Roche launches Health Journalists Academy in Lagos

Roche in partnership with the School of Media and Communication (SMC) of the Pan-Atlantic University have launched a Health Journalists Academy in Lagos on Thursday September 03, 2015.
The academy is meant to improved the skills and experience of health journalists in Nigeria and Africa, enrich health reportage and coverage and improve overall health care and well being.

Under the arrangement which Roche is implementing as part of their corporate social responsibility, Roche will fund the training of fifteen health reporters in Nigeria who will be from various journalism sectors including new media, broadcast and print. At the end of their training and exposure in the academy, it is expected that they will employ their enhanced skills towards raising the level of awareness on health reporting and related issues thus promoting healthy living among Nigerians.

Among dignitaries at the event were the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute, who was represented by the director of health planning, Ngozi Azodoh; the Deputy Head of Mission and Acting Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Daniel Cavegn and the President of the Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CEAFON), Professor Durosinmi-Etti among others

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