About Us

The Health Journalists Network in Uganda (HEJNU) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues in Uganda.

The Health Journalists Network in Uganda, so far has 70 members — all working journalists reporting on health in various media houses all over country, in print, TV, radio and online and it is still growing.
It also has a high number of non-journalist partners it works closely with including scientists, researchers and health communication professionals..

Our Vision

HEJNU envisions a healthy Ugandan society, capable of making good treatment decisions, which is well informed on public health care issues through excellence in health journalism.

What we do

Through a network of health journalists throughout the country, HEJNU aims to improve the quality, accuracy, intensity and visibility of health reporting, broadcasting, writing and editing

 

Goals & Objectives
  • To improve the standard of health reporting, writing, broadcasting and editing.
  • Focus on increasing the quantity, understanding and sustainability of health issues in the media.
  • To mainstream health journalism in Uganda.
  • To develop a strong and vibrant community of health reporters across the country.
  • To raise the profile of health journalism and healthcare in Uganda.
  • To disseminate relevant information on health, new advances, innovations and medical research that will enable the public make informed treatment choices when seeking medical care.
  • To influence decision making on health policy implementation
  • Train, empower and support health journalists with information to disseminate to the public
  • Strengthen the relationship between the media and the wider society including the academia, government officials, scientists, researchers and communication experts
  • Carry out health research