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
Paths to Advancing Health Equity in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Three Senior EI Fellows, Chhorvann Chhea (2016), Somporn Pengkam (2017), and Luong The Huy (2017), recently shared their insights on the complexity of advancing health equity in a panel discussion moderated by EI Program Director Piya Hanvoravongchai...READ MORE
A Thai Network for Social Equity
The Social Equity Network Thailand, or SENT, provides a channel for participants in the Equity Initiative, Ashoka Thailand, and the Foundation for Leadership Development Network for Health to exchange ideas and find opportunities to collaborate on so...READ MORE
2019 Asia Trek: Linking Equity to Poverty Alleviation, Social Empowerment, and Refugee Relief
The Asia Trek module introduces Fellows to political, social, and economic contexts in an Asian country, giving them a comparative perspective of impediments to health equity and of avenues available for innovation and progress. Asia Trek 2019 (Augu...READ MORE