The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has launched the call for applications for all its Member States for the Leaders in International Health Program Edmundo Granda Ugalde (LIHP) 2012.

Through a series of virtual and hands-on learning activities, the LIHP proposes to strengthen the capacities of professionals from public health, international relations and other areas so that they are able to better understand and act upon the international determinants of health in an increasingly globalized world.

Since 2008, the LIHP is based in the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH), enabling it to reach a larger number of professionals and institutions in the region.  In the first four years of this decentralized modality, the LIHP has benefitted a total of 185 professionals from 31 countries.  All together, the participants developed 92 projects, many of which form part of the technical cooperation of the PAHO/WHO Country Offices in various countries.

The Call for Applications for the LIHP 2012 is open until 31 January, 2012.  Interested individuals can find more information and the application form at the following link or through the PAHO/WHO office in their country: Call for Applications LIHP 2012.