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The Geneva Health Files Summer Fellowship 2022

THE GENEVA HEALTH FILES SUMMER FELLOWSHIP 2022 Volunteer Opportunity in Global Health Journalism: Geneva Health Files Geneva Health Files is an inter-disciplinary journalistic initiative that reports on power and politics at the heart of global health. This small, but growing news operation is looking for students or interested folks who can help us report on global health and promote our work in order to expand our readership and subscriber base.  This is an opportunity to work with an influential and contemporary newsroom, and gain hands-on experience in learning how global health journalism is crafted in Geneva. It is a great opportunity … Continue reading The Geneva Health Files Summer Fellowship 2022

Reflections on self-publishing [2021]: Year Two, Geneva Health Files

Dear Readers, Reflections are a luxury in a frenzied news cycle. But it is a necessity for any media entrepreneur. In the midst of our annual break, we bring you some lessons we learned in running Geneva Health Files. We believe this has relevance not only for media entrepreneurship but also for the role of the media in global health. The act of self-publishing is fairly radical. Geneva Health Files was born in 2020 to meet the demand for comprehensive, inter-disciplinary reporting on global health from Geneva. Buoyed by the response, we took a step further in 2021 and went paid in … Continue reading Reflections on self-publishing [2021]: Year Two, Geneva Health Files

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Announcing the Geneva Health Files Summer Fellows

It is our honor to announce the first cohort of the Geneva Health Files Fellowship. When we sent out a call seeking support to scale this initiative, we never imagined post-doctoral researchers evincing interest in this exciting but small initiative. All of them have inter-disciplinary interests and backgrounds, much like our DNA if you will. Join me in welcoming: Meena Tafazzoli: A former strategy consultant from San Diego who has worked extensively in healthcare, and has an interest in the access to medicines. She is currently doing her thesis on The Changing Financial Incentives for Vaccines in a Post-COVID World, at the … Continue reading Announcing the Geneva Health Files Summer Fellows

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Geneva Health Files: Summer Internship Announcement

Volunteer Opportunity in Global Health Journalism: Geneva Health Files Geneva Health Files, is an inter-disciplinary journalistic initiative that reports on power and politics at the heart of global health. This small, but growing news operation is looking for a student who can help us report on global health and promote our work in order to expand our readership and subscriber base.  This is an opportunity to start with a contemporary, small newsroom and gain hands-on experience in learning how global health journalism functions in Geneva. It is a great opportunity to not only learn to think and write about global health … Continue reading Geneva Health Files: Summer Internship Announcement

Making Investigative Global Health Journalism Possible

Dear Readers,  We believe you agree that global health is everybody’s business. After all, it is where science meets politics meets money meets law. Geneva Health Files has sought to capture these dynamics.  Now more than ever, global health needs consistent scrutiny and greater accountability. We are keen on contributing towards these efforts. Our in-depth, investigative analyses on global health shine light on important, but under-reported policy changes in Geneva every week. Even after the headlines move on to the next crisis, we will be here. We will continue to bring you the story from Geneva with nuance and responsibility … Continue reading Making Investigative Global Health Journalism Possible

Lessons in self-publishing in 2020

We give you a glimpse of what it has been like inside Geneva Health Files. Hope you find this interesting. Write to us with your comments! The Geneva Health Files newsroom: Image credit: Priti Patnaik In April 2020, I started self-publishing. What follows are notes on what I learned through out this year. (in no particular order of importance) Listen to what people are saying and what they are not saying. Make your own judgement and editorial call on what is important – not only dictated by the news cycle. Timing is king, but do not kill yourself with unrealistic … Continue reading Lessons in self-publishing in 2020

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Some of our top stories of 2020

Capturing policy-making on the pandemic in real-time: stories from Geneva Health Files I seek to make this a reader-funded initiative. You can make a contribution using a paypal account: paypal.me/genevahealthfiles Your donations are crucial to keep this effort going! If you wish to share information or have suggestions, write to me: patnaik.reporting@gmail.com Continue reading Some of our top stories of 2020

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Seeking feedback on our newsletter

Geneva Health Files is proud to serve this unique community of readers in global health. In order to make this journalistic initiative sustainable, we are considering a paid subscription model, where our readers will pay for our content to make our reporting possible. This will be a key transition for us over the next few months in 2021. Help us understand your preferences. Please take a minute to complete this short survey – an important feedback from you that will help shape the future of this initiative. Photo by Shotkit from Pexels Since September 2020, Geneva Health Files has switched to a weekly newsletter format … Continue reading Seeking feedback on our newsletter

The story of Geneva Health Files

Geneva Health Files sent out the first edition of its newsletter on Substack. Here it is: Dear Subscribers, I am pleased and honored to be writing my first post to you. Welcome to the Geneva Health Files community.   An introduction is due for many new readers. I am an Indian journalist who has been working in Switzerland for the last decade. I publish Geneva Health Files, a website that tracks the governance of global health. Geneva Health Files was born and launched in the midst of the on-going pandemic. Here’s a story of how we got here. Global Health … Continue reading The story of Geneva Health Files