Call for Applications – Health and HIV/AIDS Reporting Training 

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. 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 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 two years experience working in the media
  • Be ready to participate in all five days of the in-person workshop
  • Publish/broadcast at least two stories following the training

Slots Available: 35

Training Dates

Monday 13 – Friday 17 December 2021

How to Apply

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

Applicants are required to upload a sample of their work, and a letter of support from the editor.

NB: Those who attended the first cohort of the training should not apply. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday 8 December 2021

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  1. Stigma in communities impacting much on ARVs shunning which has put HIV/AIDs patients life at risk.

  2. Thank you for the opportunity that sees journalists empowered with accurate knowledge in Health Care and system reporting

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