Chatham House West Africa Global Health Leaders Fellowship 2016 – London, UK (fully-funded)

Chatham House West Africa Global Health Leaders Fellowship 2016 – London, UK (fully-funded)

Deadline: June 6, 2016

Chatham House is accepting applications for the 2016 West Africa Global Health Leaders Fellowship. This is a one-year fellowship programme that will enable senior managers from West Africa to hone their skills in order to create effective public health policy change in the region.

About the Fellowship

Infectious diseases remain the overwhelming cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. A fundamental missing piece in prevention and control of epidemics and pandemics is a strong policy framework for public health activities across sectors.

Due in part to health workforce shortages, leadership responsibilities have been assigned throughout the systems to professionals who have a limited opportunity for training in policy formulation and implementation. Chatham House is uniquely positioned to work with the ascending leadership in West Africa to close this skill gap

Fellowship Details

The fellowship begins in September 2016.

Total duration: 12 months
Month 1: London – orientation, intensive curriculum and mentoring.
Months 2–10: Home country – completing fieldwork on chosen research projects, with distance mentorship and selected on-site supervision.
Months 11–12: London – project finalization and presentation.


  • Open to individuals from West Africa
  • Applicants should have a background in public health and senior management positions
  • Applicants may not have an extensive background in policy development and implementation but should wish to enhance their policy-making and leadership skills and effect change.
  • A letter of support from the candidate’s current employer is required.

How to Apply

Please download the files below and return your application by 5pm on Wednesday 6 June 2016.

For more information, visit West Africa Global Health Leaders Fellowship.