Africa Fellowship
Program Overview

After 15 transformative years and cultivating over 1,200 health equity leaders, we’ve decided to shift from our legacy placement-based fellowship model to a new Leadership Accelerator model in Africa. We’re excited about how this model will enable us to bring our curriculum, resources, and global network to reach more emerging leaders in more places.

To all the passionate applicants who were hoping to join the GHC community this year — thank you for all the time and energy spent on your inspiring applications. We know receiving this news now can feel discouraging, but we hope you’ll keep seeking opportunities to shine and grow as global health champions. And we’ll be looking to invest in many bright young leaders through our Leadership Accelerator, so stay tuned!

Learn more about this strategic shift and plans for our Leadership Accelerator.

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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