UN Foundation Announces Global Health Journalist Fellowship at World Health Assembly
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 22, 2013) –The United Nations Foundation today announced a fellowship for a select group of U.S.-based journalists May 19-23 to participate in the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. In close coordination with the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fellowship will provide journalists with the latest information on global health issues and access to some of the foremost health experts.
This fellowship is designed to broaden journalists’ exposure to the latest challenges surrounding international development and global health, as well as how these issues directly impact U.S. interests. It will provide opportunities for accredited journalists to participate in on-the-record issue briefings, roundtables, and conversations with experts and high-level officials from the U.S. and around the globe.
This fellowship is intended for U.S.-based reporters who may not typically have access to high-level officials and policy-makers who attend the World Health Assembly. Special consideration will be given to journalists whose portfolios include health or foreign affairs.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete the online application form, and submit the following materials on or before Friday, February 15, 2013. Applications will be considered only when all materials are received.
• Cover letter
• Related writing samples
Please send electronic copies to email@example.com
India-Based Press Fellowship Focusing on Global Health Challenges—April 3-9, 2013
The United Nations Foundation is taking a select group of U.S.-based and international journalists to participate in a fellowship from April 3-9 in New Delhi, India with field visits to surrounding provinces. This fellowship will provide journalists with the latest information on health challenges and solutions, with a particular focus on India’s success in eliminating polio, and the strategies and tools to combat the disease in the three remaining endemic countries. In close coordination with UN agencies and partners with expertise on the ground, the fellowship will offer unparalleled, direct access to health workers, health experts and UN officials, as well as the opportunity to observe a national immunization campaign first-hand.