Two people talk to a group of reporters outside in South Africa
Reporters visit an HIV/AIDS facility in Johannesburg as part of a VOA training program.

Health Journalism Training

BBG organized a training on HIV/AIDS for 12 South African journalists in conjunction with a USAID-sponsored conference on maternal and child health. As part of the training, reporters toured the HIV Institute in the suburb of Hillbrow, an area where more than 30 percent of residents are HIV-positive.
At a round-table discussion, medical professionals discussed how to protect patients’ confidentiality while covering the disease. They are talked about new treatments and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.