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Oxford University Global Health Journalism Fellowship for Early-career Journalists in Developing Countries (Fully-funded to UK) 2018

Accurate journalistic reporting is essential to ensure that the public are aware of the dangers of falsified and substandard medicines but are not discouraged from taking appropriate medicines and seeking medical advice. Therefore, the 2018 Global Health Journalism Fellowship will invite outstanding young journalists to participate in the first ever international conference on Medicine Quality and Public Health at the University of Oxford, from 23-28 September.

Application Deadline: 12th August 2018 at 23:59 (BST)

Eligible Countries: Low or Middle-income Countries

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Oxford, UK

About the Award: The proliferation of poor quality medical products (medicines, vaccines and devices) is an important but neglected public health problem, threatening millions of lives in developing and developed countries.

This conference will bring together over 200 stakeholders from academia, NGOs, private sector organisations and policy-makers to discuss the opportunities to strengthen international collaboration in medicine quality and how to provide more high quality evidence. It will provide a unique opportunity for talented journalists to network with international experts and forge stronger connections between scientists, policy-makers and journalists.

Type: Conference

Selection Criteria: Applicants should be:

  • Early career journalists with a maximum of 5 years of experience
  • A national of a low- or middle-income country
  • Able to demonstrate your interest in global health issues
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to balanced, accurate reporting through your submitted piece
  • Available to attend the Conference between 23-28 September 2018 in Oxford, UK

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Selected journalists will receive a bespoke briefing from communications experts and world-leading scientists at the Universit of Oxford
  • The Conference provides a unique opportunity for networking with global health experts and other journalists interested in medicine quality and related issues
  • Support for interview requests and access to speakers will be provided
  • A certificate of participation will be provided after the Conference
  • The fellowship will cover the costs for
    • Return flights from the country of residency to the UK
    • A standard visitor visa for travel to the UK
    • Registration for 5 days at the Medicine Quality and Public Health conference
    • 5 days accommodation and meals at the conference venue

Duration of Programme: from 23-28 September 2018.

How to Apply: 

  • Submission of 1 published piece of work with a focus on medicine quality issues or global health in any format (print, digital, audio or video), published since 1 January 2016.
  • The article should be in English but translations will be accepted if the original article is also attached.
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A completed application form (enclosed below)
  • A copy of your current passport photo page

Please submit your application (publication, CV, application form and current passport) to [email protected] with the title Global Health Journalism Fellowship application.

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Award Providers: University of Oxford

Important Notes: Applications without one of these documents will not be considered

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