Invitation: There are 15 Masters Scholarships in Public Health available to Indigenous and Afro-descendant people

The selected persons will begin studying in the second semester of 2022 at the University of Los Andes. Photo: Manosvisibles Instagram

The 2022 Call for Ethnic Power in Public Health will be open until April 25, which offers 15 scholarships to complete a master’s degree in public health at the University of Los Andes during the second semester of this year.

The initiative targets professionals from any field, who consider themselves indigenous or Afro-Colombian, between the ages of 25 and 30 and with an interest in learning and developing public policy in the field of health.

After reviewing and meeting the requirements described on the Manos Visibles page, interested persons must prepare a proposal to participate in the program and write a letter of motivation, as well as fill out Registration Form.

Those interested will have to prove their presence in the city of Bogotá during the two years that the program lasts.

These are the requirements for applying to the call:

Demonstrate and support specific professional experience and/or interest in public health.

Availability of time for the study program.

You have availability and financing to travel or settle in Bogota during the course. Manos Visibles will not cover travel or accommodation expenses, or those incurred during program development.

It is very important to use English as a second language.

“People who meet the requirements and submit a duly completed form and strong proposal will be contacted for a telephone or virtual interview. Next, people who demonstrate interest, career and strong leadership will be selected,” explains Manos Visibles. The call will be pre-selected during the month of May.

In addition, it is also necessary to develop a proposal to apply to the call in a text of a maximum of 300 words where the research problem that the student is interested in developing during the master’s degree must be indicated. You can refer to the instructions for writing the text here.

Finally, selected persons must complete the registration process at the Universidad de Los Andes, to start studying in the second semester of 2022 in the Master of Public Health programme.

The Master’s Degree in Public Health from Universidad de Los Andes is an academic program of 44 credits, of two years duration, in which the training experience is based on competencies, which allows the student to pursue his or her professional practice in the region. of consulting and research.

It is a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen and connect district leaders in conditions of exclusion, generating ecosystems that transform regions and promote inclusion.

This organization has developed an intervention model like organizations The weight of the World Economic Forum in 2018, or the Global Equity Initiative that awarded them the 2019 Equity Prize.

According to Manos Vespils, their work stems from the fact that “Colombia is one of the most unequal countries on the continent, where the regions with the highest proportion of people of African descent and indigenous people not only have the highest rates of poverty and exclusion, but are also the regions most affected by violence “.

Therefore, the organization “works from and for the region, so that regional talents and leaders emerge that promote a more just and equitable society, allowing Colombia to make a real leap forward in its development.”

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