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CPHIA 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop
As part of the inaugural Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021), The Conversation Africa and Internews will conduct a two-hour pre-conference virtual workshop led by experts in global health communications. The workshop is designed to develop capacity of journalists to translate and communicate science-related data and broadly create an enabling environment for consistent reporting on public health in Africa. This media engagement will also assist in building health reporters’ credibility and draw attention to other priority health issues on the continent.

Dec 13, 2021 11:30 AM in Nairobi

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Speakers

Dr. Nicaise Ndembi
Senior Science Advisor to the Director @Africa CDC
Dr. Nicaise Ndembi is a leading virologist and public health expert with a focus on molecular virology applied to effective laboratory research in HIV diversity, resistance to antiretroviral therapy, genomics epidemiology and emerging infectious diseases.
Adejuwon Soyinka
Regional Editor in West Africa @The Conversation Africa
Adejuwon Soyinka is a 2019 International Emmy awards nominee, multiple award-winning journalist, and editor, with over 20 years of experience reporting for local and international media as well as working in corporate communication, political communication, and media relations.
Dr. Anthony Ajayi
Associate Research Scientist @African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC-Kenya)
Dr. Anthony Ajayi is an associate research scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center. He provides support in evidence generation, through policy review and primary research, program design and implementation in family planning, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Health Sociology from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa (2017), and a Master of Science degree in Demography and Population Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2012). Before joining APHRC, Anthony was a research fellow and a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa, where he taught research methods from 2017-2019. He has and continues to mentor several postgraduate students.
Adele Baleta
Facilitator and media consultant @Internews
Adele Baleta is an award-winning science writer, editor, facilitator and media consultant. She is a vaccine safety communications advisor to the WHO and is a member of the South African National Advisory Group on Vaccine Hesitancy. Adele has been an international correspondent for the Lancet group of medical journals for over 25 years and has been published in the peer review journal Vaccine as principal author. With a strong focus on health and human rights, she is passionate about bridging the gap between scientists and journalists, and making science accessible to the public. She has facilitated training workshops in over 20 countries for, among others, the WHO, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the World Federation of Science Journalists. She is a Pandemic Media Mentor at Internews, guiding partner journalists through the dynamics of the pandemic and principles in science journalism.
Esther Nakkazi
Media trainer, Mentor and the Founder of the Health Journalists Network in Uganda
Esther Nakkazi is a seasoned journalist with a bias in science and technology reporting. Esther will leverage her skills as a media trainer, mentor and the Founder of the Health Journalists Network in Uganda ( HEJNU - www.hejnu.ug) to moderate the CPHIA 2021 media workshop.