2022-2023 Publication Mentorship Programme

In January 2022, HSG and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (The Alliance), in close collaboration with Health Policy and Planning, invited applications from early-career women based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) working on health policy and systems research (HPSR), looking to publish their research for the first time in a global peer-reviewed journal, but requiring guidance and support to submit a publishable manuscript.

13 Mentees have been selected and welcomed into the program this year. See below for their profiles and stay tuned for more information about the programme, an introduction to the mentors, and updates.

2022-2023 Programme Mentees

Faten Asda

Faten Asda

Mentee

Usiakutin Ata

Usiakutin Ata

Mentee

Gloria Benny

Gloria Benny

Mentee

Rittika Brahmachari

Rittika Brahmachari

Mentee

Victoria Del Pilar Chicmana Zapata

Victoria Del Pilar Chicmana Zapata

Mentee

Maryam Chilumpa

Maryam Chilumpa

Mentee

Renu Insan

Renu Insan

Mentee

Ruth Kapanga

Ruth Kapanga

Mentee

Nikol Mayo

Nikol Mayo

Mentee

Pamela Ogbozor

Pamela Ogbozor

Mentee

Linet Okoth

Linet Okoth

Mentee

Mildred Silikpoh

Mildred Silikpoh

Mentee

Thenjiwe Sisimayi

Thenjiwe Sisimayi

Mentee

Faten Asda

Faten Asda

Mentee

"I found this opportunity valuable as it will guide me to learn systematically how to spread knowledge that I believe is a corner stone in formulating evidence based effective policies."

Usiakutin Ata

Usiakutin Ata

Mentee

"The HSG programme is a great platform to develop capacity to effectively write publication worthy papers. Through this platform, I will gain the skill set required to deliver clear exciting scientific messages, and write manuscripts suitable for high impact journals."

Gloria Benny

Gloria Benny

Mentee

"I applied to the mentorship program hoping to be mentored by an incredible researcher and to get my work published in a prestigious journal. Gaining exposure to varied research perspectives and getting connected to researchers across continents also motivated me."

Rittika Brahmachari

Rittika Brahmachari

Mentee

"I am very excited that I got this amazing opportunity where,I will get a mentor who will help in developing the skills required to produce high-quality manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal, I think this is a dream come."

Victoria Del Pilar Chicmana Zapata

Victoria Del Pilar Chicmana Zapata

Mentee

"I feel really excited and happy to be part of HSG mentorship. I am facing several challenges for being as young woman researcher, so I believe the program would help me overcome these challenges."

Maryam Chilumpa

Maryam Chilumpa

Mentee

"I applied for this programme with the hope of gaining, knowledge, skills and experience on manuscript development for global peer-viewed journals as a lead author. I look forward to getting the best support and guidance from my highly experienced mentor."

Renu Insan

Renu Insan

Mentee

"It is a matter of immense pleasure and excitement to be a part of this cohort in which I am looking forward to invest my capabilities to enhance the overall skillsets I possess."

Ruth Kapanga

Ruth Kapanga

Mentee

"I believe that the knowledge and expertise that I will be exposed to through this programme will empower me with the necessary skills and confidence to start publishing my work."

Nikol Mayo

Nikol Mayo

Mentee

"I am excited to be part of such a wonderful group of professionals interested in the field of health policy and systems research. As an early-career public health researcher, this is a valuable step."

Pamela Ogbozor

Pamela Ogbozor

Mentee

"This avails me a great opportunity to develop good writing skills which will remain valuable throughout my career. Also, to increase confidence in interpreting and communicating evidence to support health systems policy research, thus contributing towards an efficient health system."

Linet Okoth

Linet Okoth

Mentee

"I applied to this year's publication mentorship program to disseminate knowledge on adolescent  health services to a large audience using varied methods to inform the reverse of poor health trends in the cohort. A challenge that has persisted for decades."

Mildred Silikpoh

Mildred Silikpoh

Mentee

"I feel excited yet humbled to have been selected for this illustrious program. As part of these thirteen phenomenal young women striving to contribute to current evidence around health systems strengthening and policy reforms through research is an invaluable experience."

Thenjiwe Sisimayi

Thenjiwe Sisimayi

Mentee

"I feel encouraged and optimistic that by the end of the program I would have acquired skills to write and publish in high impact peer reviewed journals and contribute to public health systems strengthening, policy & research."