In this episode, I share a story, a message, and an opportunity with you all. I encourage you to listen closely, and take action if any part of this message resonates with you.
The opportunity is a global health initiative, a fellowship opportunity for visionary young women compelled to carry out the work of achieving universal health coverage for those in greatest need.
The story and message is that the initiative is in memory of, Samya Stumo, who died at age 24 in an airplane crash. She was dedicated to reducing obstacles to accessing health care, particularly those faced by women. Samya is the niece of Dr. Rania Milleron, who was my guest on the podcast, back on episode 74, which was recorded and published before this tragedy occurred.
Dr. Milleron is a regular listener of this podcast, as well as an active member of the developing your public health career strategy program and group. She is a multidisciplinary professional in public health with a passion for policy and advocacy.
Please take the time to listen to episode 74 and learn more about Dr. Milleron and her public health journey.
Winning proposals will receive up to $100,000 USD per year for up to two years, along with logistical support in-country. ThinkWell will help Fellows achieve their vision by providing seed-funding, leadership development, hands-on support, and networking opportunities.
Preferred countries include Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Philippines, Uganda, as well as other countries. We welcome applications from all over the world, especially from those in low- or middle-income countries.
— Applications are open to women of all nationalities.
— Must have achieved a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred.
— Proven dedication towards a cause.
— Potentially transformative approaches.
— New perspectives on the problem at hand.
1. Clearly articulate a vision and plan for how they will support universal access to quality healthcare.
2. Have the potential for scale and depth at reasonable costs.
3. Explain how the activities proposed will lead to the results expected (based on experience and data).
4. Focus on a specific country or community, but with applications beyond that locality.