The African Union Commission launched the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) – Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme on 25 May 2020 in partnership with the Kofi Annan Foundation, following its approval by the Governing Board of Africa CDC in March 2018. The aim is to support aspirational public health leaders (Fellows) from Africa in acquiring advanced skills and competencies to strategize, manage and lead public health programmes that will transform public health in Africa. Fellows admitted in the programme will be senior public health professionals from African Union Member States who will contribute to and lead the implementation of a new public health order for Africa, and in turn, mentor and develop the next generation of public health leaders for the continent.
Africa CDC will provide all learning and development materials and meet all costs associated with the fellowship, including travel, daily allowance and insurance during the residential placements. Fellows will be supported to ensure that they have the relevant software for online learning
Applicants for the programme must:
be citizens of an African Union Member State;
possess a postgraduate degree in a relevant field in public health;
have relevant professional experience in any field of public health, including but not limited to one health, medicine, finance, health economics, health policy, animal health, or environmental health;
be in full-time employment in any area of public health, in a private or public institution in Africa;
have a good track record or be able to demonstrate the potential for effective public health leadership where they can positively impact the public health outcomes of populations.
23rd of December 2020
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