By Eunice Kilonzo, CARTA Communications Officer, APHRC The Lancet Commission on the future of health in Sub-Saharan Africa is an optimistic lot. A report launched on September 14 personifies this justified...
Eunice is the CARTA Communications Officer. She is in charge of generating content for CARTA website, fact sheet as well as the biannual CARTA newsletter. She will also, jointly with the CARTA secretariat, conduct trainings in communications and knowledge translation for doctoral fellows and CARTA partners.
Before joining APHRC, Eunice was the Senior Health Reporter at the Nation Media Group where for four years and three months she penned memorable and powerful health and Science stories for the Kenyan and International audiences. She graduated in 2013 from the University of Nairobi with a double major in Communications and Political Science. She has a certificate in Solutions Journalism from Rhodes University and is currently a Masters in International Relations student at her Alma Mater.
Eunice is passionate about communications, specifically how to communicate scientific research results and evidence in a creative, simple to understand manner offering solutions of how this can be translated to informed action.
Eunice has won six journalism awards—two of which are international— on reproductive health and public health concerns. She has also been selected for several international fellowships with the recent one being in Geneva, Switzerland on Neglected Tropical Diseases. Eunice has exemplary skills in health communications which include quick editorial decision-making, robust story authentication skills, dependably news judgment. You can read some of her work here.