The International Reporting Project (IRP) is accepting applications for its new media reporting trip to Mozambique from October 24 to November 6, 2014.
The focus of the trip will be on immunizations and child health in Mozambique, particularly in light of the upcoming decisions to be made by the global community on replenishing the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as it begins a new cycle for 2016 to 2020.
In 2001, Mozambique became the first African country to receive GAVI’s initial offering of immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and hepatitis B. In the years since, it has continued to pioneer new initiatives, including delivery of the HPV vaccine and participating in a malaria vaccine trial. However, challenges remain, especially in rural communities where health care delivery is still difficult.
This group trip is open only to applications from new media journalists, including media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners and freelance contributors, who are citizens of the following nations: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States.
All candidates must complete an application formand provide a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they might pursue during the Mozambique trip.
This trip will replace our previously announced reporting trip to Ghana on the same topic.
About the IRP
The International Reporting Project (IRP) has provided opportunities for more than 400 journalists to report on important global issues that have been neglected in the U.S. and international media.
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