Africa Fellowship
Program Overview

The GHC Fellowship Program in Sub-Saharan Africa recruits talented young leaders with a wide range of skill sets and backgrounds to join and contribute to the movement for health equity.

Through a highly selective process, GHC recruits and places young professionals from 13 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa to serve for 13 months in high-impact roles on the front lines of global health. Currently, GHC places fellows in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. Each year, we’re inspired and amazed by the passion of thousands of applicants, of whom we can accept just 2-3%. The Africa Fellowship Program is a catalyst for rising leaders that provides access to:

Work Experience

GHC places fellows within high-impact health organizations and Ministries of Health in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia to fill critical roles, from supply chain and data analysis to program implementation and policy and advocacy. Working in co-fellow pairs, fellows learn and contribute in these roles.



organizations have directly benefited from GHC’s talent pipeline through our fellowship program to date.

Leadership Training

Fellows build community, sharpen their leadership skills, and amplify their impact by participating in GHC trainings.  Fellows receive executive coaching and training to work through personal and professional challenges and deepen self-awareness and resiliency.


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hours of trainings – on topics including leadership, management, writing for social change, and network building – designed and facilitated exclusively for GHC fellows

Resources to
Learn & Amplify Impact

With funding from GHC, fellows pool their skills and networks to implement a health project in their communities. They also pursue an individual stretch project and tap into a professional development fund for greater impact.


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in flexible professional development funds provided to GHC fellows to date.

Raising Voices for Change

Effective global health leaders inspire and mobilize others. GHC trains fellows in leadership storytelling and public narrative and provides coaching and access to speaking and writing opportunities.



fellows have published their perspectives on GHC’s AMPLIFY publication to date

Integrating into GHC’s Collective Leadership Community

Fellows are mentored by two alumni throughout their fellowship and for the first six months of their post-fellowship careers. They access community wisdom and resources via GHC Connect, our digital community portal. Equipped with more confidence, sharper skills, and a stronger network, fellows transition to our alumni community at the close of their fellowship year.



fellows have received alumni mentors through GHC’s community mentorship program to date

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