PAHO’s Unit of Human Resources for Health, Bioethics and Research is pleased to launch the call for applications for the Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in international Health Program (LIHP) 2014. As you may be aware, this Program has a long tradition in the Organization, from its inception in 1985 to its current decentralized modality offered through the Virtual Campus for Public Health. To date, 270 persons from 36 countries have participated in the virtual decentralized modality of the LIHP, including program and project directors in health and other ministries, government personnel responsible for international relations and international cooperation, PAHO/WHO country office staff, partners from other international agencies, sub-regional integration bodies and NGOs, members of the Cuban Medical Brigades, and others.
The LIHP 2014 will strive to broaden knowledge and contribute to discussions regarding universal health coverage from an international health perspective, in recognition of its importance in the quest for health equity. The Program plans to facilitate debate on this issue, bringing together regional and global experts as well as promoting the development of country projects related to the same. Additionally, and taking into account the PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019 and the myriad challenges facing the Region, the LIHP will continue to support the analysis of other topics, including chronic diseases, food security, health diplomacy, and access to medicines, among others.
We invite you to disseminate information on the program in the attached brochure. Additional information including eligibility, application procedures and program requirements are available here.
For any questions, please see below for contact information:
Edmundo Granda Ugalde Leaders in International Health Program
Department of Health Systems and Services
Pan American Health Organization
525 Twenty-third St., NW
Tel: (202) 974-3803
Fax: (202) 974-3612