AL for Health

Laurene Amoit

lomukaga@africanleadershipacademy.org

AL for Health Network is an African Leadership Academy initiative that seeks to connect key players in African Healthcare, who will work together to bring lasting solutions to Africa’s greatest healthcare challenges.

 

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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?

Accelerate

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.

Ignite

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.

Weave

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

Career Tracks

Healthcare goes beyond medicine and there are many subsectors to explore

Science/Research: This track is for network members who are interested in the technical aspects of the life sciences and procedures for experimentation. Degrees of relevant study include biology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and other related courses.

Clinical: This track is for network members with affinity for the diagnosis, treatment, and preventive medicine for individuals in care settings. Degrees of relevant study include medicine, nursing, life sciences, and other related courses.

Health Tech: This track is for network members who are interested in devices and other interventions solving a current problem in the healthcare landscape on a micro or macro level. Degrees of relevant study include engineering, computer science, human design, and other related courses.

Pharmaceuticals: This track is for network members with affinity for the development, use, and sale of medicinal drugs requiring varying regulation. Degrees of relevant study include law, marketing, business, life sciences, and other related courses.

Health Insurance: This track is for network members who are interested in how health coverage, billing, and primary access to care is facilitated across different stakeholders. Degrees of relevant study include healthcare administration, finance, HR, and other related courses.

Public Health: This track is for network members with affinity for promoting healthier lives and preventing disease via a holistic and system lens on society, the environment, communities, and the individual. Degrees of relevant study include public policy, health sciences, and other related courses.

Global Health: This track is for network members who are interested in public health, but would also like to engage international bodies like the WHO and UN and address global disparities. Degrees of relevant study include public policy, health sciences, international studies, and other related courses.

Healthcare Consulting: This track is for network members with affinity for providing advisory services to healthcare service providers, product developers, and other key players across the healthcare landscape to better optimize strategy. Degrees of relevant study include business, economics, HR, and other related courses.

Healthcare NGOs: This track is for network members who are interested in leading and creating global healthcare organizations often working to lessen disparities. Degrees of relevant study include business, organizational management, global health, and other related courses.

Stories of impact

Meet some of our network members who are making an impact in the governance sector in Africa

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A Vision for Scientific Research
Oyindamola Adefisayo

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.

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