Zarina Geloo was a Knight Health Journalism Fellow in Zambia who led a project aimed at improving and expanding coverage of deadly diseases and other key health issues with the goal of spurring better public health policies.
Geloo has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years. Her career includes stints at The Times of Zambia, where she covered political, economic and development issues, and in Paris, where she worked with a team of international journalists from more than 30 countries to produce Europe magazine.
Geloo developed an early interest in health reporting, particularly HIV and AIDS because of the lack of information about the pandemic as it began sweeping through African countries. Geloo researched media coverage of HIV and AIDS and conducted evaluations on the impact of this coverage. Recently, she completed a two-year project to get more than 20 media houses in Zambia to develop HIV and AIDS work place policies. Geloo has also organized and facilitated workshops for young journalists on how to effectively cover health issues.
Geloo received her certificate in journalism from the Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce in Lusaka. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication Research from the University of Leicester.