Freelancers can apply for Torchlight Africa series grants

Torchlight Africa series

The Nigeria Health Watch is seeking to engage freelance journalists to write for her Torchlight Africa Series.

Nigeria Health Watch, in 2018, launched its Solutions Journalism series, known as Torchlight Series.

The series are articles that go beyond reports and analysis of topical health issues and challenges, seeking out stories that focus on responses and solutions to the many challenges the Nigerian health sector is facing.

The Torchlight Africa series is a collection of articles written as Solutions Journalism pieces across Africa.

Usually 1000 words, each story should identify the problem statement and one or more solution strategies employed by individuals or organizations in addressing the problem.

The focus area for the freelance writers are identifying and researches on solutions stories around these areas:

• Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)
• Routine Immunisation
• Nutrition
• Family Planning & Reproductive Health
• Primary Health Care
• Universal Health Coverage
• Infectious Diseases
• General Health

The pitch should be sent to the Editor via using Nigeria Health Watch pitch format.




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