London, May 19, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The Royal Institute of International Affairs, an independent policy institute based in London is calling for entries for the African Public Health Leaders Fellowship programme at the Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House.
The Centre, together with the Graduate Institute, Geneva, is offering an excellent opportunity for up to eight public health practitioners from Africa to hone the skills necessary for effective leadership in public health in the region.
The African Public Health Leaders Fellowship is open to individuals from Africa with a background in public health, in mid-level or senior management positions, who wish to enhance their policy analysis, policy formulation and leadership skills to effect change. A hallmark of the fellowship is its mix of intensive orientation, interaction with African leaders in public health and high-level remote mentoring. The mentoring is provided by leading experts at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security in London and at the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
The major requirement is that fellows complete a relevant independent project, under virtual mentoring, while maintaining their jobs in their home countries.
Graduating fellows will leave with enhanced skills, networks and support for playing a significant role in realizing the full potential of public health in the region.
The project can be focused on one of the following areas:
Communicable diseases, including emerging Infections and antimicrobial resistance;
International Health Regulations;
Universal Health Coverage;
The role of private industry in public health;
Climate change and health;
Sustainable Development Goals;
Non-communicable diseases and their risk factors including obesity and smoking
Applications are now invited and will be accepted for consideration until Wednesday 20 June.
More information including a flyer and promotional video can be found on the Fellowship web page.