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Contest: Seeking Nominations For Untold Stories In Global Health

A patient is pictured at a camp for diarrhea patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Among the past nominations for untold story: the need for vaccines to prevent "severe, deadly diarrhea" in this part of the world.
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A patient is pictured at a camp for diarrhea patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Among the past nominations for untold story: the need for vaccines to prevent "severe, deadly diarrhea" in this part of the world.

Do you know any global health stories that should be getting coverage — but are overlooked by the media?

That's the question behind the Untold Global Health Stories contest, sponsored by the Goats and Soda blog, Global Health Now and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

The goal is to bring vital but neglected stories to the public eye.

We invite our readers to nominate a health issue that deserves urgent attention but has largely been underreported or ignored by the media. We'd suggest focusing on a specific problem in a specific part of the world. Your nomination should include any data and evidence available as well as contact information for groups working on the issue.

You can see examples of past winners and learn more about the contest at the Global Health Now web site. You'll find the entry form here. The contest deadline is November 30.

The prize for the winning entry is free registration for the 2017 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference, to be held April 7-10 in Washington, D.C. That's where the winner and runners-up will be announced.

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Marc Silver
Marc Silver, who edits NPR's global health blog, has been a reporter and editor for the Baltimore Jewish Times, U.S. News & World Report and National Geographic. He is the author of Breast Cancer Husband: How to Help Your Wife (and Yourself) During Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond and co-author, with his daughter, Maya Silver, of My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks: Real-Life Advice From Real-Life Teens. The NPR story he co-wrote with Rebecca Davis and Viola Kosome -- 'No Sex For Fish' — won a Sigma Delta Chi award for online reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.