Professionals from countries throughout the Americas are eligible. Deadline: Feb. 15.

Washington, D.C., 4 January 2019 (PAHO) — Professionals in public health, international relations and related fields are invited to apply to the 2019 session of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) Leaders in International Health program. Applications must be received by Feb. 15.  

The program, which is cost-free for accepted applicants, seeks to develop professionals from the region’s countries who can understand, act on and advocate effectively for global health issues in a complex international context, characterized by challenges that require action across sectors and borders.

The program’s 2019 session will last nine months starting in late April. Subjects covered will include health diplomacy, international cooperation, universal health access and coverage, sustainable development, migration, border health, climate change, access to medicines, and noncommunicable diseases.

Accepted applicants will participate in virtual learning activities in coordination with PAHO’s local office in their countries of origin, where they are expected to continue working in their respective institutions.

Participants will also pursue an individual project related to a priority area of public health work in their country, subregion or region, working in coordination with PAHO, country officials and other agencies.

At the end of the program, participants will have strengthened their capacities for situation analysis, policy development and decision-making, negotiation and advocacy, project management, knowledge generation and exchange, and communication.

Since its creation in 1985, PAHO’s Leaders in International Health Program has provided training to more than 630 professionals from 40 countries.

For more information on eligibility and application procedures visit this link.