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Deadline Extended for Call for Abstracts: Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (Fully-funded to Rwanda) 2019

WLGH is looking for 108 outstanding healthcare professionals to win a scholarship to #WLGH19 and a chance to present their research at this year’s conference in Rwanda.

Application Deadline: 15th September 2019 (from 30th August 2019)

Eligible Countries: All. Submissions are encouraged from women from developing countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Rwanda

About the Award: This call for abstracts will be used to identify 108 outstanding applicants; i.e. young health researchers, young health service providers and young health program managers, who will be selected to share their personal experiences or research papers. Among the best, 18 will be selected for oral presentations.

We look forward to applications from different groups including home-based care practitioners, nurses, midwives, community health works, medical doctors, and others who are looking for opportunities to engage in this global platform.

Submitted abstracts can have one of the following focuses:

1. Research (scientific outcomes pertaining to the conference topics/ agenda)
2. Leadership in service delivery
(presenting women’s leadership in health service delivery- challenges, successes and lessons learned)

Type: Conference

Selection: Submission of the abstract will indicate that the author is willing to register, attend the conference and present the paper to the plenary, either in a verbal presentation or poster format.

  1. Oral paper presentation- Outstanding abstracts will be invited for oral presentation. Eighteen of the outstanding abstracts will be selected for presentation in a two-hour plenary session. Nine of these will be young African health service providers and nine young African health researchers. Selected presenters will each make 5 minutes oral presentations in a plenary session at the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference.

  2. Poster presentation: Abstracts which are relevant for the conference but and not invited for oral presentation, could be invited for a poster presentation.

Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail when the abstract is submitted. If the applicant has not received confirmation within 5 days of application, please contact us at wlgh19@ughe.org. Abstract submission will open July 30, 2019 and is expected to be closed by August 30, 2019. The abstract will be reviewed, and winners will be notified of acceptance before October 30, 2019.

Number of Awards: 108

Value of Award: 

  • The winners of this call will be granted full scholarship to attend the conference (transport, accommodation, and registration to the conference).
  • All applicants must register on the website, however, the winners will not be required to pay registration fees.

How to Apply: All applicants to WLGH 2019 are invited to submit an abstract on one of the conference topics listed below.

See here for the full list of topics.

If you are interested, please upload your abstract in the scholarship form using the abstract format below, from July 30 till the end of August 2019.

Abstract Format

The abstract should be organized under the following headings:

  • The topic of the abstract

  • Title

  • Authorship and affiliation

  • Introduction and Objectives/Background/context

  • Methods/Approach

  • Results/Outcomes

  • Discussion

  • Challenges

  • Conclusion and recommendation

Abstract length

Title: No more than 75 characters

Text: No more than 250 words (excluding the title, authors and affiliations)

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