Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership


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 9-month training program has two components:

  • Distance learning modules
  • A mentored, project-based assignment to an attachment site at academic, local government, or non-governmental health organizations in partner African countries


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

  1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, or UgandaAND
  2. Meet ONE of the following education requirements:
  • Medical applicants need to have a M.D. or MBChB with a MMed or Master’s degree in related field.
  • Nursing applicants need to have a Master’s 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.

Application Timeline

  • Applications open: August 2020
  • Applications due: October 9, 2020
  • Interviews: October – November, 2020
    • Select applicants will be contacted for an interview
  • Notification of acceptance: December 2020
    • Accepted and waitlisted applicants will be notified
  • Fellowship begins: January 4, 2021

If you have questions, please contact:

Afya Bora Consortium
University of Washington

For More Information, Visit the official webpage of AFYABORA