On Oct. 5, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) honored six journalists from Brazil, Cameroon, China, India, Russia and Zimbabwe, who won the 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. At a special ceremony and dinner at The New York Times, J&J Vice President Ernie Knewitz and ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan presented the journalists, in the United States on a study tour, with crystal awards.
At the dinner, Barnathan also moderated a discussion called, "Is It Too Late to Stop a Zika Pandemic?" The panel featured Dr. Max Gomez, an Emmy-winning medical reporter for WCBS-TV; Dr. Fernanda Pimentel, Medical Director, Medical Affairs and Clinical Research for Latin America, at Johnson & Johnson; and Maria Clara Vieira, Assistant Editor at Brazil’s Revista Crescer and a 2015 Global Health Award winner. For a recap, click here.