- Search Results
 
 
Internews Certificates 24 Health Journalism Fellows
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2016

Montserrado County Flag

 

Internews Certificates 24 Health Journalism Fellows

By Prince S. Nagbe

MONROVIA, December 12 (LINA) – Internews Liberia under its “Information Saves Lives 2016 Health Journalism Fellowship” has certificated 24 of its Fellows following six months of training in reporting on health and health-related issues to save lives.   

The journalists, who were recruited from various media institutions across the country, received training in reporting on Maternal and Child Health, Diabetes, Hypertension, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health and Fistula, among others.

Speaking at the official certification ceremony at Internews Liberia head office in Monrovia at the weekend, Internews Resident Health Journalism Advisor, Kate Thomas, said the program was the first ever health journalism fellowship in Liberia. 

According to Thomas, health reporting in Liberia has and will continue to make a huge difference as the Fellows have begun telling the stories of Liberians battling with different sicknesses through their different outlets which, she said, are making significant impact in the sector.

Thomas lauded the fellows for their hard work and commitment exhibited over the last six months by ensuring that their health stories hit the front and back pages of several newspapers and were heard and read on several national and community radio stations and websites.

Meanwhile, the Country Director of Health Communication Capacity Collaboration (HC3), Anna Helland, has lauded Internews for building the capacity of the 24 health fellows in an effort to strengthen the sector to save lives through their reportage.

HC3 is one of the sources of funding of the Internews Information Saves Lives Project.

Helland encouraged the fellows to make use of the knowledge gained over the past six months to help the government build a resilient health sector by reporting the facts which will help Liberians change their unhealthy style of life.

“You 24 health fellows are crucial in moving the health agenda of the country forward because you will be communicating health issues affecting the people for prompt and adequate redress by the requisite authorities,” Helland said.

Speaking on behalf of the fellows, journalist Alpha Seakpeni of Front Page Africa Newspaper lauded Internews and partners for affording them the opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge in their journalism profession.

He pledged the fellows’ commitment to ensuring that they will use the knowledge gained to help save the lives of thousands of Liberians battling with various health complications by telling their stories.

Seakpeni however called on Internews, HC3 and other partners to ensure that this worthy cause does not go down the drain as the project comes to an end, but continue to provide capacity-building and logistical support to the fellows so that they can carry out their tasks effectively.

LINA PSN/TSS

latest headlines
‘Poverty Rate Still High In Africa,’ Says WB Lead Economist
World Bank Lead Economist and the author of the Africa’s Pulse Report, Punam Chuhan-Pole, has observed that with poverty rates still high in th ...more
African Media Group Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Journalist
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says it has received with shock reports that Famous Giobaro, a desk editor with the state-owned Glory ...more
LNP Assures Female Contestants Of Full Protection
Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has assured women vying in the October elections of full police protection during their campaign process ...more
WFP Official Urges Joint Efforts For ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal In Liberia
The World Food Program (WFP) Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, has called for collaborative efforts by Liberians to ach ...more
Apostle Suleman Coming To Liberia Again
The President and Founder of the Nigeria-based Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) international is due in the country for a two-day crusade beginning Ma ...more
Police Chief Nudges Youth To Embrace Peace
Police Inspector-General Gregory Coleman has called on Liberian youths to do away with violence and embrace positive thoughts and actions for the ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency