AFRICA DISEASE REPORTING FELLOWSHIP
Program Scope and Components
Duration: 3 Months (Online, with one-week in-person event in Abuja)
Two (2) weeks before commencement of programme
Unit 1: Foundations of Health Journalism
Unit 2: Health Literacy, Research and Disease Reporting
Unit 1: Fellows share and discuss stories (drafts) with assigned mentors
Unit 2: Discussion to focus on Contextual Reporting of epidemics and pandemics in Africa (COVID-19 case study)
Unit 3: Reporting emerging infectious and non-communicable diseases in Africa (Focus on Ebola and Post – partum hemorrhage)
Unit 1: Malaria in Africa – The unresolved and emerging issues.
Unit 2: Growing incidence of Hypertension in Africa – The underlying and emerging challenges.
Unit 1: TB – The issues, the gaps, the media coverage, etc.
Unit 2: Metabolic Diseases in Africa – the Case of Diabetes.
Unit 3: Traditional, Complementary and Alternative medicine as the emerging and prevalent alternative in Disease management in Africa
Unit 1: Relevance of Data Journalism in Disease Reporting
Unit 2: Multimedia and Storytelling
Day 1: Arrival (Sunday) – Fellows welcome Dinner with ADRAP CEO, facilitators, partners, etc. for familiarization
Day 2: Monday – Keynote speakers addresses major health topics
Day 3: Hospital Management of Diseases in Africa
Day 4: Traditional Medicine – Emerging trends and prospects for disease control in Africa
Day 5: Visits to Institute for Human Virology in Nigeria (IHVN) and Port Health (Airport)
Day 6: Final Graduation and presentation of Projects synopsis by Fellows
Day 7: Departure
Additional Resources and Activities:
– Mentorship sessions with experienced health journalists.
– Field trips to healthcare facilities and research centers.
– Guest lectures by experts in the field of health journalism.
– Opportunities for collaborative projects and articles.