Everybody has their own Public Health Story; the story of how we discovered Public Health and had our “That’s what I want really want to do!” epiphany. On an even smaller level, we each have our niche Public Health interest, or our area that we are passionate about. Sometimes that niche is a well-known problem, while others are not as well-known and lack much needed attention.

It is for this reason that Global Health Now, along with NPR’s Goats and Soda blog and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) sponsor the annual Untold Stories of Global Health Contest. In 2019, two winners were chosen: Improving Autism Diagnosis in Turkey and the Impact of Light on the Quality of Care that Health Workers Deliver.

If you came across a global disease that lacks the attention it needs to serve the affected people in your Public Health Story, whether it’s through your own research or your travels, I encourage you to submit the 150-word nomination. The deadline is September 30, 2019.

Let’s keep improving Global Health by sharing those untold Public Health stories.