The Equity Initiative seeks to build a borderless community as an instrument for inspiration and coordinated actions to address national and trans-regional health equity issues.

The Fellows will form the core of this multi-sectoral community, a thriving and sustainable network of leaders and health equity actors— government, NGO, academic, business, media—joining to effect equity changes for people in the region. Reinforcing activities for networking and partnerships will complement the fellowship program to steadily build a regional community for health equity through collaborations with universities and institutions, policy-makers, NGOs, and influential thought leaders. The community will engage key regional and global leaders to expand and extend impact.

With the goal to create a growing network of life-long Fellows, the Annual Forum will bring together Fellows, alumni, faculty, and regional and global leaders who are committed to advancing health equity in the region. Post-fellowship projects, commissioned research, in-country networks, and strategic alliances will support and connect fellows to each other, faculty, mentors, and wider partners—universities, researchers, policy-makers, NGO leaders, and global allies. Fellows are also part of the global Atlantic Fellows community to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.

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