African Health Solutions Journalism Initiative
Health issues in Africa deserve increased attention, including effective Solutions-oriented media coverage. The heavy disease burden, worsened by COVID-19 pandemic that has spread all over Africa, could reverse gains that have been made in controlling the numerous communicable and non-communicable diseases affecting most people on the continent. Local Solutions to the health challenges may exist and are easily accessed.
To bridge the gap credible health information gap, a beacon for Health Solutions Journalism Initiative in Africa is urgently needed to enable communities and authorities to undertake appropriate responses to health challenges in Africa.
In response, ScienceAfrica and partners have established the Health Solutions Journalism Initiative (AHSJI) to help spearhead and entrench Solutions Journalism in Africa for effective health reporting on the continent. AHSJI believes that effective, sustainable and credible Solutions Journalism reporting in Africa can help save lives, significantly drive down health-related costs and correct misinformation about health issues.