WHO WE ARE
The Equity Initiative is an exciting program to nurture and facilitate the development of an entire generation of health equity leaders (500+) over a twenty-year period.
WHAT WE DO
The Equity Initiative’s goal is to build a thriving and sustainable network of multi-sectoral actors to create a community for health equity in Southeast Asia and China.
Our 2018 cohort of 23 Fellows come from 10 countries throughout the region, working in government, NGO, academic and private sectors.
HOW TO APPLY
The online application for The Equity Initiative's 2019-2020 fellowship program is now open. If you're interested in becoming a Fellow, click below for more information.
Health Equity Projects
Transformative Leadership Development
Vignettes of Equity: A Glimpse into COVID-19 in Southeast Asia
Foreword What a year 2020 has been! The COVID-19 pandemic has truly been an eye-opening and life-changing event in all of our lives. As the pandemic has unfolded, members of the 2019 cohort of EI Fellows took it upon themselves to reflect on w...READ MORE
Stories Behind the Masks
14 Equity Initiative Fellows Share Their COVID-19 Experiences: Firsthand Impressions Across the Health Equity Spectrum in Southeast Asia and China Produced by Kotchakorn Voraakhom (2018 Equity Initiative Fellow) Edited by Ana P. Santos (2018 Equity I...READ MORE
UNFPA Recognizes Lincoln Chen as One of Its “Icons and Activists”
CMB President Lincoln Chen has been named one of the UNFPA’s “Icons and Activists of the Last 50 Years,” in recognition of his commitment to health equity over a long career in philanthropy and academia. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, dev...READ MORE