Africa Fellowship
Benefits & Logistics


In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes: 

  • Living stipend
  • Professional development funds
  • Completion award
  • Housing
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats
  • Visa/Work permit

GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall experience. Read on to learn more about how these items apply to specific placements.


GHC fellows receive a living stipend. The stipend takes into consideration the local economic indicators and is set at a level appropriate for a professional trainee for that location.

The living stipend may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization. Stipend amounts are post-tax in your placement country. For fellows with an international home base, please check your home country’s tax regulation as it may require you to report on total funds received during the fellowship. 

The monthly stipend in each country is:

  • Malawi:  $600
  • Rwanda:  $600
  • Uganda: $550
  • Zambia:  $600


Through our partnerships with various academic institutions and organizations, GHC provides fellows with available resources, courses, webinars, activities and opportunities that contribute to their professional development.

Completion Award

Fellows who complete the entire fellowship year in good standing and participate in the End of Year Retreat are eligible for the $800 completion award.


Housing is provided for all fellows during their fellowship year. The placement organization will arrange housing for fellows. This may be housing arranged in advance by the placement organization or the organization may opt to provide a housing allowance and pass the responsibility to fellows to arrange their own housing. Global Health Corps will not arrange housing on behalf of fellows but may provide support through its Country Teams.

Housing varies depending on location and the placement organization. Possible housing scenarios include living with other GHC fellows, living with a co-fellow, living with other members of the placement organization, or living alone. Additionally, some fellows may be living directly on the premises of the placement organization while others may be living in villages, towns, or cities. Applicants will be informed of specific housing details at the time a fellowship offer is made.

Health Insurance

All fellows will be provided with health insurance during the placement year. Either GHC or the placement organization arranges health insurance for fellows that meet below minimum cover:

  • Preventive care, including wellness visits
  • Coverage of pre-existing conditions
  • Emergency medical care
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental care
  • Mental health care
  • Medical evacuation whenever GHC facilitates fellows to leave their placement location(e.g., during GHC trainings and retreats)


The GHC fellowship is a professional development experience for the fellow only. As such, health insurance is intended to support only the fellow. Health insurance plans may vary depending on location and the placement organization and country. Plan documents will be provided to finalists.


GHC coordinates all travel logistics or provides an equitable travel stipend to fellows for all GHC retreats.

Visa/Work Permit

For international fellows a valid work permit is required for the fellow to legally fulfill the fellowship in the placement country. Global Health Corps and your placement organization will guide you in completing and submitting an application. Applications will be reviewed by the government of the placement country, which grants work permits. Applicants will receive more information after accepting the offer.

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