DNDi Scientific Journalism Workshop 2018

DNDi would like to invite health/science journalists from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe to submit their applications for a media workshop to be held on 1st – 4th October 2018 in Kampala, Uganda.

This is a three-day, all-expense paid media workshop to help reporters and editors from East, Central, and Southern Africa to better understand neglected diseases in the region and grasp the science behind efforts to develop drugs for these diseases. The workshop will allow participants to:

Learn more about science journalism and sharpen their skills
Learn more about research and development (R&D) in Africa and better grasp the ins and outs of clinical trials/research
Broaden their knowledge of neglected tropical diseases, including emerging threats such as antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Build a network of valued sources in clinical research in the region.

The sessions will include both discussion and practical sessions to expand journalists’ knowledge of neglected disease R&D. The workshop will take place during the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) Stakeholder Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, which will feature researchers and clinicians from a number of countries in the region working on sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, filarial diseases (river blindness), mycetoma, paediatric HIV, AMR, and other neglected diseases

Professional Science/health Journalists working in broadcast, print, and online media may apply.
Science/health journalists working in the following countries are eligible.

South Sudan
Democratic Republic of Congo
South Africa

Applicants can be either full-time journalists or freelancers.
Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of four years of professional experience of covering health and science.
Proven experience or personal motivation for reporting on science and R&D for neglected diseases.
Journalists working in both English and French media are welcome to apply since we will have English – French translation during the workshop.

Application Deadline: 17 August 2018

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