Since 2011, the InterAcademy Partnership's Young Physician Leaders (YPL) programme has provided more than 200 outstanding young health professionals with the skills they need to promote health and strengthen health systems around the world.
The young physicians selected to participate in this year’s programme are (click on the names to read the full biographies):
- Maryam Amour
- Nishant Chakravorty
- Juan Pablo Del Rio
- Eimear Duff
- Jawad Fares
- Flavia Garcez
- Venetia Giannakaki
- Ana Maria Gomez
- Ruth Jimbo
- Samuel Knauss
- Pradeep Kumar
- Herve Monka Lekuya
- Lwidiko Edward Mhamilawa
- Gerald Musa
- Jean Araba Yankson Nsiah
- Anaeze Chidiebele Offodile
- Alejandra Paniagua Avila
- Tania Silva
- Diana Rivadelo Tamondong-Lachica
- Azize Tiryakioglu
- Jasper Tromp
- Kosala Weerakoon
- Dakshitha Wickramasinghe
- Joseph Yaria
YPLs were nominated by members of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the ‘M8 Alliance’ of Academic centres and selected by IAP.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IAP did not hold the regular leadership workshop at the World Health Summit in October 2020, and in view of the current public health crisis and the inability to guarantee safe travel to Berlin, Germany, it has been decided to hold the 2021 leadership workshop virtually, with the possibility to hold an in-person meeting in spring 2022.
The 2021 cohort met online for a meet-and-greet session on 18 October 2021.
The 2021 World Health Summit (WHS), a leading international forum for global health, will take place in Berlin, Germany, and virtually from 24 to 26 October 2021. The IAP YPL session will feature Biljana Gjoneska, Dipendra Khatiwada, Jaifred Christian Lopez, Atiya Mosam and Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez, who are some of the members of the YPL Alumni Steering Committee.
The YPL session at the 2021 WHS is:
Empowering Young Global Health Leadership: The leadership we want
26 October 2021, CET: 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM / UTC: 07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Digital Session: https://worldhealthsummit.zoom.us/j/81532742490
Meeting ID: 815 3274 2490
Digital Track (D 10) - Saal D – Antarctica
This IAP programme will once more have the collaboration of the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) with the support of the Tides Foundation, the Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Bayer Foundation.