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Call for IHP correspondents (2022)

Call for IHP correspondents (2022)

By Kristof Decoster
on December 20, 2021

As was the case last year, IHP launches a call for correspondents for the weekly International Health Policies Newsletter & Network.

The weekly IHP newsletter/digest is a flagship knowledge management activity of the IHP network, funded by the Belgian Government (DGD), providing a trusted source of curated health policy news, key global health and HPSR publications and offering a platform for blogs and articles, especially for authors from LMICs.

The network aims to boost synergies with actors and networks from across the world who share similar values and increase the influence of scholars from the Global South on the global health policy & HPSR agenda. In times of Decolonizing Global Health (long overdue), and given the dire pandemic and planetary health times we’re facing, this has only become more urgent.

IHP has a special focus on empowering (and offering a platform to) young health policy and systems researchers (Emerging Voices for Global Health and others).  The editorial team will work with them on finetuning their editorial/blog.  For more info on IHP (network, newsletter & blogs), see the website: http://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/

This call aims to provide more opportunities to young researchers and other change agents from different regions and continents (especially from the Global South) to write and publish blogs and editorials. In total, between 5 and 10 correspondents will be selected from across the world for the year 2022 through a competitive process, aiming also for a balance in terms of regional diversity, gender, language (English/French/Spanish) etc.

IHP correspondents will be expected to contribute at least one, preferably two editorial(s) (included in the weekly newsletter) during the year 2022, either (1) on a health policy/system issue/reform(s) in their own country/region, or (2) reflecting & commenting on a global health policy trend, global health governance, a recent event, buzzwords, a new report, … bringing in their own perspective on global health policy “noise” that’s being made in Geneva, New York, London, Berlin, … or on global health ‘power’ at work, or highlighting a relatively neglected issue, ….  It’s fairly open, in other words, topic wise.

In addition, correspondents can also write a blog for IHP (for the website), if they wish so, for example on an event they attend or some other topic they consider important.

Applicants should:

– Be an EV alumnus (from any cohort – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 or 2018, 2020/21) or a member of the EV TWG Google group

– Have good writing skills in English, French or Spanish  

– Have an interest in health policy & systems research (with a general interest in global and/or planetary health)

Interested candidates should send their 3-parts candidacy by e-mail to mdai@itg.be, as follows:

-Their CV  (max. 2 pages),

-A short motivation letter explaining why they want to be an IHP Correspondent  (between 200 & 400 words)  (in English, French or Spanish)

-one (preliminary) idea/pitch for a possible contribution to IHP (max. 150 words)  (in English, French or Spanish)

We will accept applications until 15 January 2022, midnight Antwerp time.

PS: as you notice, this year we also want to select a few IHP correspondents who write in French or Spanish. Still, given that the weekly newsletter is in English, we will also provide a translation (including via DeepL) before articles are published.

Good luck!

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