Fellowship in Healthcare Capacity Building for Sustainable Development

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The National HIV/AIDS Program in Kenya has made tremendous strides in the provision of high quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services. The increased resources and rapid expansion of HIV and other health services has created a high demand for effective HIV program leadership and management. The UHIV Fellowship Program aims at addressing this challenge.

The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to improve health outcomes by strengthening leadership and management of healthcare programs and in particular HIV/AIDS interventions. The program uses an academic training model that is locally owned, relevant and sustainable. More specifically, the Program is geared towards equipping health care workers with technical skills and knowledge to ensure efficient and effective implementation of health services. Further, the program aims at establishing a capacity building framework for the participating local organizations to enhance the delivery of quality services.

The Fellowship targets middle to senior level public health professionals in the public and private sector. Fellows will be selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to the health service in the public or private sector and will be expected to provide leadership in HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs at community, regional, national and international levels upon graduation.

The UHIV Fellowships will be awarded in five areas of specialization: Program Management; Health Economics; Health Informatics; Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Monitoring and Evaluation. Fellows will undergo a 2-year full time, competency based training program that will include professional enrichment through attachments in public and private health organizations/departments across the country, didactic, and web-based learning.

(i) Program Management

(ii) Health Informatics

(iii) Health Economics

(iv) Epidemiology and Biostatistics

(v) Monitoring and Evaluation