The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) Leadership in Global Health Fellowship program is designed to offer training and inspiration to young professionals who have a passion for and understanding of the critical importance of health for a just and equitable society. The program provides Yale students and trainees with an in-depth experience of how complex global health challenges – including emerging pandemic infections, the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases, and other systemic issues impacting the health of the world’s population – are addressed by major global health organizations around the world.
Though still a young program, the YIGH fellowship has made an impact on its participants, including Ximena Benavides, YLS ’22; Timothy DeVita, YSM resident; and Jessica Tuan, YSM fellow. Their experiences in the program are profiled on the YIGH website. This year’s host organizations included the World Bank; GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance; Save the Children; and UNICEF’s Maternal Newborn Adolescent Health Unit. For the summer of 2022, up to ten new fellowship opportunities will be available including new placements with the UN Development Programme.