Updating your profile
(for KCs previously registered on Healthdev, the old KC site)
Click login, displayed at the top of each page. Enter the email address and password you use for Healthdev.net
This will take you to your Profile Page
Under the section ‘What would you like to do today?’, choose ‘Update your profile’
An online registration form will then appear. Please complete all fields on the form with as much detail as possible. The fields that are marked * are required fields. Details on how to fill out certain fields are outlined below:
Biography Your biography should be between 80 and 400 characters in length. Please explain who you are, what your interests are and why you are a KC.
Gender/HIV status/key population information You are not required to fill out these fields unless you are happy to do so. By choosing a medium or high privacy setting (see below) the information you give here will not show on your public profile.
Blog/Twitter name/Facebook ID/ Flickr username/Skype This allows other KCs and those interested in the KC network to view your presence elsewhere on the web.
Published work If your work is published elsewhere (for instance on a newspaper website) please include the three external pieces you are most proud of (please include a URL and a headline for each piece).
Skills and training/areas of interest Please indicate any relevant skills and training in media, advocacy and research plus any specific areas of interest. This helps us identify who is suitable for any up-and-coming research projects. It also helps us identify training needs.
Privacy settings This allows you to set how much information on your profile is made public on the website.
Registering as a new KC
Click login, displayed at the top of each page (see above). Then click ‘register today’.
Please complete all fields with as much detail as possible on the online registration form. The fields that are marked * are required fields. (Details on how to fill out fields are outlined in the section above).
Once you have submitted this form you will receive an email letting you know your application is being considered.
Once your application to join the KC team has been approved you will receive notification via email. (You will not be able to start posting articles or links until your profile has been approved.)
How to post an article or link
You must be logged in to submit an article or link (you can do this by clicking login, displayed at the top of each page).
Once logged in you can submit an article or link via the KC Community section (submit an article).
You can also submit an articles or links by clicking on ‘Submit an article’ at the top of each page. The following form will then appear (please see below for an explanation of certain fields):
Content: the main text of your story
Intro: this should be no more than three sentences (approx 75 words). It should summarise the main points of your story (i.e. what happened? Who did it happen to? When did it happen? Where did it happen? Why did it happen?) For more information on writing introductions and news stories see the mentoring page in the KC Community section.
Also published in: if you are posting an original story (written by you), which appears elsewhere on the web, please provide the URL.
Category/country: please specify the category and country your article or link relates to.
Your article or link will not appear on keycorrespondents.org until it has been approved but you will be able to view and re-edit any unpublished work. To do, visit the ‘Articles awaiting moderation’ section when logged into your profile page (see below for more information on how to do this).
Once your article has been published you will receive an email telling you your article is now live. This will also include feedback on your work. (Please note: feedback and notification will not be provided on links.)
Uploading multiple images and video
If you have taken multiple images of an event or news story you can upload them onto the KC website and they will appear in the multimedia section. To do this, go to the multimedia section and click on ‘submit images or video’.
If you have written an article to go with your images, fill in the headline and content fields as normal then upload the relevant image files (you can upload as many images as you want by clicking on the + symbol).
If you have not written an article to go with your images, enter a headline and in the content box give a brief description of what the images relate to. Upload the images as before.
If you have video footage you can upload it onto the KC website and it will appear in the multimedia section. Your video must already be uploaded to the internet (e.g. on You Tube) in order for it to be displayed on keycorrespondents.org. If you are unsure how to do this, please email email@example.com .
To upload video to the KC website, go to the multimedia section and click on ‘submit images or video’. If you have written an article to go with your video, fill in the headline and content fields as normal then enter the URL of your video.
If you have not written an article to go with your video, enter a headline and in the content box give a brief description of what the video relates to. Enter the URL as before.
Re-editing pending articles or links
Articles or links will not appear on keycorrespondents.org until they have been approved by the KC editor.
You can view and re-edit unpublished work by logging onto your profile page and accessing your article in the ‘Articles awaiting moderation’ section. Simply click on the article you wish to edit and resubmit it once you have carried out your changes.
You can post comments at the bottom of every article. You do not have to be logged in to do this; simply leave your name, your email address and a comment.
The main sections explained
Articles: this lists all the articles and links posted by KCs. These appear in chronological order and can be filtered by date and by author. You can also search this section using the name of a KC or a keyword.
Issues: to see all the articles written about a particular subject, please visit the issues section. Articles are organised in the following subjects:
Children Human rights
HIV and AIDS TB
Please see each section for the type of stories these categories cover.
Advocacy: this showcases some of the advocacy and research consultations KCs have been involved with and includes a selection of stories from each project.
Multimedia: view videos and images produced by the KCs.
KC Community: this is the space for KCs. The section contains:
Profiles: view all KC profiles. The latest KCs to post will be profiled on the first page of the profile section. You can search for KCs by their name. You can also filter KC profiles by country.
Eforums: view the latest posts from a range of health-related eforums, including the KC eforum.
Opportunities: news of competitions, conferences, scholarships and training workshops will be posted here.
Mentoring: the latest advice on writing news and features for international audiences, plus advice on photography, video editing, blogging, grammar, advocacy and research.
KC Connect: view the latest editions here.
Countries: find articles and Key Correspondents by country.
About: information on the KC programme, including how to become a KC.