Apply today to be a Young Champion of Maternal Health!


POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2012 BY KATE MITCHELL

The Maternal Health Task Force is delighted to announce that the application process for the second cohort of Young Champions of Maternal Health is now open! Applications are currently being accepted from candidates from Ethiopia, India, and Nigeria.

Carolina Damásio and friends, during her 2009-2010 Young Champions of Maternal Health Fellowship

To reduce maternal mortality and morbidity over the long-term, emerging public health leaders need to be equipped with the skills, commitment, and vision to respond fully to multiple causes and consequences of maternal mortality and morbidity.

The Maternal Health Young Champions Program, a partnership between The Institute of International Educationand the Maternal Health Task Force at Harvard School of Public Health, offers a unique fellowship to 10 young people who are passionate about improving maternal health in their home country.

These Young Champions of Maternal Health will be students or young graduates in public health or a related field who are committed to improving maternal mortality and morbidity through either research or innovative field work in their home country.  They will be matched with in-country mentors from selected organizations for a nine-month research or field project internship focusing on a particular area of maternal health.

The fellowship includes leadership training and participation in the Global Maternal Health Conference 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Click here for eligibility criteria and to access the application.

Applications are due November 10, 2012.

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