Tanya Herfurth, Political Science
As a founding board member of Young Leaders for Health, I wanted to expand our non-profit's undertakings by starting the YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. I believe that the biggest flaw in the current functioning of public and global health is the lack of interdisciplinary working. This is how the concept of this endeavour came about. However, without my excellent team, it simply would have remained a concept. Together, we have created the YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth, which this year focuses on tackling non-communicable diseases and air quality.
We want to empower students and young professionals by giving them the platform and the means to launch a sustainable project in the realm of eHealth systems.
I am a former medical student currently studying political science, specialising on international political economy.