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Applications open: Emerging Public Health Practitioner Award 2019

Would you like the opportunity to publish a research paper dealing with public health issues in a respected, widely-read and accred​ited peer-reviewed journal?​​​​


Submit your completed manuscript to the South African Health Review (SAHR) to apply for the 2019 Emerging Public Health Practitioner Award.

The successful candidate will have their paper published in the 2019 edition of the SAHR. The winner will also receive a cash prize and access to wider networks of practising public health practitioners and researchers in the field.

Preference will be given to papers that take cognisance of the World Health Organization’s six building ​​blocks for an effective, efficient and equitable health system.

The SAHR has a history spanning more than 20 years and in this time has become one of the HST's premier publications, and is widely respected as an authoritative source of research, analysis and reflection on health systems. Offering a South African perspective on prevailing local and international public health issues, the aims of the SAHR are to advance the sharing of knowledge, to feature critical commentary on policy implementation, and to offer empirical understandings for improving South Africa’s health system.

To be eligible for the award, the applicant must be:
  • A South African citizen or permanent resident, with a valid South African ID number. See EPHPA Guidelines​ for further details
  • Currently registered for a Master’s degree in health sciences/medicine or public health at a South African tertiary institution.
  • The SOLE author of the paper. Any other contributions may only be recognised as acknowledgements.

To apply, please send:
  • Your complete and final chapter, not exceeding 5000 words (all inclusive).
  • A certified copy of your ID.
  • A letter from your college or university confirming that you are registered for a Master’s degree in health sciences/ medicine or public health.
  • ​The completed EPHPA Entry Fo​rm 2019
All applications must be sent to no later than Wednesday, 31 July 2019.

Entries will be assessed by a panel of public health experts. The official prize-giving ceremony will take place at the launch of the 22nd edition of the SAHR.