The Emerging Leaders Program has been created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) globally by at least 25% by 2025 as targeted by the World Heart Federation and World Health Organization ('25 x 25').

The 2016-2017 cohort marks the fourth year of the programme and will focus on access to essential medicines. Previous cohorts have focused on secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, raised blood pressure, and tobacco prevention and control. The World Heart Federation aims to reach as many potential candidates as possible on a global basis. Candidates from academia, civil service, private industry and cardiovascular medicine are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be affiliated with a member organization of the World Heart Federation, but this is not mandatory. All Emerging Leaders participants will be required to participate in online training, a five-day think tank seminar from June 18th to June 23rd, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, and collaborative group work based on proposals developed during the seminar with seed funding support from the World Heart Federation from meritorious applications.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application below. Applications will be accepted through January 15th 2017. Announcement of 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders will take place March 15th 2017.

WHF Emerging Leaders 2016-2017 Applications

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Selection Criteria

The selection committee looks for candidates to demonstrate their passion for improving CVD healthcare and making a difference at the grassroots level and beyond.

Candidates are asked to provide:

  1. 1,000 word (maximum) personal statement demonstrating:
    • the candidate’s rationale for applying.
    • prior experience working with local, regional, or national governments of non-governmental agencies to improve cardiovascular health.
    • Unique attributes that each candidate brings to the programme.
    • Demonstration of creativity, disruptive innovation or both to spark change.
  2. Current curriculum vitae, including membership in World Heart Federation member organization, if applicable.
  3. One published writing example (if multi-author publication, candidates should select an example where they are either first or last author).
  4. Letter(s) of support from local mentor and departmental head (joint letter acceptable), outlining support for participation in the programme.
  5. Two-minute (maximum) video presentation outlining why the candidate wants to participate in the Emerging Leaders programme.