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A campaign that challenges the status quo on international training opportunities in health and development. Thank you all for your support!
A campaign that challenges the status quo on international training opportunities in health and development. Thank you all for your support!
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Introducing Alicia: An Upper-Middle-Income WHO-HQ Intern

Posted by Ashton Barnett-Vanes Tara Kedia Cai Long (Creator)
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Alicia is from Mexico, an upper-middle-income country in AMRO, WHO's Americas Region. At first glance at the statistics (54% of WHO-HQ interns from AMRO) suggest that AMRO is entirely over-represented amongst WHO-HQ interns.

However, as we presented in our PLOS Medicine Blog, the lion's share of AMRO WHO-HQ interns are from Canada and USA (50%); the remaining 4% are from all the remaining countries in AMRO.

In fact, given that approximately 7% of the global burden of disease is in these non-high-income AMRO countries, most of AMRO is actually underrepresented amongst WHO-HQ interns.

Alicia says, 'One of the things I enjoyed the most was working closely to bright and talented people.' Help us make this opportunity a reality for all qualified candidates from around the world. Pledge to support our campaign today!

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