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Call for IHP/EV residency (Autumn 2023)

Call for IHP/EV residency (Autumn 2023)

By Kristof Decoster
on March 21, 2023

The weekly International Health Policies (IHP) newsletter is a flagship knowledge management activity of the IHP network, funded by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD)  and produced out of ITM Antwerp. The IHP network aims to “empower committed groups of global health experts based in the Global South through innovative collaborative models allowing them to have greater control on policy and implementation knowledge and its management.” One of the ways to do this is by enhancing synergies with the Emerging Voices for Global Health network – a global network of health systems and policy researchers, policy makers, activists and changemakers. In the ongoing times of Decolonizing Global Health, that has only become more important.  

This year we invite one resident from the Global South to join the IHP editorial team for a period of 3 months, in autumn 2023. The residency will take place at ITM Antwerp and the resident will be based in Antwerp. Activities during the residency will include IHP and EV4GH network strengthening related work; the resident will also be invited to take part in other activities of the Health Systems & Health Policy research group at ITM.

For more info on IHP (network, newsletter & blogs), see the website:

Your contribution

The IHP/EV resident activities will include:

  • The weekly compilation of global health policy, HPSR & global governance news & articles
  • (Co-) Writing editorials and blogs
  • The weekly listings in the newsletter
  • Polishing & finetuning of IHP blogs (from other authors)
  • Strengthening the EV network, in collaboration with the EV governance team & EV secretariat (including by supporting ‘constructive disruption’ from fellow EVs)

The IHP/EV resident will also attend and cover one global health event in autumn 2023 (for example, the World Health Summit).

Applicants should:

  • Be an EV alumnus from one of the last two cohorts (EV 2020 or EV 2022)
  • Have good writing skills (in English)
  • Have a strong health policy & systems research background (with a general interest in global & planetary health)
  • Be from the Global South (i.e. nationality from the South, and currently residing in the Global South)

Remark: we also welcome applications from people based in Francophone Africa, if bilingual.

If interested, you will need to submit:

  • Your CV  (max. 2 pages)
  • A motivation letter in English (maximum 400 words) – with focus both on IHP & EV
    • Please also indicate what would work in terms of timing for your residency period

Email your application to:

Min Dai at


 15 April 2023, midnight Antwerp time (CET)

After review of the applications, one resident will be selected. A decision will be communicated by the end of April to all applicants.

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