Training on Infectious Diseases for Non-Science Journalist from Africa

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) in collaboration with the Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA) are seeking non-science journalists from English-speaking African countries to participate in a training on infectious diseases.

The training, supported by IDRC, will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 24-28 October, 2016.

With a particular focus on radio journalists, chosen participants will receive specific training on infectious diseases in Eastern Africa. This training will offer regional non-specialized journalists a health and science reporting toolbox tailored to covering on-going outbreak situations. The objective of this initiative is to help build the capacity of African media to undertake high quality health and science journalism.

Participants should be available to attend the entire training from 24-28 October, 2016. All travel expenses, accommodation and meals will be covered by WFSJ and MESHA. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the training.

Please apply online here, and send us a CV and copy of the bio-data page of your passport to and

The deadline to apply is September 20, 2016 at 23h59 EST.

IMPORTANT: Please note that only complete applications will be considered.

For further information on this application, please contact Anne-Marie Legault, Project Manager at the WFSJ Office via