Phase 1. Core Curriculum: The Core Curriculum is taught at the African partner institutions and brings together each new cohort of African and U.S. trainees. The Core Curriculum consists of eight one-week didactic modules shown in the table below. In addition, four “distance learning” modules are completed by Fellows during their time at their Attachment Sites. These are: (ix) Program Management; (x) Responsible Conduct of Research; (xi) Research (Essentials of Epidemiology and Biostatistics); and (xii) HIV/AIDS as a Global Health Challenge.
Phase 2. Attachment Site Rotations: Attachment Sites are organizations that serve as the basis for experiential learning internships for fellows in our African partner countries. Working very closely with the consortium, these organizations include both governmental (Ministries of Health) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other international health organizations such as CDC, USAID and WHO,and Universities.
Two four-and-a-half-month Attachment Site Rotations take place after the first and second Didactic Blocks. During these rotations, Fellows conduct independent projects at the same organization or (in some instances) at two different organizations. A matching system is used to pair fellows to sites that best reflect their interests and skills. Potential areas of focus include: Clinical research; Public health and disease prevention; Health policy formulation; Health systems research; Implementation science; and Program management and evaluation.
Phase 3. Post-fellowship networking: Alumni of the program are encouraged to network with other alumni and members of the Working Group, to provide assistance, advice, and support in their ongong career activities.
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 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.
- In order to be eligible to apply all applicants MUST meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or the US
- 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.
What is the timeline for the application process?
- December - Application Due
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.
- March - Notification of Acceptance
Accepted applicants will be notified.
- Late June – New Trainee Orientation in Africa
New trainee participants will be brought together for a 2-day orientation. Immediately following orientation are three 1-week course modules that will also be held in the same country.
To APPLY ONLINE click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.