Reporting on Global Health

A Conversation With the International Reporting Project Fellows

Fellows Spring 2011

March 28, 2011


A doctor at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in South Africa looks at a chest x-ray of a miner suspected of having tuberculosis.Photo: David RochkindOn homepage: A water healing by Mozambican Zionists.Photo: Annie Murphy

Global health problems--such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and maternal mortality--that plague developing countries rarely make headlines in the United States, even as they threaten hundreds of millions of people with death and illness, as well as contribute to poverty and instability in many countries. So why are global health stories under-represented in the U.S. media? What are the challenges to better coverage of global health, and what are strategies for overcoming them?

Please join us at the Woodrow Wilson Center for a discussion of the challenges and rewards of reporting on global health. Four of IRP's spring 2011 Fellows will speak about their experiences reporting for five weeks on global health topics that included HIV/AIDS, malaria, infant and maternal care and new medical and scientific research:

Jenny Asarnow, Haiti
Jill Braden Balderas, Uganda
Ann S. Kim, Botswana
Annie Murphy, Mozambique

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Federal Triangle or Metro Center
RSVP: Please send your name and affiliation to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit the Wilson Center event listing.

A reception will follow the discussion.

This event is cosponsored with the International Reporting Project (IRP), the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Africa Program at the Wilson Center.

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