AMMREN Short Courses

AMMREN Short Courses

AMMREN Short Courses



Are you a Health Journalist? Are you a Student Journalist? Are you a Health Professional? Do you work with health related NGOs? This is your chance to sharpen your skills in journalism and health reporting. African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) has a range of short courses to build your capacity in this area!!!

Medical Journalism

The course exposes the candidate to the unique requirements of gathering, processing and dissemination of health information. The course builds the candidate in the principles of ethical communication using the traditional and new media channels. The course is meant to school the journalist and PROs in the vocabulary of public health and the best standard practices of advocacy, to ensure that health communication messages are rooted in the needs, language and context of the ordinary person.

Key areas:

  • Effective health communication
  • Ethics and Medical Journalism
  • The role of the media in health promotion
  • Interpreting scientific reports/data for news
  • Engaging the community in health communication
  • Health communication and social media
  • Developing the health message (group work)
  • Presentation, Wrap up/ Evaluation, Closing

Expected Outcome

  • Participants acquire skills in effective health communication
  • Participants acquire skills to interpret scientific data for effective communication
  • Participants able to effectively report on health interventions and outcomes.

Target Groups

  • Journalists
  • Students in media studies
  • Public Relations Officers
  • Employees of NGOs working in health
  • General Public

Date: 25-27 September 2019

Training Venue: Noguchi Medical Research Institute

Workshop Fee: 

GHC 800 for each Training Programme  (Includes Tuition, Snack/Lunch, Course Materials and Certificate).   

Duration: 3 Days

Contact AMMREN

Tel:  0303933452/0553442105