Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme 2022-2027

Applications from nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) are especially welcome for the Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme 2022-2027.

Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, this PhD Programme is offered by five UK and six African partner institutions bringing together the expertise of these institutions in global health research. It is open to early-career healthcare professionals that have a focus on improving health and wellbeing in Africa.

In addition, the Programme will provide 25 Fellowships for Africans based in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, The Gambia, or Uganda and affiliated to the African Partner Institutions over the course of the Programme. Fellows will have the choice of registering for their PhD in their home country or at one of the UK partner institutions.

There are five cross-cutting themes:

  • Infectious disease;
  • Sexual and reproductive health;
  • Maternal, child and adolescent health;
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Mental health.


The Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme support is for three years (or part-time equivalent) and includes;

  • an NHS matched salary,
  • research expenses,
  • home rate tuition fees, and 
  • training and travel costs. 


  • All applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants must be practising healthcare professionals and be registered with a national professional regulatory body in the UK/Republic of Ireland (eg – General Medical Council, Health and Care Professions Council).
  • They must have an interest in global health research and be looking to develop their academic career.
  • Applicants should maintain their clinical skills, if applicable.
  • Medical graduates must be registered on a UK/Republic of Ireland specialist training programme or must be a registered GP.
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Application Process

Applications should be made via: and should include a completed Programme application form and a copy of their CV.

Deadline: January 31, 2022.

For more information on Global Health Research in Africa Doctoral Training Programme, visit the official site.

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