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USAID head stresses value of global health journalism

December 9, 2011

USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah with Nieman Curator Ann Marie Lipinski. Photo by Lisa Abitbol.

Speaking before journalists and policymakers at Harvard on Dec. 8, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah discussed USAID initiatives that are saving the lives of people around the globe, including successful programs to reduce child mortality rates. Shah urged the journalists present to continue to cover efforts to assist the world's poor, adding that global health professionals "have a lot to learn from those of you who bring genuine journalistic skills and critical insights to that task."

The event was co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation, GlobalPost and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation ahead of a workshop on "Global Health and Storytelling in the Digital Age."
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