MEDIA

Media Overview

CPHIA is committed to engaging with members of the media and welcomes their participation at this year’s conference in Lusaka, Zambia. If you’re interested in conducting any interviews in advance of CPHIA 2023 or if you have any other media questions, please reach out to:

CPHIA Communications, CPHIAcomms@africa-union.org, and
G. Nekerwon Gweh, Communication Officer, Policy, Health Diplomacy & Communication, Africa CDC, GwehN@africa-union.org

Are you a journalist, editor or media organisation interested in covering CPHIA 2023 live in Lusaka, Zambia? Accreditation is now open for members of the media. If you are interested, kindly click on the APPLY NOW button below. 

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for media scholarships. Accredited journalists are encouraged to explore other funding opportunities to attend the conference either provided by their media houses or other partners. We are happy to provide you with an invitation letter to enable you to apply for your visa in advance. For inquiries or concerns, please contact us at CPHIA Communications, CPHIAcomms@africa-union.org.

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CPHIA 2023 Journalism Fellowship

Each year, CPHIA extends scholarships to African-based journalists to support their participation in and coverage of the conference. The scholarships cover journalists’ expenses for the duration of the conference, enabling them to engage and connect with key stakeholders in the public health sector who shape public health policy on the continent.

This year, CPHIA is expanding this opportunity by launching the CPHIA Journalism Fellowship Programme, which supports journalists in their coverage across a six-month period. This initiative will provide journalists with the necessary tools to immerse themselves in learning, reporting, and elevating some of the most pressing public health issues on the continent. As part of this Fellowship, journalists will also be supported to attend the 2023 in-person conference in Lusaka, Zambia, where they will be given access to training, side events and panel discussions, exhibitions and conference spokespeople.

Key Details

  • Submission deadline: The deadline for submitting your entry is 23:59 hrs CAT/21:59 hrs UTC Friday, 29 September 2023.
  • Notification date: Journalists will be notified on the status of their submission by Friday, 13 October, 2023.

 

Applications for the CPHIA Journalism Fellowship are now closed.

Why Apply?

The CPHIA fellowship will offer:

  • Multifaceted curriculum blending health journalism expertise, innovative storytelling techniques, and conference journalism strategies, capable of shaping public health policy on the continent. 
  • Participation in conference events, allowing you to interact with thought leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the public health space, facilitating insightful, well-rounded narratives that resonate with diverse audiences.
  • Mentorship with experienced health journalists or experts to offer guidance, feedback, and support to improve reporting skills.

Fellowship Details

To contribute to the fellowship’s objectives of enhancing public health discourse, promoting knowledge dissemination, and driving positive change through impactful reporting, each participating fellow is expected to: 

  • Publish a minimum of four articles or interviews related to the CPHIA conference and its tracks. These pieces should contribute to the public understanding of crucial public health topics discussed during the fellowship and conference.
  • Actively participate in the conference in Lusaka, Zambia, by attending plenaries, sessions, workshops, exhibitions and side events to ensure a comprehensive representation of the conference’s diverse discussions and perspectives.
  • Where possible, create multimedia content such as photos and short videos that complement their written articles, enhance the overall narrative and engage audiences effectively.

Eligibility

  • Journalists based in Africa and working with an Africa-based media organisation (print, broadcast and digital media)
  • A minimum of two years experience in journalism; experience in health journalism will be an added advantage
  • Availability to participate in a six-month fellowship between October 2023 and February 2024, including availability and willingness to travel to Lusaka, Zambia, in November 2023
    • Scholarship will cater for conference registration, visa reimbursements, air travel, hotel transfer, accommodation and per diem for 4 days.
  • Ability to meet all conference deliverables
  • Social media expertise and photography/videography skills will be added advantage

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