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WHF invites African journalists to apply to become the official WCC 2016 Africa correspondent

04 Mar 2016

To showcase the research and innovation profiled at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health (WCC 2016) as widely as possible, we are once again holding a competition open to African journalists with an active interest in health and cardiovascular disease (CVD).


WCC 2016 (the official Congress of the World Heart Federation), brings together the world’s researchers, policymakers and health leaders to position heart health at the centre of global development. With eminent scientists and key opinion leaders from Africa already confirmed to speak about the particular challenges heart disease poses to the region, this compeition is a chance for the winning journnalist to to be one of the first to report on the latest cutting edge research and innovation in heart health, as well as to raise their own profile by leading the media agenda on this topic.

The winning WCC 2016 Africa Correspondent will win free flights and accommodation in Mexico, a living allowance, free entrance to the four day Congress and exclusive access to sessions and speakers in order to produce reports and articles for the media.

WCC 2016, your chance to learn from world leaders, network with other specialists, share ideas and be inspired by best practice from other countries. It is an international stage for the latest developments in science and public policy in the field of cardiovascular health. It strives to spread the message that through individual, community and patientcare interventions, the growing global epidemic of cardiovascular disease, especially in developing countries, can be prevented.