Emerging Voices for Global Health 2018
Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) is an innovative multi-partner blended training program for young, promising and emerging health policy & systems researchers, decision makers and other health system professionals with an interest in becoming influential global health voices and/or local change makers. EV4GH coaches “Emerging Voices” to participate actively in international conferences where global health issues are addressed, and to raise their voice in scientific and policy debates. EV4GH is now a thematic working group of Health Systems Global.
I work at the institute of public health in Bengaluru. I am health systems research working on various topics related to strengthening health systems . I went to the emerging voices training program in the year 2010. Program has enormously help me with trying to find a balance between focussing on rigorous research as well as trying to see that the research gets into impact. This year in November 2016 the emerging voices of global health is going to be welcoming a fresh batch of young researchers who will pass through the EV training program.
Prashanth N S
I work at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp. I have been involved in the EV 2012. I mainly focusses emerging voices on social media, communication and how to make their presentation look more visually appealing and engaging. I also have been involved in the distance learning phase of the program and it is nice to get them with the EV's in advance and watch its progress. I think to be an EV is also great fun I see that they form friendships and the broader network which are also essential parts over the EV experiences.
I was an Emerging Voice for Global Health in 2014. The program enabled me to gain a strong understanding of the macro-level trends, debates, and discussions in health systems research. Being a part of the EV network has given me an opportunity to collaborate with alumni and encouraged me to become a more active blogger and more effective communicator.
Being an EV has provided the platform to be a changemaker speak my mind right and engage differently the opportunities extend beyond the program and had described such opportunity has been critical for one's Korea in health systems research from one young researcher to another.
Inspired set of mentors, a great family, the best platform to raise your voice, share ideas and learning from others - this is what being an EV has meant to me. It empowers us to take on the most important health challenges of today and the future.