Africa Higher Education
Health Collaborative

Driven by Collaboration, 
Focused on Health Transformation for Africa

The Health Collaborative is a transformative network of 9 higher education institutions and the Mastercard Foundation.

We value and invite like-minded partners who share the same mission.

Addis Ababa University
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
African Leadership University
Amref International University / Amref Heath Africa
Ashesi University
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Mastercard Foundation
Moi University
University of Cape Town
University of Toronto

Meet our Partners

Born from a commitment to fostering inclusive, sustainable, and impactful health-focused initiatives, the Health Collaborative represents a fusion of bright minds and leading institutions.


Our collaborative effort has produced over 91 comprehensive training, coaching, mentoring, and fellowship programs, tailored for healthcare professionals. We are also at the forefront of pioneering research and fostering a robust network of emerging young professionals.

We champion local, indigenous solutions to confronting Africa’s primary health care and global health challenges.

Our vision is bold, our programs are diverse but united to foster transformative change across health systems and health ecosystems in Africa. Together, we are committed to a partnership. We are invested in co-creating diverse programs and initiatives that pave the way for innovative and sustainable health solutions and growth in Africa’s health systems.

Learn more about the Health Collaborative Partners

Explore our Pillars

Preparing diverse youth for the meaningful work of transforming health and wellbeing in Africa through contextually-appropriate and sustainable primary healthcare.


Health
Employment

(HEMP)

Expand capacity to train primary health care workers to meet growing demand.

Health
Entrepreneurship

(HENT)

Implement and sustain entrepreneurial ecosystems that launch health start-ups, generate revenue, and create meaningful employment.

Health
Ecosystems

(HECO)

Enabling the growth and transformation of Africa’s health sector.

Programs at a Glance

Recent Activities


Stinking Toilets, Civilized Users: Towards a Function-Based Indicator of Progress on Sanitation in Informal Settlements

The University of Toronto is pleased to invite you to attend the session of the Health in Africa Series, entitled “Stinking Toilets, Civilized Users: Towards a Function-Based Indicator of Progress on Sanitation in Informal Settlements”, presented by Kwame Norvixoxo, a Faculty member, Chair of the Research and Ethics Committee and Project Manager for the African Leadership University Health Collaborative project.

Health in Africa Series: Gold or Health? Ghana’s Environment Under Seige

The University of Toronto is pleased to invite you to attend the session of the Health in Africa Series, entitled “Gold or Health? Ghana’s environment under siege”, presented by Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo, a Public Health Physician, Consultant Research Scientist, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

2023 Annual Convening in Cape Town, South Africa

The University of Cape Town (UCT) proudly hosted the inaugural Health Collaborative Convening from October 15th to 17th, 2023, at the scenic Protea Hotel by Marriott, Waterfront Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town, South Africa.

2022 U of T & Africa Summit

In June 2022, the university hosted a two-day summit that brought together representatives from the Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative, and other organizations to discuss ideas for partnerships that address some of the most important issues facing Africa and Canada.

2023 Baobab Summit

The Baobab Summit is a virtual event that celebrates the power of youth leadership, individual action, and positive social change across Africa.