AL for Health Network is an ALA initiative that seeks to connect key players in African healthcare, working together to bring lasting solutions to Africa’s greatest healthcare challenges. Over the past decade ALA have invested in developing young leaders through the 2-year diploma program which focuses on intense and continuous professional development. In 2018 AL for Health was launched, to connect these young leaders to high impact internships across the continent to assist them to build their careers. AL for Health Network consists of ALA students and alumni, Mastercard foundation scholars, as well as over 80 ALA partner organisations in the healthcare sector.
How will we achieve this?
AL for Health strives to upskill our network members in a variety of ways. Through our Dr. Hawa Abdi Speaker Series, job and internship opportunities, and engagement from professionals across different career stages, we progress our understanding of key constraints and solutions through various roles in the health ecosystem.
Our sector and collaborations across campus welcome our members to proactive and entrepreneurial thinking. Alongside the BUILD program on-campus, sector members are encouraged and are exposed to autonomous changemakers equipped with resources to mediate challenges impeding health improvements across the continent.
Channeling collective efforts through year-round engagements, a biannual Gathering, and more, AL for Health establishes a firm community of health practitioners, scientists, industry experts, and beyond. Our vision of a prosperous and healthy African continent depends on action, in unison
Stories of impact
Meet some of our network members who are making an impact in the governance sector in Africa
A Vision for Scientific Research
Oyindamola Adefisayo ’08, currently doing her Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis at The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, speaks on the COVID-19 pandemic and how scientific research can contribute towards finding a cure.
What's happening in AL for Health?
Fewer than 50% of Africans have access to modern health facilities