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The Journalist-in-Residence programme of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium

2017 Journalists-in-Residence

Through fundamental and applied research, advanced education and expert services, ITM advances medical science to solve tropical, poverty-related and global health threats. The Journalist-in-Residence programme offers a unique opportunity for reporters, producers, and editors to work on an exciting project in the realm of tropical medicine and global health (a documentary, or a series of articles, for instance).
“My world opened up because of my stay at ITM, my perspectives and understanding of public health are now stronger and more robust.”

Bharathi Ghanasyam from India
ITM Journalist-in-residence in 2015.

The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciencesclinical sciences and public health. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic. There is also plenty of opportunity to participate in a variety of scientific meetings, seminars and other learning experiences, as well as enjoy quiet time for reading and independent study.

The initiative is part of ITM’s capacity building programme in developing countries financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD). This year’s edition is the fifth Journalist-in-Residence programme. Last year,  ITM exceptionally welcomed four journalists-in-residence who came to Antwerp on the occasion of the 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International health which brought 1500 participants to Antwerp. Read more about the work of the previous Journalists-in-Residence.

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