Health Journalist, Nigeria Health Watch
"Look around you, everything you see is possible because of science..."
Chibuike Alagboso is a Health Journalist working at Nigeria Health Watch, where he researches and writes on various health topics from a solution journalism perspective. He started his media and communications journey in 2013 when he co-founded a health news blog following his interest in technology and photography. He has since volunteered in various capacities including as a Citizen Journalist for Key Correspondents Network, a program supported by the HIV/AIDS Alliance UK and received media scholarships to cover the International Conference on Family Planning, in Indonesia and the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. He also volunteered as the country coordinator of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning.
Chibuike is a 2017 fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and spent six weeks developing leadership skills at Drake University Iowa. He is a 2019 LEDE fellow of the Solutions Journalism Network and will help spread the practice of solutions journalism in Nigeria. The World Federation of Science Journalists selected him and other African-based journalists to participate in a week-long science writing workshop in Oxfordshire, England.
Beyond writing solutions stories for Nigeria Health Watch, he contributes Thought Leadership pieces, helps organize health/policy events, online campaigns/advocacies and provides communications support for other organisations.
Chibuike trained as a Medical Laboratory Scientist at Imo State University.