About the Contest
The Global Health Reporting Contest builds on its early successes by further developing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Journalists in these countries have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States. They also receive cash prizes as part of regional competitions to recognize high-quality coverage of maternal and child health, as well as other urgent health matters such as diseases and vaccinations. Six winners will be selected for the program in 2018.
- Journalists from each country must be employed by print, broadcast, or online media in order to qualify.
- The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor.
- Reducing maternal, infant and child mortality
- Reducing disease transmission from mother to child
- Preventing malnutrition
- Improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health
- Responses to the Ebola epidemic
- Innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines
How to Apply
The online applications for the contest can be made here.
- To qualify for the contest, stories must focus on key health topics in the journalists’ regions and published, broadcasted, or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia, or sub-Saharan Africa between 1 January 2018 and 7 October 2018.
- Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly in the region.
- Submissions will be accepted in English, French (Africa), Hindi (India), Mandarin or Cantonese (China), Portuguese (Brazil) and Russian (Russia). Submissions in other languages must include an English translation.
- Applicants may submit more than one entry.
The last date to apply for the contest is 7 October 2018.
Deputy Vice President, Programs
For further information about the contest, visit the official website.