USAID offers twin options for global health exposure

Global health fellow Cherry Gumapas, at far right, meets with members of a faith-based community prevention program in Macia, Mozambique. Photo by: Public Health Institute/USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Fellows Program provides an avenue toward achieving the “trifecta” of experience that is becoming the gold standard for a global health career - a mix of professional and overseas experience that is complimented by a master’s degree.

Under the program, recent graduates or professionals can apply to work with USAID’s Bureau of Global Health in Washington or at an overseas mission office for two to four years. Along with hands-on experience, fellows get a variety of professional development opportunities including training, workshops and mentoring.

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    Oliver joined Devex in late 2008 as an international development correspondent and researcher. He previously served as a microfinance fellow for Kiva in Kenya and Uganda. During his tenure, he worked with Kiva’s field partners to improve their operations and governance. Oliver holds a master's in business from the College of William & Mary.