Emerging health technology awards for journalists [Africa]

Posted on Jun 5, 2023 in Specialized Topics

African journalists working in print, radio, television and online media can compete for cash prizes.

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), along with the Platform for Dialogue and Action on Health Technologies in Africa (Health Tech Platform), is accepting entries for the 2023 Emerging Health Technologies Media Award of Excellence.

The award recognizes journalists who have contributed to emerging health technology (EHT) reporting by publishing and producing stories on the subject.

Entries should address EHT development issues relevant to Africa, such as ongoing research, regulatory frameworks, community participation, public awareness and understanding, involvement of African scientists, equity and benefit sharing.

Categories include print, radio, and television journalism, and online/new media. Works published or broadcast between Nov. 1. 2022 and Aug. 30, 2023 are eligible for submission. 

The grand prize winner will receive US$5,000. Winners for each category will receive US$2,500 and each runner-up US$1,000.

The deadline is Sept. 15.