Young Investigator Travelers Award (YITA)

We are glad to inform that five applicants have been selected by the panels as this year YITA winners.

Amirah Azzeri; University Malaya

Out-of-pocket and catastrophic health expenditures among hepatitis C patients: results from a middle-income Asian country

Buddhini Denuwara; University of Colombo

Level of health literacy and factors associated with it among school teachers in an Education Zone in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kelvin Wai Kit, Ling; The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applying a social practice lens to understand the practice of separate collection of plastic waste among ethnic minority group in rural China

Sok Teng, Tan; National University of Singapore

Refugee’s health needs in South East Asia: health systems responses and challenges

Siew, Lim; Monash University

Comparing a telephone- and a group-delivered diabetes prevention program: characteristics of engaged and non-engaged postpartum mothers with a history of gestational diabetes



Young Investigator Travelers Award Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

The Young Investigator Travelers Award (YITA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in public health. The grants provide economy flight ticket, accommodation and registration fee waived to the awardee. There will be five (5) YITA offered in the APACPH 2018 Conference in Malaysia. The awardees will be selected by appointed panels. The applicant must be a faculty of APACPH members’ institutions and submission of abstracts has been accepted for oral presentation at the time of grant application. Please submit your CV, abstract number and a half page (300 words) write-up of your potential contribution in public health research.

  • Awardee would need to purchase air ticket, booked accommodation and pay for registration fee (if required) in advanced.
  • Awardee must attend the Early Career Network Workshop during the Pre-Conference.
  • Awardee must provide proof of payment i.e. original flight boarding pass and receipt of hotel accommodation to the APACPH Secretariat for reimbursement during the conference.
  • The reimbursement are only eligible for economic fare flight and accommodation (5D4N) expenses up to the maximum amount of USD1,000 per candidate. Expenses in excess of the award amount will not be reimbursed by APACPH.
  • Awardee who had paid their Registration fee in advance will be reimbursed by the Conference Host.


Closing Date: 22 June 2018



APACPH Secretariat Kuala Lumpur
Dept. Of Social & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 50603
University of Malaya
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