GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The World Health Organization is accepting proposals from agencies for a contract covering media outreach supporting the launch of its global report on drowning.
However, firms bidding for the work may not "have any affiliation, funding ties, or other relationships with the tobacco or firearms industries," according to RFP documents.
The report, to be known as Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer, will be released in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 6, according to RFP documents. The group will hold a press briefing for the United Nations press corps a few days before its release.
The winning firm will be responsible for drawing up a media strategy and outreach plan and implementing that blueprint, including making press contacts and reaching out to journalists before the report’s release. It will also be responsible for assessing media coverage and recommending future outreach.
A WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability communications officer will serve as liaison to the winning agency.
The contract’s budget was not disclosed. A WHO representative said there is no incumbent agency on the account.
Proposals are due by September 15. The WHO expects to sign the contract on September 29, with work beginning the same day.