ICFJ Fellows to Receive Funding, Support to Cover Health Innovations

By: ICFJ | 04/02/2024

The rapid pace of innovation in artificial intelligence, biotechnology and more is opening new doors for progress in global health – an exciting but complex and ever-changing landscape for journalists to navigate.

To drive high-quality coverage of global health innovation, 11 journalists and academics were selected to serve as ICFJ Health Innovation Journalism Fellows this year. The program, which is administered and managed by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides grant funding, training, mentorship and the opportunity to go on an international reporting trip.

The fellows hail from nine countries, including Brazil, Germany, South Africa and the United States. They bring extensive experience and have worked in a variety of roles, including as producers, writers, journalists, editors, lecturers and public advocacy representatives.


Learn More About the Fellows


They will report for global media outlets on a wide variety of topics, ranging from neurotechnology to drone technology to telemedicine to health disinformation. In supporting this coverage, the program also aims to reinvigorate interest in health reporting in the post-pandemic era. 

Learn more about the fellows and their projects here.

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