Roche Opens Academy For Health Reporters

Journalist. Photo; ionigeria

Journalist. Photo; ionigeria

AS part of effort to deepen its involvement in the regeneration of Nigeria’s health sector, Swiss healthcare pioneer, Roche Products Limited, has launched Nigeria’s foremost Health Journalists Academy.

Aimed at enriching health reportage and coverage in the country, the academy intends to sharpen the skills of health journalists through exposure to the latest trends and techniques for specialised reporting.

Established in partnership with the School of Media and Communication (SMC) at the Pan-Atlantic University, the Academy will see the leading pharmaceutical company fund the training of 15 Nigeria health reporters drawn from the print, broadcast and new media, whose work will heighten awareness of health-related issues and promote healthy living among Nigerians.

Announcing the initiative the Country Manager of Roche, Herman Addae, disclosed that the Health Journalists Academy would contribute significantly to improving awareness of health issues among Nigerians.

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