Online course on reporting health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda

African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) in partnership with the United States Mission in Uganda invites applications for an online course on reporting health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. This course – Entrenching Knowledge-Based Health Journalism in Uganda – seeks to improve the media’s capacity to offer quality coverage of the health sector that informs and empowers ordinary people to demand their rights and hold the powerful to account.

Participating journalists will receive a scholarship to attend an intensive 5-day online workshop led by ACME’s training team and experts in the fields of healthcare and HIV/AIDS. By the end of the workshop, they will leave with a greater understanding of current debates and issues in Uganda’s healthcare sector, a deeper knowledge of the players and their progress in achieving the country’s health development goals, and tools to produce content that informs and engages audiences.

Who Can Apply

Reporters, editors and content producers in Uganda who want to develop or improve their skills in health reporting.

Applicants are expected to:

  • Have at least one year of experience working in the media
  • Be ready to participate for the duration of the online workshop
  • Publish/broadcast at least two stories following the training

Slots Available: 30

Training Dates

Monday 1st – Friday 5th November, 2021

How to Apply

Interested journalists should fill the online application by following this link.

NB: Journalists who attended the in-person training of the course should not apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday 20th October, 2021

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