels (stipend cap is at 2 years post-doctoral level)
  • Roundtrip airfare from home city-Africa
  • Airfare within Africa to attachment site placement and modules
  • Per diem when attending didactic sessions and meetings
  • Housing allowance of up to $750 per month
  • Support request for an NIH loan repayment up to $35,000 for one year (only postdoctoral applicants are eligible to apply)
  • Reimbursement for other selected fellowship-specific activities in Africa (i.e. travel to rural sites, visa, etc.)

Scholarship can be taken in Africa (Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) and USA

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

  • Be a citizens of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or the US and
  • 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

Nationality: Fellowships are open for citizens of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or the US.

Africa Scholarships

How to Apply: In order to complete application for the June 2017 – 2018 fellowship year please submit the below items by December 1, 2016.

  • Application for Training (this online form)
  • Statement of Training Objectives (uploaded to this online form)
  • CV or Resume (uploaded to this online form)
  • Two Institution Nomination Forms (emailed to afyabora-at-uw.edu). Further detailed instructions are in the Institution Nominations / Referencessection of the application.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is December 1, 2016. Applications received prior to the deadline will be reviewed and applicants may be accepted on a rolling basis. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.

Source :  http://www.afyaboraconsortium.org/