The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018. All applications must be submitted in English, though applicants may report in any language. If your team is selected for the workshop, PRB will contact you by December 15, 2018.
PRB will fully sponsor eight pairs of journalists, each including one editor and one reporter from the same media house, to participate in a workshop on covering noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The workshop will introduce the causes and effects of NCDs, including their public health and development implications. Workshop participants will also attend the 2019 Prince Mahidol Award Conference, themed "The Policial Economy of NCDs: A Whole of Society Approach."
All training activities will take place in Bangkok. Participants will attend the workshop Jan. 30-31, cover the conference Feb. 1-3, and reconvene on the last day of the conference.
The World Health Organization estimates that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 70% of deaths worldwide. NCDs burden the public health sector and create a barrier to sustainable development, but can be prevented by early-age behavior change.
This training is funded by the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme (YHP), a disease prevention program with a unique focus on adolescents, founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Plan International.