IDI's Annet Onzia is selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow

Congratulations go out to Annet Onzia, Head of section Reproductive Health at IDI-Mulago Adult Infectious Diseases Clinic for her selection and enrollment in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program 2017. Annet, now part of a cohort of a total of 1,000 Mandela fellows, is participating in a six-week public management and leadership training in the United States. 25 of the 1,000 fellows including Annet are currently attending Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Center for African Studies.

Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship program for Young African Leaders is a flagship program for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) which embodies US commitment to invest in the future of Africa. As a criterion for consideration, participants in the fellowship program should be aged between 25 and 35 years and should display a record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their respective organizations through community engagement and youth mentorship.

Annet was selected to join the YALI fellows program for her dedication to promoting sexual reproductive health in young adults through clinical care and research. Within her department, Annet runs specialized clinics for adolescents, pregnant women and marginalized members of society to whom she provides quality services while conducting research.

Ohio State University is among the 38 academic institutions across the United States participating in the YALI program that runs from June 16 to July 28, 2018. Of the 1,000 fellows, Uganda contributed 30 fellows from all professional backgrounds.