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International Program in Public Health Leadership (IPPHL) 2020 for Mid-career African professionals (Fully-funded to University of Washington, USA)

Applications are open for the 4th cohort of the International Program in Public Health Leadership (IPPHL), which is dedicated to strengthening African mid-career public health professionals’ skills in analysis, leadership, communication, and persuasion to empower them to advance public health in their communities.

Application Deadline: 6th December, 2019 (4 pm PST).

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA; Kigali, Rwanda.

About the Award: Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and hosted by the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership, IPPHL focuses on individual coaching and mentoring, peer sharing and learning, and the development of a community of practice to give participants access to a wider network that can help them design solutions to the unique policy and program implementation challenges they face.

Type: Short course


  • Mid-career public health professional from Africa, working in government, for a government initiative/partner, or entity at the federal, regional, state, or provincial level
  • Responsible for managing public health program(s) with supervisory responsibilities, either individual staff or a team; Accountable for the performance of public health programs and/or for managing front-line health workers
  • Holds either an advanced degree related to public health, development, policy, or a medical professional
  • A citizen and resident of a country in Africa
  • Strong English-language skills, and the ability to articulate the various policy or program implementation challenges that they deal with in public health

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: IPPHL makes every effort to cover direct costs associated with the program, including lodging and airfare for the two-week Seattle Residency and Capstone Seminar, however the participant is responsible for covering certain costs, such as visa fees and internet, and will receive financial support for these expenses either during or after the completion of the program.

Duration of Programme: 

  • April 7 – May 28 (8 weeks):  Preliminary Course Work and Skill-Building Online, Distance Learning Format including two hours of live course sessions per week
  • June 13 – 26 (2 weeks): In-Person Class Sessions, Mentoring, and Professional Networking, In-residence at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA (all accommodation provided)
  • June 29 – September 3 (10 weeks): Post-Residency Enrichment Intersession, Distance Learning Format
  • September 4 – 9 (5 days): In-Person Class Sessions, Capstone Seminar, Kigali, Rwanda

How to Apply: Apply here

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