Global Leaders fellowship


Healthcare. research. empowerment.


The Empower Through Health (ETH) Global Leaders Fellowship gives self-directed undergraduate students a unique leadership opportunity to help develop a grassroots Empower Through Health ‘Chapter’ at their respective universities, in order to collaboratively tackle some of rural Uganda’s most pressing global health issues.


Fellows will have the opportunity to work with public health professionals and academics from a variety of intercultural backgrounds and experiences. During the fellowship, Fellows will have an opportunity to participate in exclusive lectures from global health leaders. 


Student-led Chapters work to increase global health awareness on campus, educate peers on global health issues, encourage students to reach out for global health opportunities, and raise funds for global health projects, interventions, and resources through the ETH National Office.


Chapters play an important role in research, connecting students to opportunities, and starting conversations about global health.

benefits of being a global leaders fellow

The purpose of this fellowship is for Fellows to learn about issues in global health with guidance from relevant mentors and develop skills in organizational management and leadership.


  • Unique, competitive fellowship in global health 

  • Global leadership lecture series with distinguished professionals in global health and leadership

  • Gain research experience with support from global health and public health professionals 

  • Develop cultural responsiveness and competency 

  • Collaboration with Ugandan mentors 

  • Introduction to Implementation Science  

  • Gain fundraising and community engagement experience

Big vision

The big vision is to start national Chapters in different universities. Each individual university Chapter is responsible for working on a specific health-related issue including malnutrition, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases, mental health, sexual health, etc.


  • Host an annual conference and bi-annual conferences

  • Create global health networks

  • Multidisciplinary collaboration

  • Ongoing longitudinal projects carried out in Uganda

Interested in becoming a global leaders fellow?