Who can become a OneNeurology Ambassador?
We are currently seeking ambassadors to represent the below regions:
- Asia-Pacific (encompasses the countries represented in WHO’s regional offices SEARO and WPRO)
- Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO)
- North America (represents English speaking countries from the North American region)
- Latin America (encompasses all countries represented in WHO’s PAHO regional office, except for the United States of America and Canada)
The selection criteria for current programme participants are based on their preparedness to take national/regional action, to represent the wider neurology community, to engage meaningfully with various stakeholders in their countries, to monitor progress and report back to the OneNeurology Partnership.
We will also look for diversity in profiles – ensuring representation of different countries and disease areas. However, Ambassadors should be proficient in the use of English.
Ambassadors can be drawn from the following stakeholder groups: patient organisations and healthcare professionals. Ideally there will be a majority of patient representatives to ensure that the initiative remains patient-focused.
How will Ambassadors be supported?
Alongside a comprehensive range of resources to equip these organisations to engage in more effective advocacy, ambassadors will have ongoing support from the OneNeurology Secretariat.
Ambassadors will have the opportunity to be part of a global movement, whilst becoming a central actor in their region – leveraging an increased focus on neurological disorders globally to push for impactful actions locally.
Note: This is a voluntary role, no payment will be made. However, this work should be complementary to advocates’ activities nationally and can be used to push forward their own agendas nationally/in specific disease areas.