The AAHCI Leadership Initiative (ALI) aims to build leadership infrastructure for academic health centers worldwide. ALI pursues this goal by providing opportunities for academic health center leaders to engage in cross-border learning and networking, promote collaboration, and share best practices to advance the work of academic health centers.

ALI is designed to enable leaders from institutions in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to join AAHCI through sponsorship, offering them key ways to network with peers and to exchange knowledge on the state of academic health centers in their countries.

ALI in Eastern Africa

AAHCI, in partnership with Aga Khan University , has launched a branch of this initiative assisting academic health center and system leaders—initially from Eastern African Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)—to help facilitate cross-border learning and networking, promote collaboration, and share best practices in building leadership infrastructure specific to academic health centers and systems worldwide.

To learn more about eligibility and the selection process for ALI Eastern Africa, please contact AAHCI.

Leaders meet at an AKU and AAHCI Symposium in March 2019

2020 Inaugural ALI Awardees

AAHCI sponsored four institutions in the Eastern Africa region as inaugural ALI awardees in 2020:

Global ALI Partnership Opportunities

An AAHC/I member engaged in collaboration, partnership, or a twinning relationship with another academic health center is invited to support their partner in joining AAHCI through the ALI Program.

The Sponsoring Institution will support their partner by committing to pay AAHCI membership dues for their partner for two years.

Advantages to the Sponsoring Institution

Sponsoring Institutions will receive special recognition at AAHC and AAHCI meetings and events. In addition, the ALI program:

  • Raises the profile of and gives international recognition to both the sponsoring and partner academic health centers;
  • Builds capacity through exchanging skills and knowledge;
  • Provides a platform for sharing best practices among academic health center leaders;
  • Encourages collaboration among multiple organizations;
  • Builds relationships with new academic health centers through the AAHC/I network; and
  • Supports global understanding of the benefits of aligning health, education, and research.

To learn more about eligibility and the process for sponsoring a member through ALI, please contact AAHCI.