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Nigeria Health Watch 2021-2022 Solutions Journalism Fellowship for Media Professionals

Nigeria, like the rest of the world, is dealing with a lot of problems. However, beyond all these problems, there are efforts to respond to them. Solutions Journalism aims to tell these stories of how people are  responding to different social problems. The aim is to empower others experiencing similar problems with information on how they are being addressed. 

Solutions Journalism adopts a solutions-oriented approach to storytelling; telling rigorous, investigative, and compelling stories of responses to existing social problems. The insights from these stories can help scale up the responses or replicate them in other places.

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About Nigeria Health Watch (NHW)

Nigeria Health Watch uses informed advocacy and communication to influence health policy and seek better health and access to healthcare in Nigeria. We seek to amplify some of the great work happening in the health sector, challenge the bad, and create a space for positive ideas and action. Through its various platforms, Nigeria Health Watch provides informed commentary and in-depth analysis of health issues in Nigeria, always in good conscience. We are not afraid to take on the difficult topics that many commentators choose to ignore. Our reach is wider than... read more


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NHW Solutions Journalism Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of NHW Solutions Journalism Fellowship

  • Grant to produce any story of your choice (stories must be human interest and have health angles)
  • Remote support from a mentor to produce your proposed stories
  • Editorial freedom to work on your project using your preferred format (video, photography, audio, text, animation etc)
  • Access to exclusive workshops + webinars to hone your solutions journalism and storytelling skills
  • Access to a global network of solutions journalists and storytellers 
  • Opportunity to publish stories in media outlets outside Nigeria
  • Priority in accepting and commissioning your pitches for publication on Nigeria Health Watch website after your fellowship is over

Requirements for NHW Solutions Journalism Fellowship Qualification

  • Someone affiliated with a media organisation or a freelancer
  • Someone passionate about telling stories of efforts to respond to various social problems especially around health
  • Someone who can tell compelling stories using multiple formats (In addition to writers, we want photojournalists, documentary photographers, podcasters, documentary video makers, graphic animators)
  • Someone who is already familiar with the solutions journalism framework or interested to learn about it
  • Someone willing and available to commit to the fellowship schedule (training, mentoring and periodic check-ins)

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Interview date, Process and Venue for NHW Solutions Journalism Fellowship

July 19  – Open call for applications

July 28 – Solutions Journalism info session webinar

August 31 – Application close by 5pm

September 20th – Feedback to applicants

October 2021 – July 2022 – Fellowship period (onboarding, orientation, training, working on proposed projects)


Application Deadline

August 31, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Nigeria Health Watch (NHW) on docs.google.com to apply

For more details,visit Nigeria Health Watch website



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