The Mwele Malecela Mentorship Programme 2023 for Women in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)


The Mwele Malecela Mentorship Programme 2023 for Women in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

encourages mid-career African women to take the lead and excel in the fight against NTD at the national and international levels. In the WHO African region, the Universal health coverage/Communicable and non-communicable illnesses (UHC/UCN) cluster works to combat NTDs and other Tropical and Vector-Borne Diseases (TVD) Programs. The American Society for Medicine, Hygiene, and Tropical Medicine, The END Fund, and WHO/AFRO are working together to oversee this program (ASMTH). The MMM program will offer mentoring, training, and networking opportunities to cohorts of women from 2023 to 2030 over the course of two years, in line with the Global NTD Roadmap.


Using an innovative gender-intentional approach, the MMM program aims to increase the overall coverage, effectiveness and impact of NTD interventions by ensuring the program support for women to overcome gender barriers in access to leadership while also acquiring skills and resources that enable them to be influential leaders and agents of change. The program integrates a gender lens into the design and implementation of the critical program components, including (a) Mentorship Program Design & Selection of Awardees, (b) Mentorship Program Implementation and (c) Mentorship Program Mgt., Review, and Evaluation.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible for consideration if you meet all the following criteria:

  1. Identify as a woman
  2. Work in a role that focuses on Neglected Tropical Diseases, including public health policy, research or program interventions at sub-national, national or international levels.
  3. Possess 10 to 20 years of professional experience in public health, with at least 10 years specifically in Neglected Tropical Diseases
  4. Reside and work within the WHO Africa region
  5. Must be a national of a country in the WHO Africa Region

The mentee selection process will take place in two stages:
Stage 1 – Background information and CV
Stage 2 – Exploration of interests and mentee’s experience

Application Procedure:

Application, Notification, Onboarding Timeline

Open Application Period: Initial Application period closes January 15, 2023, by 11:59 pm (GMT+1).

Notification Period: We will notify applicants if they have been selected to proceed to a more in-depth Round 2 selection process on January 30, 2023.

We will notify applicants of their overall acceptance status on February 28, 2023.

Acceptance & Pre-Orientation Period: The accepted mentees will be asked to confirm their participation by early March 2023, after which we will begin matching to a mentor and onboarding.
Program Launch: Orientation commences the week of March 30, 2023.

If you have questions regarding the application, please email:

For more info Kindly Visiti Programme official website


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