Call for Applications for Emerging Voices for Global Health 2022


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Deadline: 15-Apr-22

The Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) has launched a call for applications for the 2022 Emerging Voices for Global Health.

The EV4GH program is managed by an internationally representative governance committee consisting of EV alumni elected by previous EV4GH participants and several invited (liaison) members from EV partner institutes.

EV4GH 2022 is a blended learning training program and consists of an e-coaching and distance learning phase, followed by a face-to-face training phase held prior to the Symposium. It uses innovative training methods and activities to enable emerging researchers, and other health system actors and change agents to present their work effectively and engage on various global health platforms. In addition, the global network of EVs fosters networking and learning across contexts and regions.

What is the EV4GH training?

For both tracks, the full EV4GH 2022 venture consists of:

  • August-October 2022: E-coaching and distance learning phase
  • Last week (/ten days of) October 2022 (kick-off: around 22-24 October): Face-to-face training, including scientific presentations, networking and communication skills, content training, and field visit to local health system facilities in Colombia
  • 30th October 2022: Emerging researchers and other changemakers’ pre-conference (/TWG event)
  • 31st October-4th November 2022: Participation in the 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 5th November 2022: Wrap-up session focusing on emerging beyond Bogotá, Colombia
  • After 5th November 2022: Participation in the EV4GH network (and other HSG thematic working groups) with other emerging researchers, professionals, peers as well as senior researchers, policy makers, and experts in health systems and global health
What does the EV4GH 2022 training program offer to participants?
  • Develop writing and presentation skills, boost networking opportunities and skills, technical training and use of social media and other communication methods for dissemination of research through innovative training methods.
  • Introduce and boost emerging health system researchers’ and other health system actors’ content knowledge about global health governance, health policy and systems research and other topics related to the theme of the 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, including via interaction with senior experts during the face-to-face phase.
  • Facilitate skills to publish in journals, global health blogs, or on social media and communicate more effectively on the global stage.
  • Present and engage in a pre-conference with invited senior researchers and policymakers.
  • Facilitate participation and networking of EVs with other emerging and senior health systems professionals, senior researchers, policy makers and experts in health systems and global health.
  • Become part of the Emerging Voices for Global Health network: a global network of members that, among other activities, provides curated information on workshops, courses and conferences.
  • Opportunity to engage further as EV alumni towards capacity building, research collaborations and national & international partnerships.
Eligibility Criteria
  • There will be two tracks for which participants can apply to be an EV 2022 While one track is reserved for researchers involved in health policy and systems research, the other track seeks to attract health professionals, activists, decision or policy-makers and/or other health systems actors.
    • Track 1: Researchers’ track: This track aims to attract applications from emerging researchers involved in health policy and systems research. Applicants must submit an abstract for the 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Bogotá and have at least two of the following:
      • A Master’s degree in health or a health-related field – Be enrolled in a doctoral-level program in health or a health-related field
      • Have at least two-year work or research experience in public health or development
      • Experience and/or knowledge from working in low and middle-income countries
    • Track 2: Other health system actors’ track: This track aims at other emerging health professionals, activists, policymakers, knowledge brokers, health journalists, and other health systems actors. Applicants must fulfil one of the following:
      • Be involved in a decision-making, implementation or practitioner role within health services or a health system in a low- or middle-income country
      • Be a passionate voice for strengthening health systems within their local/national health systems as an activist, health journalist or patient advocate or otherwise be involved in advancing health equity and social justice in his/her setting. Given the venue (Bogotá), they explicitly also want to encourage participants from the Latin American region to apply for this track.
    • Tracks 1 & 2:
      • The EV4GH program is in English. Participants thus need to have a reasonable command of the English language to participate. All documents needed for the application should be in English (and/or have English translation), certainly for track 1. For track 2, the applicant motivation letter and essay may be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese or French (optional).
      • For both tracks, special consideration will be given to those who explicitly include the political dimension of health systems and services in their work, and challenge power in whatever form, based on good evidence.
      • Focus will be on applicants from the Global South, but candidates from the Global North can apply as well, if they have some relevant (long term) field experience in the Global South, and/or are currently working on health policy and systems research issues in the Global South.
      • Accepted participants should be able to participate in the training program in full. This includes participation and presence in person in Colombia from 22nd/24th October till 5th November 2022. Applicants who cannot participate in full and can undertake only part of the program, will not be eligible to participate in the program.

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