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Journal Article

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Suggested Citation:

Farquhar, C. and Nathanson, N. (2011). The Afya Bora Consortium: An Africa-US Partnership to Train Leaders in Global Health. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. Vol. 25(2). p. 399-409.

DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2011.02.005


The Afya Bora Consortium is a partnership of 8 academic health institutions, 4 in Africa and 4 in the United States. The Consortium is developing a Global Health Leadership Fellowship for medical, nursing, and public health professionals, largely drawn from the 4 African partner countries. The fellowship provides trainees with practical skills to prepare them for future positions leading the design, implementation, and evaluation of large, high-impact programs in governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and academic health institutions in their own countries. This article describes a Pilot of the proposed program.


Global health, Africa, Education, Training, Research, HIV/AIDS, Leadership, Partnership



Date Posted: 28 September 2011

This document has been peer reviewed.