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UN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “IMPROVING HEALTH THROUGH INNOVATION” REPORTING FELLOWSHIP IN MALAWI

FELLOWSHIP WILL PROVIDE JOURNALISTS WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO LEADING EXPERTS AND COMMUNITIES IN A COUNTRY IMPLEMENTING INNOVATIVE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS TO SAVE LIVES

Washington, DC —   October 10, 2013

The Malawi “Global Health & Innovation” reporting fellowship for U.S. and international journalists, organized by the United Nations Foundation, with support by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, is accepting applications. The reporting fellowship will take place December 8-12 in Malawi and aims to give a select group of journalists unparalleled access to experts and communities on the frontlines of Malawi’s health challenges and successes.

This fellowship is designed to foster participants’ understanding of the issues surrounding international development and global health, such as maternal and child health, vaccine preventable diseases, food security, HIV, TB and malaria prevention, violence against women, and the use of technology and innovation. Journalists will have exclusive access to on-the-record issue briefings, roundtables, and conversations with experts and high-level officials from the government, United Nations and other civil society groups.
 
“As momentum builds towards the 2015 target for the Millennium Development Goals and as the dialogue continues around how to achieve global progress beyond 2015, Malawi provides an excellent opportunity for journalists to gain perspective about the opportunities and challenges before us.  First-hand access to information, UN experts and people driving innovation on these issues will assist journalists in their upcoming reporting on some of the most important global health and development issues of our time,” says Aaron Sherinian, Vice President of Communications and Public Relations at the UN Foundation.

This fellowship is intended for U.S.-based and international reporters who are interested in global health, international development, and the United Nations and do not have regular access to key experts in Malawi. Special consideration will be given to journalists whose portfolios include health or foreign affairs.

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 30. To apply, click here.

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