Building up capacity, professional development, mentorship
and networking of CVD Emerging Leaders in 100 countries
The 2017-2018 cohort marks the fifth year of the programme and will focus on stroke. Previous cohorts have focused on access to essential medicines, secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, raised blood pressure, and tobacco prevention and control.
The World Heart Federation aims to reach as many potential candidates as possible on a global basis. Candidates from academia, civil service, private industry and cardiovascular medicine are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be affiliated with a member organization of the World Heart Federation, but this is not mandatory.
All Emerging Leaders participants are required to participate in online training, a five-day think tank seminar and collaborative group work based on proposals developed during the seminar with seed funding support from the World Heart Federation from meritorious applications. The think tank will take place from 25-29 June at Duke Kunshan University in the proximity of Shanghai.
The 2018 Emerging Leaders are:
Abiodun Adeoye, Nigeria
Amy Fuhs, USA
Carlos Abanto, Peru
Cheryl Carcel, Philippines
Dinesh Neupane, Nepal
Dorcas Gandhi, India
Ezequiel Zaidel, Argentina
Ferdous Hakim, Bangladesh
Hariklia (Harriet) Proios, Greece
Hasan Farhan, Iraq
Kolawole Wahab, Nigeria
Lily Song, China
Lis Neubeck, UK
Maoyi Tian, China
Mariachiara Di Cesare, Italy
Saima Hilal, Singapore
Stephanie Partridge, Australia
Sureshkumar Kamalakannan, India
Susan Marzolini, Canada
Xinyi Leng, China
Yi Dong, China
Yi (Jake) Sui, Australia
Yulu Shi, China
Zauresh Akhmetzhanova, Kazhakstan
The selection committee looks for candidates to demonstrate their passion for improving CVD healthcare and making a difference at the grassroots level and beyond.
Candidates are asked to provide:
Note: All supporting documents must be in English.
Tobacco Atlas 2018 launched at World Conference on Tobacco or Health
Announcing the 2018 Emerging Leaders cohort
E-learning courses from the Public Health Foundation of India