EDTALK | MUMBAI:
IndiaSpend School of Data Journalism (ISDJ), a development and solutions journalism learning and upskilling platform, launched its first course on public health systems today, titled ‘Better Reporting on Immunization’. ISDJ offers open credit-based courses, popularly known as MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, wherein participants can log in to study offline, and upon completion, secure an online certification. The immunization course has been made available for the first 500 participants at no fee using the coupon code ‘ISDJIMMGHS’.
Course on ‘Better Reporting on Immunization’ launched by ISDJ
Considering India’s focus on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, ISDJ’s ‘Better Reporting on Immunization’ is aimed at improving public health discourse and conveying the right understanding of immunization and the factors that drive immunization.
This course is relevant to newsrooms, journalism and public policy students, public health professionals, members of the medical fraternity, data enthusiasts, policymakers, academia and civil society organizations.
The course is designed to provide participants with a perspective on immunization in India, its landscape, and the importance of vaccines. The course structure also includes journalism-specific technical sessions on responsible journalism, data-driven story writing, and fact-checking.
Participants can register and access online classes that they can set according to their own pace. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification in ‘Better Health Reporting on Immunization’.
Participants will be trained by Prof. Madhu Gupta, Professor of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Dr. Naveen Thacker, Executive Director, International Pediatric Association (IPA), Sadhika Tiwari and Shreya Raman from IndiaSpend and Shachi Sutaria, BOOM.
“COVID-19 has put the spotlight on public health systems. With India rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, this is a good time to understand the basics of immunization and vaccine policy. The Better Reporting on Immunization course will enable reporters to understand, research, reference, and use immunization data effectively and correctly,” said Madhur Singh, Managing Editor, IndiaSpend.
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