4 October 2018
The deadline for applications was 17 August 2018, so we are no longer accepting applications.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
About the workshop
This is a three-day, all-expense paid media workshop to help reporters and editors from East, Central, and Southern Africa to better understand neglected diseases in the region and grasp the science behind efforts to develop drugs for these diseases. The workshop will allow participants to:
- Learn more about science journalism and sharpen their skills
- Learn more about research and development (R&D) in Africa and better grasp the ins and outs of clinical trials/research
- Broaden their knowledge of neglected tropical diseases, including emerging threats such as antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
- Build a network of valued sources in clinical research in the region.
The sessions will include both discussion and practical sessions to expand journalists’ knowledge of neglected disease R&D. The workshop will take place during the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) Stakeholder Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, which will feature researchers and clinicians from a number of countries in the region working on sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, filarial diseases (river blindness), mycetoma, paediatric HIV, AMR, and other neglected diseases.