The Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership 2016-17 (Funded)

The Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership 2016-17 (Funded)

Deadline: December 15, 2015

Applications are invited for 2016/17 Afya Bora Fellowships. 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. The 12 month training program has 2 components: (1) A eight-week Core Curriculum, plus four distance learning modules (2)Two four-and-a-half month assignments to sites, such as Ministries of Health, NGOs, etc. in partner African countries.

There are 20 positions available for health professionals interested in a 12-month fellowship (starting July 2016) in one of the 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

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply all applicants MUST meet the following criteria

  1. Be a citizens of US, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, or Tanzania
    and
  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 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

Fellowship Support

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)

OR

  • Monthly stipend based on NRSA 2012 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)

How to Apply

A complete application includes

  1. Online Application for Training
  2. Institution Nomination Letters (at least 2)
  3. Institution Nomination Forms (at least 2 nominations)
  4. Curriculum Vitae

In order to complete the application process, complete the online application here and email or fax your curriculum vitae, 2 recommendation letters and 2 institutional nomination forms by December 1, 2015 to:

Angela Shelton, Program Manager
University of Washington
Fax: +1 (206) 543-4818
Email: afyabora@uw.edu

For more information, visit  AfyaBora Consortium or visit FAQs.

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