This programme aims to develop a core of well-trained, well-informed public health leaders, and contribute to a new public health order on the continent.
In May of 2020, Elhadj As Sy, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation Board, joined a press conference organised by The African Union Commission in which was announced the launch of the Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme, which will consist of three elements:
- The Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP), which goal is to equip emerging and established global public health leaders to become more efficient in initiating innovative, bold, visionary, and implantable African-owned solutions to address disease threats and challenges in the 21st Century.
- The Public Health Scholar Programme (PHSP), which goal is to support the placement of experienced, public health experts within National Public Health Institutes and Ministries of Health to enable strategic leadership, mentorship, and policy development.
- The Virtual Leadership Academy (VLA), which goal is to become the continent’s leading digital “think tank” platform to democratise the search for new insights and solutions for African public health needs.
The participants will be selected on a competitive basis, with gender and geography being considered.