2015 WHEN Participants

The 3 journalism students from University of West England (UWE) participated in the mentoring programme during the WHA68 and here are some of their outputs:
 Read her article on The News Minute.




The project selected and convened senior journalists at the WHA-68 for a training and mentoring experience that introduced participants to this most important and underreported (!), global health arena, facilitated information gathering and catalysed relationship building with global health experts. 

WHCA partner agencies solicited applications and recommended national and local journalists and other communicators for participation. In addition 3 journalism students were selected and mentored throughout the WHA68.

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A selection committee, including representatives of key partner agencies reviewed applications and selected the following senior journalists:


Elizabeth Lediga, Journalist, Channel Africa radio (SABC), South Africa

Listen to some of Jennifer's interviews/reports from the WHA68!

Lesotho and WHADrug resistanceWHO fundsTB goalsWHPA- PhysiotherapistsRisk CommunicationWHO and EbolaWHA and SDGSWHA68 opening.

Maxwell Awumah, Science  Journalist, GhanaNews Agency, Ghana.

Read Maxwell's report from WHA68!






Jennifer Bakyawa, Freelance Health Journalist, Uganda






Erick Kabendera, Reporter, The East Africa CNN, Tanzania






Jolly Kamuntu, Journaliste and Director of Radio Maendeleo, Democratic Republic of Congo






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