Emerging Public Health Practitioner Award 2013

Published since 1995, the South African Health Review (SAHR) provides a South African perspective on prevailing local and international public health issues. It has rapidly become a flagship product that is widely read, used and quoted as an authoritative reference work in South Africa and abroad. The publication provides a combination of detailed information on health status and care, coupled with in-depth analysis of policies and practices affecting the provision of health services, as well as insight into the degree of success that has been achieved in policy implementation.

The winning entry will be published in the current edition of the SAHR. The winner will receive a cash prize of R5 000, and will meet with senior HST staff members to discuss areas for future interaction and collaboration. The official prize-giving ceremony will take place at the launch of the 2013 SAHR.

Award submissions are invited from South Africans under the age of 35. Entries will be assessed by a panel of public health experts.

In addition to a well-written and comprehensive piece of work, other criteria used in the assessment process will include the following:

  • Relevance of the topic to the local and international public health community and current policy environment in South Africa
  • Scientific rigour and intellectual clarity
  • Degree of innovation and originality
  • Identification of good practices and hindrances to policy implementation
  • Possible policy implications.

Manuscripts for this year’s SAHR to be submitted to editor@hst.org.za by 15 December 2013. Find more information and guidelines for submission.

Enquires should be directed to editor@hst.org.za.

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