Sudan: Steps Towards Reporting the Nation's Health

Health journalism has not been a priority for the media in Sudan partly because most news organizations do not recruit specialized health journalists, and partly because they do not provide training and resources to support coverage of health issues. In general, stories about health in the Sudanese media tend to be superficial and lacking relevant research and analysis.

However, the impact of COVID-19 has changed the editorial priorities of Sudanese media outlets and now health issues focusing on the consequences of the pandemic are in high demand. This guidance provides clear steps for reporting on health issues accurately without sensationalizing or stigmatizing.