The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in South Africa aim to inspire and sustain the changes South Africa needs to bridge the enormous gulf between rich and poor and build a healthier nation. 

The program is guided by a vision that, to achieve a South Africa in which all people enjoy better health and well-being, the country needs bold leaders to tackle the severe social and economic inequities that determine the health of individuals, communities and populations. 

Fellows mobilize to address the root causes of inequity to secure lasting improvements in health outcomes for all. 


Program

Photo: Audra Melton

Photo: Audra Melton

The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in South Africa, based at Tekano, selects up to 30 Fellows every year to participate in a program of learning and experience that will enhance their ability to inspire and secure progressive social change.

  • 20 to 30 Fellows annually
  • 12-month non-residential program with 6 in-person modules of 5 days each
  • Courses in different locations throughout South Africa, including the Eastern and Western Capes, KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg
  • Opportunities for continued community, collaboration and access to resources to support Fellows and their work

Program staff based at Tekano, a health-equity focused nonprofit in Khayelitsha.

 


South Africa is hungry for leaders who can heal divisions and help build a healthy, stable country. The Atlantic Fellows at Tekano will enable local activists to enhance their leadership abilities and forge links with other leaders.
— DR. TRACEY NALEDI, CHIEF DIRECTOR FOR HEALTH PROGRAMMES IN THE WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND TEKANO CHAIR

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Tekano works with a range of strategic partners—community-based and non-governmental organizations, universities, and government/state entities—that are represented on its governance structures and shape its program delivery and advocacy to address the inequities of health in South Africa.

 



Banner photo: Johnny Miller, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity