Story Contest for Best Coverage of Infectious Diseases

Win a $10,000 international trip to report on infectious diseases.

These African women are holding bed nets, which will help protect their families from mosquitoes carrying malaria. Photo: Gates Foundation

Journalists from the United States, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa have won international reporting trips worth up to $10,000 for submitting the best stories on infectious diseases.

The stories addressed diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. These three diseases alone are the leading causes of death in low- and middle-income countries. They claim nearly 4 million lives every year and cost billions of dollars in lost productivity. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) launched the story contest to spur discussion about how the global community deals with these critical health issues. The Africa contest is administered in partnership with the African Health Journalists Association.

The International Center for Journalists selected three winners, one from each region. To read more about the contest winners, click here.