You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

UNICEF launches course in public health for journalists

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A first-of-its-kind certificate course dealing with all aspects of Public Health Journalism and Communication was launched today by UNICEF India.

Critical Appraisal Skills (CASP) course is designed for media students and mid-career journalists, editors and government officials.

Framed by UNICEF India in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Thomson Reuters Foundation and the George Institute for Global Health, the course will be offered at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC).

"Media is a key and strategic partner for UNICEF and this initiative aims to enhance knowledge and skills of media students and journalists on all aspects related to Public Health reporting. We hope this will lead to even more informed coverage of health issues," Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India representative said.

The CASP course is currently being offered to public health professionals in UK.

"For India, this elaborate module is being also being adapted for media professionals, both budding and experienced, and government representatives, to suit their needs of critical appraisal in the country's health context," Dr Premila Webster, Training Programme Director at the Oxford School of Public Health said.

IIMC has streamlined the CASP course to suit their students of journalism. The course is a pilot for IIMC and will also be offered to government media officials in 2016.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, September 16 2015. 16:42 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU