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Apply for the AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme Impact Fellowship 2024

AstraZeneca, a global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, is seeking young leaders from around the world who are committed to making a positive impact in at least one of three critical focus areas:

Improving Health Equity and Access: Advocating for equitable health outcomes, particularly among marginalized and historically disadvantaged groups of young people. This includes advancing gender equity in healthcare for girls and women.

Mitigating the Impact of Climate on Health: Advocating for measures to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change on the health and well-being of young people.

Health System Strengthening and Resilience: Advocating for stronger, more equitable health systems, prioritization of youth-focused resources, and collaboration across health system stakeholders.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2024

Background

AstraZeneca recognizes the importance of prioritizing prevention to meet the increasing demand for healthcare services and improve equitable outcomes. The Young Health Programme (YHP) is AstraZeneca’s global disease prevention initiative focusing on young people aged 10 to 24 in vulnerable environments and under-resourced settings worldwide. The program aims to prevent common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory disease.

The YHP combines community programs, research, advocacy, and the development of young leaders to foster sustainable collective leadership focused on improving youth and adolescent health, particularly in under-resourced and marginalized communities.

About the Fellowship

AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme (YHP) Impact Fellowship, delivered in partnership with One Young World, aims to empower young leaders to build their skills, network, knowledge, and inspire them to scale their impact and create positive change. Selected fellows will attend the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montréal, Canada.

Fellowship Benefits

Fellows will receive:

  • Full delegate access to the One Young World Summit 2024
  • Return air travel from home country to Montréal (flights in economy only)
  • Shared hotel accommodation in Montréal
  • Catering throughout the summit
  • Per diem for travel days
  • Reimbursement of the Canada visitor visa application fee
  • Return transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Access to AstraZeneca’s YHP Impact Fellowship, including an award-winning online mini-MBA program and membership in the YHP Alumni Group.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be aged 18-30
  • Have proficiency in English (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Be nationals of any country
  • Be able to participate fully in-person at the One Young World Summit in Montreal, Canada, from September 17-22, 2024
  • Have access to the internet and a device for online Fellowship sessions

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the AstraZeneca YHP Impact Fellowship is March 21, 2024. If you are a young leader committed to advocating for a healthier future, seize this opportunity to make a meaningful difference and be part of a global network driving positive change. 

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