Deadline: December 1, 2017

Applications for the AfyaBora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership 2018-2019 are now open. There will be 20 positions available for health professionals interested in the 12-month fellowship, starting July 2018, in one of the African partner countries (Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Cameroon). The AfyaBora 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 4.5 month assignments to sites, such as Ministries of Health, NGOs, etc. in partner African countries.


  • 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.)


All applicants must

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident 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 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.


In order to complete your application for the June 2018 – 2019 fellowship year please submit the following items by December 1, 2017.

  • Application for Training online form;
  • Statement of Training Objectives (uploaded to the online form)
  • CV or Resume (uploaded to the online form)
  • Two Recommendation Forms emailed to Further detailed instructions are in the Letter of Recommendation section of the application.

Important Dates

Current candidates can expect the below timeline for the selection process.

  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Interviews: Mid-December 2017 – March 2018
    • Select applicants will be contacted for an interview
  • Notification of Acceptance: March-April 2018
  • New Trainee Orientation in Botswana June 2018
    • 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.

For more information, visit AfyaBora Fellowship in Globa Health Leadership.

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