Improving Global Health (IGH) Programme


The IGH Programme recruits NHS employees from across England, from clinical or non-clinical backgrounds, with an interest in developing their leadership skills in a challenging resource-poor environment.

The IGH Programme currently works with overseas partners in:

  • Lesotho – Mapoteng
  • Myanmar – Yangon
  • South Africa – Western Cape and Eastern Cape
  • Uganda – Gulu
  • Zambia – Lusaka

Models of Fellowship

The IGH Fellowship consists of a 6-month fellowship spent overseas with one of our partner countries, subject to availability.

How to Apply

Recruitment for Improving Global Health Fellowships is now closed. To join our mailing list please email

For more information on IGH Fellowships, please review the FAQs for NHS Global Fellowships –

If you have any further questions or would like to be added to our mailing list, please email


IGH Slides


A qualitative analysis of vertical leadership development amongst NHS health-care workers in low to middle income country settings

Global health partnerships: leadership development for a purpose

Improving Global Health: a win-win for leadership development and a fairer world?

The Improving Global Health fellowship: a qualitative analysis of innovative leadership development for NHS healthcare professionals

The Improving Global Health Programme – leadership development in the NHS through overseas placement