The World Federation of Environmental and Intercultural Journalists (WOFEJ) thrilled to invite Asian and Pacific professional journalists to apply the of Data in Public Health Journalism, in Bangkok, Thailand and WOFEJ will closely cooperate with the Vital Strategies Initiative (VSI) in order to focus the regional journalists development and the social hygiene.
From October 12-14, 2022, Vital Strategies will hold a 3-day workshop, Effective Use of Data in Public Health Journalism, in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative.
Twenty mid- to senior-level journalists who work for established media outlets in the Asia-Pacific region will be selected to participate in the training, which will provide a detailed overview of public health data sources and build skills related to data use in reporting. Participants will be guided in developing a public health-related data story for publication.
The program will be implemented in English. Journalists who are multi-lingual and report in local languages and are fluent in English are encouraged to apply.
About Data for Health:
The Data for Health Initiative is a global effort supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It provides technical assistance to low- and middle-income countries worldwide to improve public health data systems at the national level, including improving civil registration and vital statistics systems, maximizing the use of data to enhance public health policymaking and decision-making, establishing and strengthening national cancer registries and more. Vital Strategies serves as an implementing partner.
The Vital Strategies helps governments strengthen their public health systems to contend with the most important and difficult health challenges. We design solutions that can scale rapidly and improve the lives of millions of people. Our mission is to work in partnership to reimagine evidence-based, locally driven policies and practices to advance public health.