The what, why and how of health and development

Success in Guardian competition: NCDs in developing countries

The Health Investigator has been silent for a few months, not for want of global health issues to write about, but just because she checked out of UK life for a few months after earning her degree. But fingers start itching if they have nothing to do, so watch this space for future posts.

Meanwhile, let me indulge in a little ego massage.

Earlier this summer, before I spring boarded off from my degree to a travelling stint in Kenya, I entered the Guardian’s 2011 International Development Journalism Competition. My article on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries was long-listed into the top twenty amateur entries. Focusing the article around the September UN meeting on NCDs, I looked at cardiovascular health projects run by Family Health International and talked to World Child Cancer’s Director of Fundraising, Jo Hopkins, about prospects of funding for NCD healthcare.

I have not spotted the winning article in the Guardian yet but excited to read it when it appears.


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