Berlin, Germany | October 20th - 22nd, 2013

New Voices in Global Health 2015

-- The application process is closed as the deadline was July 31 --


The New Voices in Global Health (NVGH) initiative promotes the active participation of young scientists in the World Health Summit (WHS). It is supported by the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. The NVGH is aimed at empowering research, policy and advocacy initiatives among future leaders in global health, who are invited to send in abstracts of their scientific work and ideas.

Selected candidates will present their work in a special poster exhibition, thus playing an active role in the WHS. Abstracts will be published digitally at

Deadline for applications was July 31, 2015.

(Impressions from the latest Poster Exhibition at the WHS Regional Meeting in Kyoto, April 13-14, 2015)


  • To strengthen research and support young academics worldwide.
  • To implement the global impetus of the WHS Network to find and support future leaders in health.
  • To set tomorrow’s health agenda with the explicit inclusion of tomorrow’s leaders.

Key Facts

  • Target Audience:
    Emerging researchers in the fields of Health and Medicine
  • Fees:
    There is no fee to submit an abstract. Registration fees for attending the WHS will be waived for all selected participants.
  • Frequency:
  • Form of application:
  • Jury:
    M8 Alliance Executive Committee
  • Presentation:
    Poster session during the WHS in Berlin
  • Publication:
    Digitally via the WHS homepage


  • Complimentary registration for the World Health Summit
  • Abstracts published via
  • Special Certificates
  • Participation and presentation at the world’s foremost strategic forum for Global Health
  • High visibility in the WHS Network of the 16k+ international members active in academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society
  • Partial travel support can be applied for

The Selection Process

> Step 1: Choose your topic

Issues addressed must be relevant, reflect current challenges and show originality in the overall field of Public and Global Health. Topics linked to the Summit’s main themes are of particular interest:

  • Public and Global Health
  • Translational Science
  • Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Ebola: Assessment, Treatment and Prevention
  • Medical Education
  • Digital Health

> Step 2: Application

Apply before July 31, 2015, via email to Applications must consist of:

  • Thematic abstract of up to 500 words, written in English. It should not contain references, figures or tables.
  • Brief CV with basic contact details

> Step 3: Selection

The M8 Alliance Executive Committee will identify the best applications based on international academic standards. Chosen candidates will be notified by mid-August 2015.

> Step 4: Design your poster

Accepted candidates will have to design posters in DIN A1 format (594 mm x 841 mm) / (23.4 inches x 33.1 inches) based on their abstracts. The WHS will print the posters and cover related costs.

Printable PDF files must be sent in by mid-September 2015.

“This summit will not end the problems of world health, but I think it will empower people who work in the field to hear each other’s presentations and – very importantly – activate young people. (…) This is very important work.”

Peter Agre (Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 2003, USA)


If you have further questions or want to send an application, please mail to: science(at)


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