Competition for Best Rural Abstract - Ubuntu 2024

Ubuntu 2024 warmly invites researchers, practitioners, and innovators to submit their abstracts for an exceptional conference, marking a pivotal collaboration between The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) and Rural WONCA. This invitation provides a splendid opportunity to present novel ideas and solutions aimed at addressing the challenges of rural health. All submissions must be made by the 31 March 2024 deadline.

In an exciting development, a special competition has been announced for the best rural abstract submitted. The chosen winner will be awarded a comprehensive prize, including full coverage of flight costs (economy class), accommodation, and conference registration fees to attend Ubuntu 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa.

A dedicated screening committee, comprising three distinguished members, will evaluate all abstract submissions on the theme "Building Equity for Rural Health". These chosen abstracts will then proceed to the final round, judged by a five-member jury, ensuring a thorough and fair selection process.

This event, hosted by a collaboration of local academic and government partners, is not merely a conference but a celebration of the essence of Ubuntu, which highlights our interconnected well-being. Offering both in-person and virtual participation options, the event is designed to engage a worldwide audience.

Abstract submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Relevance to Rural Health Theme: Your abstract must address the conference theme by exploring critical issues that impact health outcomes in rural communities.
Originality and Innovation: We are looking for abstracts that introduce new, innovative approaches, methodologies, or solutions to challenges in rural health.
Quality of Research/Intervention: Your study, intervention, or program should be well-designed, employing robust methodology.
Clarity and Conciseness: Abstracts should be clear, jargon-free, and effectively communicate the research question, methodology, key findings, and their implications, all within the stipulated word limit. Impact and Significance: The potential of your research or intervention to make a significant impact on improving rural health and healthcare delivery is crucial.

For more detailed guidelines on submissions and additional information about this enriching event, please visit the Ubuntu 2024 website. This is an incredible chance to engage in crucial discussions on rural health, showcase your work to an international audience, and perhaps win an award recognizing your significant contribution to the field. Don't miss out on this opportunity to contribute to and shape the future of rural healthcare. Submit your abstract today and join us in advancing rural health globally.