Application Deadline: September 8, 2015
Fellowship dates: December 1-3, 2015
More than a million people worldwide die each year of tuberculosis, including 80,000 children. In high-risk countries such as India, Nigeria and Pakistan, the disease has left millions of orphans. It is the most common cause of death for those who are HIV-positive.
Use of tobacco products increases the risk of TB and other lung diseases, such as asthma and pneumonia.
Explore these issues with scientific experts in this week long all-expenses-paid journalism fellowship to the annual conference of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in early December in Cape Town, South Africa.
Fellows will enjoy on-the-record presentations, discussion and Q&A with some of the world’s top researchers and will attend the conference through December 6, with access to all sessions. This year’s theme is “A New Agenda: Lung Health beyond 2015.”
This will be the seventh year that the Journalist-to-Journalist program of the National Press Foundation has worked with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease to educate journalists on this issue. Here’s what previous fellows had to say.
TB in children
What’s the relationship between TB and diabetes?
Global tobacco control
Global plan to stop TB
TB and HIV-AIDS
Other lung diseases, including asthma, COPD
Conference registration, round-trip air or train travel, hotel accommodation and per diem expenses are included in the fellowship for chosen fellows.
All training sessions will be in English, so proficient spoken and written English are essential. All applicants must be working journalists with at least three years experience covering health issues. Special though not exclusive consideration will be given to journalists from countries with a high burden of TB.
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