I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be joining nine other international journalists on the International Reporting Project as a fellow on their trip to Mozambique at the end of October.
The focus of the project is to report on public health institutions, particularly the availability of child vaccinations. The recent Ebola crisis has highlighted the challenges African healthcare systems face in providing treatment to rural areas. While Mozambique is thousands of miles away from the outbreak, it faces many of the same issues in terms of infrastructure. I hope to find successful health initiatives there that could provide instructive examples for the rest of the world.
Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony on the southern tip of Africa. It has been on my radar as a place to visit for a long time for its stunning natural landscape. Although I’ll be going under quite different circumstances, I’m excited to spend two weeks exploring the country.
Here’s the full press release from the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.