The EV secretariat at the Institute of Public Health, Bangalore and the Institute of Tropical Medicine,
Antwerp would like to provide an opportunity for young to midcareer researchers to spend
dedicated time in the form of a residency at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.
The call is open only for alumni of the Emerging Voices for Global Health programme from one of the cohorts between 2010-2018.
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 as a communication officer. I have been involved in the EV 2012 and 2014 ventures. I mainly focused on social media, communication and helping the EVs make their presentation look more visually appealing and engaging. I also have been involved in the distance learning phase of the program where I got to work with the EVs from the very beginning and watch their progress. I think to be an EV is also great fun - I see that they form friendships and broaden their network which are also essential parts of the “EV experience”.
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.