Health-Based Journalism Training

The summary for the Health-Based Journalism Training grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the U.S. Mission to Uganda, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Health-Based Journalism Training: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission in Uganda announces an open competition for media training organizations interested in submitting applications for a grant to implement and manage training of both print and broadcast mid-level journalists on how to effectively and accurately report about health stories with a focus on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, and other key health issues as agreed by the U.S. Mission. The project aims to support one of the U.S. Mission’s central goals of improving the professional development of the Ugandan media corps. The one-year project aims to train over 100 journalists and editors from throughout the country in the following areas, with a special emphasis on health issues relating to HIV: · Skills and knowledge to effectively investigate and report on health and HIV issues in a way that informs and empowers the ordinary person to demand and enjoy his or her right to health; · Understanding Uganda’s healthcare policy and system and the individual rights allowed for within the policies and system; · Innovative reporting on HIV/AIDS, shaping public response to HIV/AIDS, and other health issues through reporting; · Covering disease outbreaks and the business/economics of healthcare with a focus on maintaining HIV prevention and treatment during an ongoing disease outbreak like COVID-19; · Evaluating and covering healthcare quality and performance; · Understanding and reporting on health disparities; including those among key populations living with HIV; · Covering issues related to the need of linking key affected populations to HIV/AIDS care services, reporting on consumer and lifestyle health, trends in global health policy’ · The importance of effective and accurate headlines in health and HIV reporting; · Understanding and reporting the impact Gender Based Violence (GBV) has on the health of Ugandans and the role that it plays in the HIV epidemic. The implementer will also be expected to make available small grants for select journalists to carry out in-depth health investigative stories pertaining to HIV and relating issues. See the US Embassy Kampala website for additional information.
Federal Grant Title: Health-Based Journalism Training
Federal Agency Name: U.S. Mission to Uganda (DOS-UGA)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-UG-PEPFARPAS-FY19
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.029
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 28th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: May 28th, 2020
Posted Date: April 28th, 2020
Creation Date: April 28th, 2020
Archive Date: June 27th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $50,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 28th, 2020
Category Explanation
Media Training
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
• Entities should be duly registered as non-profit organizations in Uganda. • Established track record of training journalists (special emphasis on rural-based journalists); • Ability to network with other media training organizations in these trainings; • Organization must have the ability to promote and defend the right to freedom of expression through research, documentation, analysis, advocacy, strategic collaborations, and capacity building initiatives.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
US Embassy Kampala
Grant Announcement Contact
Public Affairs Section
US Embassy Kampala
Public Affairs Section
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