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Seven ITM alumni to participate in the Emerging Voices 4 Global Health programme


Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) is a multi-partner blended training programme which coaches “Emerging Voices” to actively participate in international conferences where global health issues are addressed and to raise their voice in scientific and policy debates.The training programme includes an online and face-to-face module, tailored to emerging health policy and systems researchers, decision-makers and other health system professionals. 

There were 530 abstracts submitted to the 6th edition of the EV4GH training programme, of which 35 young researchers and social changemakers have been selected. Thanks to travel grants financed by the Belgian Cooperation of Development, ITM facilitates the participation of 12 Emerging Voices (EVs) of which 7 are ITM alumni:

  • Ferdinand Mukumbang (PhD student, Cameroon/South-Africa),
  • Kéfilath Bello (MPH and current PhD student, Benin),
  • Joseph Dodoo (MPH, Ghana),
  • Guillermo Hegel (MPH, Guatemala),
  • Okikiolu Badejo (e-SCART and MPH-alumnus, Nigeria),
  • Veronica Osorio Calderon (MPH, Bolivia) and
  • Gloria Nenita Velasco (MPH, Philippines).


The online part of the EV training started in July 2018. The face-to-face training will take place in Liverpool from the end of September 2018 to 5 October. As part of the training, the EVs will present their abstract at the Pre-Conference for young researchers and other changemakers on 6 October and participate in the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (8-12 October 2018). 

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