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Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership to End Malaria 20th Anniversary Media Fellowship 2019 (Fully-funded to Geneva, Switzerland)

Coinciding with its 20th anniversary, the RBM Partnership is launching its first ever media fellowship to support journalists to shine a light on the issue of malaria. Applications are open now to all journalists reporting in the highest burden countries

Application Deadline: 31st January 2019

Eligible Countries:  Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, India, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania

To be taken at (country): Geneva, Switzerland

About the Award: For the first time, the RBM Partnership invites print/online and broadcast journalists based in the 11 countries with the highest burden of malaria to apply for the RBM Partnership to End Malaria Media Fellowship.

The fellowship is designed to support the deepening and expansion of print, broadcast, and/or multimedia news coverage that engages citizens and/or policy makers in the 11 highest burden countries on issues related to malaria and its impact. Topics could include best practices for protecting citizens from malaria, policies needed to prioritize funding for universal coverage of life-saving malaria interventions, and partnerships and innovations that are accelerating the end of malaria.

The award offers an opportunity for journalists to learn from leading global health and malaria experts the key challenges and opportunities to eliminate malaria within our generation, as well as to investigate malaria-related issues in their country.

Type: Fellowship, Training

Eligibility: If you are a journalist from one of the 11 high burden malaria-affected countries (please see list above) with a passion for improving health and a hunger to learn more about malaria and the difference you can make in your country and/or region, we would like to hear from you.

Number of Awards: A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 11 journalists will be selected for the fellowship

Value and Duration of Award: For a duration of one year, the RBM Partnership will support selected fellows with projects and features relating to malaria. The Media Fellowship will comprise:

• A compulsory workshop taking place in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2019, led by leading global malaria experts, where selected fellows will learn about challenges, opportunities and initiatives focused on ending malaria;
• Introductions and meetings organised between fellows and global, regional and national organisations working to end malaria;
• Limited financial support for approved in-country or in-region projects proposed by individual participants; and,
• Continued support with coordination of relevant projects and updates on new developments.

Travel-related expenses will be covered and a per diem provided for the trip to Geneva. In addition,limited financial support will be provided for project-related travel or research.

How to Apply: Apply here

Selected fellows will be notified by Thursday 28 February 2019.

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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