Young Physician Leaders (YPL)

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Ongoing
February 02, 2018
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  • Oct122018
    Posted Date06/04/2018
    Oct 12 2018 - Oct 16 2018
    The Call has gone out for candidates to the 2018 Young Physician leaders Programme (YPL) to be held from 12 – 16 October 2018  in conjunction with the World health Summit. Nominations will be accepted from members of the InterAcademy Partnership and the ‘M8 Alliance’ of ...
  • Oct122017
    Completed
    Posted Date11/06/2017
    Oct 12 2017 - Oct 17 2017
    The seventh edition of the IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) leadership training workshop took place on the side of this year’s World Health Summit in Berlin. A new cohort of 22 YPL from 17 countries participated and then joined the alumni network that now counts more than 150 ...
  • Oct72016
    Completed
    Posted Date11/06/2017
    Oct 07 2016 - Oct 09 2016
    Following the 2016 YPL call for proposals for the annual October leadership training workshop, 24 selected participants arrived in Berlin on 6 October 2016. The programme began with a treasure hunt designed to break the ice and show the participants a tiny part of this ever-changing city. This ...
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Young Physician Leaders
  • Ahmed Hassoon
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Research Associate
    · Dr. Hassoon has been a physician and public health practionary since 2005. Served in & for 35 countires. During the last 5 years he became a fauclty/sientist member at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH). He is investigating clinical diagnostic erros at population level, and building intelligent statitical models and technology ...
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  • Nomathemba Chandiwana
    Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Insitute University of the Witwatersrand
    Dr Nomathemba Chandiwana is a public health physciain and researcher, employed as Technical Advisor, Child and Adolescent Health at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nomathemba works to strengthen health systems and accelerate access to testing, treatment and support for children and adolescents living ...
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  • Omary Mussa Chillo
    Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
    · Dr. Chillo (35) is a cardiovascular basic science researcher with a medical background. He is currently the Head of Department of Physiology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). He also serves as a co-founder, President and chairman of the executive committee of Tanzania Health Summit since 2014, bringing more than ...
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  • Nontuthuko Mvundla
    WITS Reproductive Health and HIV Institute
    Nontuthuko Mvundla is a South African medical doctor. She works for WITS RHI, a research institute within the University of the Witwatersrand, as a clinician, researcher and progrmamme advisor for the past 2 years. She has an interest in HIV medicine within the maternal and child populations, and has worked on numerous projects within this group, ...
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  • Andris Skride
    Riga Stradins University, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital
    · is an interventional cardiologist and pulmonary hypertension expert at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital in Riga, Latvia. · Dr. Skride holds an MD diploma from Riga Stradins University and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. · He is the founder and current manager of Latvian pulmonary hypertension registry and ...
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At-a-Glance
Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders.The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals, however, is often neglected, with many young professions having to learn their leadership skills almost by trial and error as they are handed positions of responsibility. Although incorporating leadership training programmes into the medical curriculum is lately gaining in importance, in practice too few countries are actually providing such training (See, for example: Health Professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world).

Young Physician Leaders

Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders.

The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals, however, is often neglected, with many young professions having to learn their leadership skills almost by trial and error as they are handed positions of responsibility.

Although incorporating leadership training programmes into the medical curriculum is lately gaining in importance, in practice too few countries are actually providing such training (See, for example: Health Professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world).

To contribute to building capacity in this area, IAP for Health launched its Young Physician Leaders (YPL) programme in 2011 in partnership with the World Health Summit (WHS) and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities.

Sessions have been held at each WHS since 2011. In addition, a regional event was organized at the Regional WHS in Singapore in 2013. A 5th year event for alumni was organized in May 2016 at the World Health Assembly.

To date, the IAP for Health YPL network of alumni includes more than 150 leading young professionals, under the age of 40, who were nominated by their national academies. Their details can be found in the dedicated YPL Directory

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