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

            -- Applications cannot be accepted anymore as the deadline was June 30, 2016 --


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

Winners 2016

NameAffiliationTopic + Poster-Download
Skyler Jayden DembeGreen World (Uganda)The Influence of Male Circumcision on the Threat of HIV Infection in Uganda
Christian Akem DimalaLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)The Association between Highly Active Antiretroviraltherapy (HAART), Hypertension and Diabetes Risk
Andrea GelemanovicUniversity of Split (Croatia)Can Existing Knowledge Help Us Prepare in Case of an Epidemic Crisis? Emergency Exercise on Zika Virus
Sandra GoldlustPrinceton University (USA)Malaria Control in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Immune Dynamics and Artemisinin Resistance
Kirstin Grosse FrieMartin-Luther University Halle (Saale) (Germany)Tackling Late-Stage Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer in Africa – a Case Study from Mali, Western Africa
Mohammad Mainul IslamUniversity of Dhaka (Bangladesh)Effects of Remittances on Health Expenditure and Types of Treatment of International Migrants’ Households in Bangladesh
Roxanne KeynejadKing's College London (UK)Building the Capacity of Policy-Makers and Planners to Strengthen Mental Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review
Jessica SnyderMassachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)Health Census Method using a Wastewater-derived Microbiome
Masresha SoressaSouthern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (Ethiopia)Integrating Youth-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (YFS) in Public Health Facilities: Achievements/Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned in Southern Region, Ethiopia
Lukas WinterMax Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (Germany)Open Source Imaging Initiative (OSI²): Bringing Affordable Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to the World



  • 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.

Benefits for Selected Candidates

  • Complimentary registration for the World Health Summit
  • Participation and presentation at the world’s foremost strategic forum for Global Health
  • Partial travel support can be applied for
  • High visibility in the WHS Network of the 20k+ international members active in academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society

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:
    Online only via the application form below
  • Jury:
    M8 Alliance Scientific Committee
  • Presentation:
    Poster session during the WHS in Berlin
  • Publication:
    Digitally via the WHS homepage

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 World Health Summit’s main themes in 2016 are of particular interest:

  • Migration and Refugee Health
  • Technological Innovation for Health
  • Women, Empowerment and Health
  • Translational Research
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Sustainable Development Goals

> Step 2: Application

Apply before June 30, 2016, via the online application form at below (closed now). Applications must consist of:

  • General abstract information and contact information
  • Thematic abstract of up to 500 words, written in English. It should not contain references, figures or tables (find the PDF uploader below)
  • Brief CV (find the PDF uploader below)

Please refer to science(at) in case of any further question.

> Step 3: Selection

The M8 Alliance Scientific Committee will identify the best applications based on international academic standards.

> Step 4: Design your poster

Chosen candidates will be notified by early August 2016. They will then have to design posters in DIN A0 format (841 mm x 1189 mm) / (33.1 inches x 46.8 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 2016.


If you have further questions, please mail to: science(at)


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