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Ugandan Ministry of Health Public Health Fellowship Programme (PHFP) 2022 for Ugandan Nationals

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S CDC) is implementing the Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP), an initiative to develop the next generation of public health leadership for Uganda. 

Application Deadline: 19th July 2021 (Midnight)

Eligible Countries: Uganda

To Be Taken At (Country): Uganda

About the Award: The PHFP is offered in five tracks, namely: Field Epidemiology Track (FET); Laboratory Systems Track; Health Informatics Track; Health Economics (Prevention Effectiveness) Track, and Monitoring and
Evaluation Track.

The FET is a 2-year training-through-service program in applied epidemiology and public health leadership. Fellows develop competencies by providing valuable public health services to the Ministry of Health and District Health Teams; 80% of the fellows’ time will be spent on field projects with supervision and mentorship provided by MoH, U.S. CDC and MakSPH, with an anticipated 20% spent in interactive didactic training.

Competency domains include field epidemiology (public health surveillance, outbreak investigation, and applied epidemiologic investigation), communication, public health programming, and management and leadership. Fellows will prove development of these competencies by completing a portfolio of projects in each of these domains. Fellows will serve in priority technical units of the Ministry of Health, regional or district health agencies to complete this portfolio under the supervision and mentorship of national and international subject-area experts.

Eligible Field of Study: Successful applicants should have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Veterinary Public Health, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Wildlife, and any other health-related disciplines

Type: Fellowship


  •  Applicants should have 3-7 years of work experience in any health-related field including human health, environmental health veterinary health, wildlife, etc.
  • Applicants working in hard-to-reach areas and those working within the Public Service will have an added advantage.
  • Successful applicants working within the Public Service will be required to provide a letter releasing them for 2 years to pursue the Fellowship prior to enrolment.

Number of Awards: In 2022, the program will offer ten (10) Fellowships in the Field Epidemiology Track.

Value of Award:

  • Training
  • Service
  • Advocacy
  • Networking

Duration of Programme: 2 years

How to Apply: Create an account (see Programme Webpage link below), log in and apply no later than July 19, 2021

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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