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The Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. Launched in 2015, the competition is supported by GEMx and FAIMER as part of the annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH). It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. Representatives of approximately 15 projects receive sponsorship to attend the conference each year. Sponsorship includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee.

The 2019 Network: TUFH conference will be held September 10-13, 2019, in Darwin, Australia. The theme of the conference is Social Accountability: From Evidence to Action. Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present posters about their projects.

An open worldwide call resulted in 72 submissions from which 12 projects were selected by an international panel of 18 reviewers. Submissions were judged on the quality of the project, degree and nature of the applicant’s participation, the applicant’s contribution to project innovation, the impact of the project, and diffusion and integration of the project.

The winners of the 2019 Student Projects for Health competition are:

Oscar Acopiado, Philippines
The Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival for Health

Samuel Robert Bunting, United States
Interprofessional Collaboration to Increase PrEP Prescription for HIV-Prevention in Primary Care: A Student-Led Initiative

Fabrice Humara, Rwanda
Pharmacy Students’ Engagement in Prison Inmates’ Health Attention to Tuberculosis Disease

Hiba Eltayeb Mahgoub, Sudan
Health Promotion among School-Aged Children in Wadsrair El-Dar Village

Lauren Yu-Lien Maldonado, Kenya
Chamas for Change: An Integrated Maternal and Child Peer Support and Micro-Finance Model in Western Kenya

Evode Mbabazi, Rwanda
CINEMA Education for Health

Yidnekachew Girma Mogessie, Ethiopia
Sexual Health Education for Better Awareness

Husna Moola, South Africa
Prevalence of Dysglycemia in a Population that Attends a Masjid in Cape Town and a Novel Approach to Community Epidemiology

Julius Nuwagaba, Uganda
She Decides Project

Stephen Odiwuor Ochieng, Kenya
Early Childhood Development Center Malnutrition Program

Nishimagizwe Patience, Rwanda

Amitavikram Sattigeri, India
WindMe: The Electricity-Free Exhaust Fan for Combating Indoor Air Pollution in Indian Slums

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[last update: June 13, 2019]