Over 20 years, The Equity Initiative’s goal is to build a thriving and sustainable network of health equity advocates and champions to create a community for health equity in Southeast Asia and China.
In 2016, The Equity Initiative launched its fellowship program to empower young leaders to pursue and advocate social justice in health the ASEAN region. The fellowship program is designed to bring together a diverse group of professionals who have demonstrated commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm for leading change for health equity. Fellows may come from a broad range of sectors and disciplines—medicine, public health, economics, policy-making, non-governmental social action, environment, legal, business, and communications—and will join their peers for 6 weeks of in-person sessions over one year.
The fellowship is a fully funded award. Selection is based on demonstrated achievement and progress. Candidates will be vetted by national committees and chosen by an independent regional selection committee.