YET4H supports 5 Early Career Researchers to undertake Rechearch under the Digital

Health Fellowship Programme

Since 2020, YET4H has worked to connect young experts in digital health with global conversations about digital health investment, design, and responsible governance. The Digital Health Fellowship for Early Career Researchers programme builds on this work by supporting academic researchers in the digital health space with connections, resources, and mentorship.

The general objectives of the Digital Health Fellowship for Early Career Researchers are:

  1. To push for a digital health agenda that protects and promotes human rights both by designing rights-centric interventions, actively identifying potential harms, and designing governance models to prevent such harm.
  2. To promote increased scholarship and research agendas on digital health across disciplines and in diverse research institutions.
  3.  To increase access to governance discussions for early career researchers to ensure digital health governance discussions benefit from their research and experience.
  4. To champion the contributions of early career researchers from underrepresented peoples and communities to ensure the broader field is more representative of potential digital health users.
  5. To connect early career researchers across disciplines in a cohort setting.
FellowScopeResearch Area/topic
Glennis Ayuk Tabe-EbobNational study – CameroonLessons, Integration and usage of health data vis DHIS2 in cameroon
Tara ImalingatNational study – KenyaOpportunities and challenges for public participation in the development of digital health laws, policies and strategies in Kenya
Luh Rai Maduretno AsvinigitaNational study – IndonesiaDigital Health Practice among Young Pharmacists in Indonesia:
Hassan Olayemi ALAKARegional study – AfricaThe surge in the rise of FinTech Startups in Africa: a qualitative approach to understanding how they can be harnessed to improve healthcare financing in the region.
Sohayla El FakahanyArab Region – Egypt, Lebanon, PalestineTechnology and Accessibility in the Arab Region

As part of the benefits of the mentorship program, beneficiaries will participate in quality capacity building sessions on carefully selected topics; receive personalized feedback and coaching from established digital health experts about their research, and more broadly their career in the field; and and have opportunities to broaden their network for future partnerships, collaborations, and others.

The Fellowship, which started in December 2022, will run for 8 months.

As an output of this fellowship program, each fellow will be expected to publish their work at least once during the duration of the fellowship.