The Emerging Health Technologies Media Award is an annual recognition of journalists who have contributed to emerging health technology (EHT) reporting by publishing and producing stories on the subject.
Call for Entries
Through the Platform for Dialogue and Action on Health Technologies in Africa (Health Tech Platform), the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) announces a call for entries for the second edition of the Emerging Health Technologies (EHTs) Media Award of Excellence. The EHTs Media Award is an annual recognition of journalists who contribute to increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of EHTs, and putting them on the agenda of governments in Africa through quality media reporting.
The objectives of the EHTs Media Award are to promote quality reporting of the emerging health technologies being developed for use in Africa, as well as to raise public awareness, understanding, participation, and local ownership of these technologies.
The award focuses on emerging health technologies prioritised by the African Union as having the potential to change the trajectory of disease and health in Africa if well developed, tested, and deployed. The technologies include gene drives and monoclonal antibodies for malaria control, drones, microgrids, artificial intelligence, gene editing, and next-generation medicine.
Journalists are encouraged to submit entries by sharing:
- Link to the published article/programme for online entries
- PDF attachment for entries in the Print Category
- Copies of the TV or radio files, stating the date and time programme aired.
- Copy of identification
- Submitted files should not exceed 15MB
Entries should be submitted to the AFIDEP secretariat at email@example.com, copying Pauline.Soy@afidep.org and Adaudo.Anyiam-Osigwe@afidep.org. Please note that communication with the organisers is in English.
The closing date for entries is Friday, 15 September 2023.
An independent judging committee will select the best works based on well-investigated stories referencing multiple sources of scientific evidence and expert views, initiative, originality, clarity of interpretation, and value in fostering a better public understanding of emerging health technologies.
Respects for Copyrights
All works submitted must be original and in conformity with copyright requirements.
- EHTs Media Award Grand Prize: USD5,000
- EHTs Media Award Print Category: USD2,500; Runner-up USD1, 000
- EHTs Media Award Radio Category: USD2,500; Runner-up USD1,000
- EHTs Media Award Television Category: USD2,500; Runner-up USD1,000
- EHTs Media Award Online Category: USD2,500; Runner-up USD1,000
The winners will be announced in December 2023.
Download the media kit here.