Nigeria health watch fellowship 2020


Nigeria health watch was founded in the year 2018 to advocating for better funding for epidemic preparedness.

Since then the Nigeria health watch has been advocating for the better fund in the health sector for better tomorrow and in preparation of pandemic that will never come according to people.

20 month after the organisation was formed the have been advocating here comes the epidemic COVID-19 it was difficult for policymakers to at first understand why the country should dedicate more resources to prepare for an epidemic that may never happen.

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The Nigeria Health Watch will award three fellowships to outstanding journalists with a passion for covering epidemic preparedness.

Fellows will receive financial support for the 3-month period, to complete their reporting, as well as continued coaching and support accessing national and international data and contacts, among other benefits

What you will do as the fellowship kicked off

Be part of the solution by highlighting ways to address Nigeria’s funding challenges through your reporting.

Help to raise the profile of epidemic preparedness and generate support for robust epidemic preparedness funding.

To apply, please use any of the themes below to propose 2 story ideas you will focus on during the fellowship:

The current state of Nigeria’s funding for epidemic preparedness

The economic cost of not providing adequate funding for epidemic preparedness

Existing gaps in current funding pattern for epidemic preparedness.

How the lack of sustained funding of Nigeria’s public health institutes make infectious disease outbreaks catastrophic

Also, please provide links to any relevant publications, presentations, or other representations of your work that you’d like to share.


The Fellowship is open to journalists affiliated with mainstream, print and online media in Nigeria.

Duration of Programme:

The fellowship is a 3-month programme (Fellowship will run from August 2020 to October 2020)

You can apply here in this link




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