African Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Fellowship 2023

Deadline: May 20, 2023

Deadline: May 20, 2023

Applications open for the African Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Fellowship 2023.Submit now!

The duration of the PHEM fellowship is 24 weeks (six months). Eight weeks of on-site instruction will be provided at the Africa CDC’s headquarters in Ethiopia.

Fellows will be evenly matched with experienced mentors and coaches during this time to enhance their ongoing learning experiences. After that, fellows will spend eight weeks in PHEOCs around Africa, including the Africa CDC PHEOC. Each fellow will have the opportunity to visit one PHEOC in Africa and one outside of Africa during the course of the following four weeks as part of study tours.

The final four weeks of the African Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Fellowship 2023 will be devoted to didactic study, project completion, and formal graduation.

  • Africa CDC will provide all learning and development materials and meet all costs associated with the fellowship, including travel, monthly allowance, and insurance during the residential placements.


  • Citizens of an African Union Member State.
  • Possess a postgraduate degree in public health or related field.
  • Have relevant professional experience in any field related public health including but not limited to PHEOC operations, one health, medicine, finance, logistics and supply chain health economics, health policy, animal health or environmental health.
  • Be in full-time employment in any area of public health, in a public institution in Africa.
  • Be able to demonstrate potentials to implement public health emergency management programs that can positively impact their countries upon return.

All applicants must provide the following required information:

A supporting letter from the current employer to confirm employment, guaranteeing that the candidate will be allowed enough time to participate in the Fellowship program and to attend the fellowship

A personal statement (maximum 500 words) providing evidence of the candidate’s commitment to public health emergency management in Africa detailing the following:

  • professional experience and attainment
  • Their vision of, and the future impact of their training on public health emergency management in their country and Africa
  • How they would champion public health initiatives in Africa and
  • How their personal and professional experience will enable them to fully to be excellent ambassadors of the fellowship.

A brief project proposal (not more than 800 words) that outlines a potential emergency management challenge they will address. The proposal should include a title, brief description of the challenge, proposed strategy for a solution and the expected outcome.

An updated Resume

Completed applications with all supporting documents should be sent to

For further information, visit Africa CDC

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