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Staff Spotlight: Maggie Woo Kinshella selected for Emerging Voices for Global Health 2020 Cohort

 

We are very happy to share that Maggie Woo Kinshella will be taking part in the Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) training program. This is an innovative, multi-partner training program for emerging health policy & systems researchers and decision-makers who are interested in becoming influential global health voices and/local change makers particularly in LMICs. Maggie has been selected out of 400+ applicants to be part of the EV4GH 2020 Research Track. In this program, Maggie will go through an immersive 8-week virtual training to develop key skills on how to become an effective health systems and policies influencer.

“The program has just begun but already I feel really excited to be part of such an inspiring group of 30 health system researchers and change makers from all around the world. Over the next 8 weeks, we will be gaining skills on amplifying our voices for change from writing blogs/op-eds to social media to effective presentations while getting to know each other and learning from one another. It is such a great opportunity for me as an emerging researcher and PhD student to advance my professional development and network with others in this program”

Once the 8-week virtual training component is complete, the cohort will virtually attend the Global Symposium for Health Systems Research (HSR 2020) where they will exercise their newfound communication skills during presentations and aiming to meeting person next year, depending on the COVID-19 situation. 

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. The key activities of the EV4FGH organization include organising events at global health conferences; hosting webinars; arranging young researcher workshops; facilitating networking between different EV cohorts & regions; and Google Group thematic discussions. They now have over 260 EVs from 6 cohorts (2010-16) representing close to 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin, North and Central America.

The PRE-EMPT team would like to congratulate Maggie on her successful application and wish her luck as she embarks on this journey to use her voice for local change and global impact. 

Click here learn more about the EV4GH program and follow them on Twitter @ev4gh for updates on their latest workshops and events.

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