The Afya Bora Consortium: an Africa-US partnership to train leaders in global health

Post Date: 
2011-06-15
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Publication: 
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Summary: 
The Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of eight academic health institutions, four in Africa and four in the United States. The Consortium members have a history of collaboration in four African-U.S. pairs: Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University of California in San Francisco, California, USA; the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
 
The Consortium is developing a Global Health Leadership Fellowship for medical, nursing, and public health professionals, largely drawn from the four African partner countries. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to provide trainees with practical skills that will prepare them for future positions leading the design, implementation and evaluation of large, high impact programs in governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic health institutions in their own countries.
Citation: 
Farquhar C, Nathanson N, Bollinger RC, Consortium Working Group. The Afya Bora Consortium: an Africa-US partnership to train leaders in global health. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2011 June; 25(2):399-409. PMCID:PMC3143113.
Collaborators: 
  • International AIDS Research and Training Program, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • School of Medicine, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala 256, Uganda
  • School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
  • School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
  • School of Medicine, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
  • University of Nairobi, School of Nursing, Nairobi, Kenya
  • School of Nursing, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
  • University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Department of Global Health, Schools of Medicine & Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA