The International Center for Journalists is pleased to announce a competition to recognize the best media coverage of maternal health, child health, and other urgent health issues. The contest has helped to increase the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe. Now in its fourth year, ICFJ’s 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest seeks to continue building on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa. This year, the program will offer reporting grants to former contest winners with the aim of spurring additional high-quality storytelling on health topics.
Contest topics may include (but is not limited to):
- 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.
Journalists in the targeted countries have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States and 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.