World Health Organization Scholarships open to Journalists PDF Print

Deadline: July 27 2012

Region: Worldwide

internewsHealth journalists can apply for this fellowship. Internews is partnering with the World Health Organization to launch fellowships for 10 journalists to attend the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in New Zealand from September 28 to October 4, 2012. Journalists from all developing countries can apply but priority is given to journalists working in the 10 Road Safety target countries identified by the World Health Organization: Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam.

The theme of Safety 2012 is “Connecting pathways for a vibrant and safer future.” Held biennially under the auspices of WHO, the conference brings together the world's leading injury prevention and safety researchers, practitioners and advocates, to build knowledge and strengthen the fields of injury prevention and safety promotion worldwide.

The scholarships cover attendance to the conference - including the cost of airfare and lodging - and include specialized training on road traffic and other safety issues prior to the conference as well as expert follow-on mentoring on journalistic skills relevant to such coverage after the conference.

The deadline for applications is July 27.

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