Workshop focuses on health data reporting [Africa]

Workshop focuses on health data reporting [Africa]

Posted on January 29, 2018


February 15, 2018

Mid- to senior-level journalists from Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania and Rwanda are invited to apply for this workshop.

International NGO Vital Strategies is organizing a workshop for journalists on the effective use of data in public health. The training will take place March 5 to 9 in Cape Town, South Africa, in conjunction with the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

The workshop will provide intensive training on common data related terms and concepts; primary sources of public health data; basic methods for analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing public health data; and effective tactics for interviewing public health experts about data-rich topics. On the last day, participants will draft a data-driven article on a public health topic of their choosing. 

Candidates must have previously produced stories on public health topics and have a specific idea for a data-rich public health story they want to develop.

Selected journalists will receive travel, lodging and a stipend to cover meals and other incidental costs.

The deadline is Feb. 15.

For more information, contact ltabac [AT] vitalstrategies [DOT] org.