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The UHIV Fellowship

The UoN HIV Capacity Building Fellowship Program (UHIV Fellowship) is a 5 year program funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Its main goal is to develop and implement a sustained national training program that builds the capacity of Kenyan healthcare workers and local organizations through an academic model of training to support the transition of HIV programs to local organizations in alignment with the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The fellowship is made up of 3 partners:

- University of Nairobi (UoN)

- University of Washington (UW)

- Management Sciences for Health (MSH)


To expand the reach of the program and to better address the capacity requirements of a devolved health sector, UoN collaborates and synergizes with other Universities in Kenya in delivering targeted short term training programs, supervision of fellows and mentorship of trainees.

The universities include:

-Kenyatta University

-Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University

-Egerton University

-Mombasa Technical University


The Fellowship is designed to creativley combine class-based training with experiential learning and mentorship.

a) 2 Year full time fellowship training in the following tracks: HIV Program Management; Health Informatics; Health Economics; Epidemiology and Biostatics; Monitoring and Evaluation

b) 6-12 month medium term training in: Quality Management and Monitoring and Evaluation.

c) Short-term training programs which address HIV service delivery and program management in Participating Local Partners (lasting less than 2 months).