Call for Entries: Global Health Reporting Contest [International Center for Journalists]

Closing Date: 7.10 2018. Contest aims to strengthen local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia and sub-Saharan Africa. Journalists from each country must be employed by print, broadcast, or online media in order to qualify. The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor.

Stories must focus on key health topics in the journalists’ regions; and have been published, broadcasted, or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia, or sub-Saharan Africa between 1 January 2018 and 7 October 2018. Contest topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Reducing maternal, infant and child mortality;
  • Reducing disease transmission from mother to child;
  • Preventing malnutrition;
  • Improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health;
  • Responses to the Ebola epidemic;
  • Innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines.

Six winners will be selected for the program in 2018. Winners will have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States, and to receive cash prizes as part of regional competitions to recognize high-quality coverage of urgent health matters.

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