WHO invites public health workers for fellowship program: COVID-19 IMST

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) invites interested and eligible candidates to submit applications for a fellowship programme on improving the management of public health emergencies in Africa under the COVID-19 Incident Management Support Team (IMST).

Through a three-month fellowship programme, WHO AFRO seeks to support 15 aspirational Master’s degree students, PhD fellows, and emergency public health managers and leaders (Fellows) in Africa in acquiring advanced skills and competencies for strategizing, managing and leading health programmes that will positively transform future public health emergency response on the continent.

Application deadline: 13 November, 2022

Fellowship Details

Five Master’s degree students;
Five PhD students;
Five mid- and senior-level public health experts.


Be citizens of any WHO Member State working on COVID-19, with priority given to citizens of Member States of the WHO African Region.
Be registered in a Master’s degree programme (Master’s Fellows).
Be registered in a PhD programme (PhD/DPhil Fellows).
Be a full-time employee (in the public/private sector or academia) with a Master’s degree or public health qualification or PhD (mid- or senior-level career Fellows).
Have professional experience in public health (One Health, medicine, health financing, health economics, health policy, animal health, social sciences, and environmental health).
Possess relevant experience that has contributed to the advancement of public health emergency management in Africa.
Demonstrate potential for effective public health management that can positively impact the health outcomes of populations.


WHO AFRO will provide financial support to the fellows to cover tuition and research.

To apply visit https://www.afro.who.int/media-centre/events/whoafro-fellowship-programme-public-health-emergencies-africa

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