Communicating on health data in Botswana

The use of data and statistics is vital for a functioning data cycle, and media and public relations professionals are important actors in ensuring that data and statistics are used. Effective collaboration between statisticians and journalists is vital in ensuring that data and statistics are used by the media and eventually influence public discourse and policy making. For the first time, PARIS21, alongside partners Statistics Botswana and the WHO Botswana, has developed a communications training programme specifically targeting communicating health data and statistics.
photo shows a group of Botswanan journalists and statisticians in a meeting room