Health Action International (HAI) Europe is sponsoring an essay competition open to residents in Europe who are in, or have completed, full-time highereducation in the last eight years. The essay should focus on one of the principle areas of HAI Europe’s policy work:

Rational use of medicines

Access to essential medicines

Democratisation of medicines’ policy

Winning entries will be selected by a panel of referees and announced at the end of June. There is (limited) funding available to cover the costs (travel, hotel, entry visa) for the winner to attend the autumn Annual General Meeting of the HAI Europe Association in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The winner will attend the two-day meeting and make a short presentation based on their essay (exact date and venue to be determined). Winning essays will also be posted on the HAI website.

Essays must be written in English, double-spaced, and be between 1500 and 2000 words. The deadline for submission is 31 May 2010. Please send the essay with your completed Application Form and Conflict of Interest form to Mrs. Rose de Groot, at

Good luck and we hope to see you in the autumn!