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World Aids Day

To commemorate World Aids Day 2021, Siddharth Srivastava, an IWG member from the South East Asia Region, penned down a thoughtful blog post, drawing together 11 ‘lessons’ for Human Resource Management practices in Public Health that he derived from Avahan program director Ashok Alexander’s book entitled ‘A Stranger Truth.’ The book outlines the pivotal role of India’s sex workers in preventing the HIV epidemic, … Read More World Aids Day


A Youth-Led Demand for Global Vaccine Equity

As a network of emerging global public health leaders and professionals, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to demand accountability from leadership and to reinforce the need for equity across global COVID-19 vaccine access and distribution efforts. On October 30, 2021, aligning with the G20 Summit, we published the position paper attached below that uniquely emphasizes our youth-led voice, with demands for new efforts and … Read More A Youth-Led Demand for Global Vaccine Equity

Cape Town Together

“Organising to create a community which must have the goal of creating belonging. Belonging creates the conditions for collective thinking, action, and change.” Screened 22nd April 2021 The Cape Town Together documentary was a collaborative filmmaking process with four different Community Action Networks and filmmakers who were also on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. It shares the story of a self-organising network that … Read More Cape Town Together


International Women’s Day: Perspectives from the IWG

Everyone loses when the opinions of qualified women are not heard and women are not involved in decision making. BMJ Gender Diversity Group As emerging leaders in global health, the IWG has asked members to reflect on their experiences as current and aspiring female leaders, and has further asked male members to reflect on their experiences as allies supporting female leadership. While work in … Read More International Women’s Day: Perspectives from the IWG


IWG Fireside Chat: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

As emerging public health professionals there is no time like now to have an on-the-ground lesson on the importance of investing in and strengthening health systems. We are working and living through the greatest global public health challenge we have seen in our careers to date. The COVID-19 pandemic is all consuming, but other key challenges have not paused, they also continue: antimicrobial resistance, … Read More IWG Fireside Chat: Looking Back, Looking Ahead


The Unprecedented Times: Siddharth Srivastava

I think it would be fair to say that 2020 has shifted the collective consciousness of humanity toward realising the importance of public health. COVID–19 has constituted a level of suffering hitherto incomparable to all infectious disease outbreaks that have preceded it. In the span of just a few months, the pandemic has reshaped the very nature of our perceived normalcy. At a personal … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Siddharth Srivastava


The Unprecedented Times: Malvikha Manoj

2020 has been anything but expected. Back in the day, (aka March!) when the pandemic was first announced, many countries closed down their borders immediately. The UAE, my home country, was one of them. I was in a limbo for a while, going back and forth between moments of hope when the border would open temporarily, just to be shut back down quickly thereafter. … Read More The Unprecedented Times: Malvikha Manoj