2023 Induction Ceremony for the Young Professionals in Public Health


Supporting Young Professionals in Public Health To Thrive


Towards ensuring that the requisite young public health programme capacity in the region is ‘hands-on’ and robustly educated to undertake the need public health functions, the institute has a stratified programme named of a Fellowship, Health Literacy and Virtual Internship Programme, namely:

The Design, Equity, Action and Leadership Fellowship (DEAL)
  • Ages band 30-40 years with minimum of 5 years’ post- graduation or 3 years with a master’s degree. The DEAL Fellowship is primarily an extractive approach to engaging young professionals on their expertise in a fellowships system, where they will undergo intensive leadership coaching through training and mentoring while working with the Institution’s lower strata of Young Professionals in Public Health, such as the virtual interns and health literacy leadership participants by providing professional and technical support for their projects.

Health Literacy and Leadership Programme (HLLP)
  • This programme trains young emerging public health leaders and journalists to become strong voices and leading advocates to grow health literacy as a pillar of public health education and information to accelerate the movement towards universal health coverage. For ages 25-35 years.

Virtual Internship Programme (VIP)
  • This is primarily an online innovative programme which is conducted mostly for recent graduates as opposed to face-to-face internship in public health, as its key functions are remotely done and training conducted online. It aims to improve youth access to health education as well as increased health literacy profile of the region. Currently over 150 youths across the West Africa region have benefited from the programme.

How to Apply

To apply for a YPPH programme you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.
Please check you meet the entry requirements for the category before you begin your application.


As part of your application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A supporting personal statement
  • Your résumé, in English Language
  • One passport photograph

Please note that the supporting statement and résumé must be submitted in English Language and they must be in PDF format.