The Lancet : Establishing a Youth Network for The Lancet Standing Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Deadline: 21 August 2017

The Lancet is looking for six young health advocates and/or professionals (18-29 years) from diverse backgrounds, to work with them to set up a Youth Network for The Lancet Standing Commission.

The Lancet is establishing a Standing Commission to continue the work of The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Successful applicants will be between 18-24 years; however applicants up to 29 years are also encouraged to apply.
  • All applicants must have a valid passport with a minimum of 1 year until expiry.
  • The Lancet is particularly interested in the participation of young health advocates and professionals from low and middle income countries (LMIC). For that reason, priority will be given to applicants with origins from LMICs.
  • The Lancet is seeking young leaders with experience in one or more of the following:
    • Advocacy or communication related to adolescent health and wellbeing.
    • Work (paid or voluntary) at a local, national or international level in an area related to adolescent health and wellbeing.
    • Work (paid or voluntary) for an organisation that has a national and/or international role in adolescent/youth health and wellbeing.
    • Work in a related area of practice (i.e. law, health, journalism, economics, education, research).

How to Apply

  • To apply please provide:
    • A two-minute video application, on “how applicants would like to contribute to the Lancet Standing Commission.” (Please note Lancet may use successful video applications in their communications.)
    • A completed application
    • curriculum vitae
  • Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligibility Criteria: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic , Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro. Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

For more information, please visit Lancet Commission.

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