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AfriSMC was established by ScienceAfrica and Partners in September 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya, to improve the credibility of media reporting of emerging scientific issues, such as the Coronavirus pandemic.

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For Journalists

We will work tirelessly to avail to science journalists across Africa credible and accurate information on emerging science stories as soon as possible.

For experts

AfriSMC, like all the other SMCs around the world is designed to work help science journalists improve coverage of science issues.

For information officers

Nothing puts pure pressure on a communication officer like a breaking story (good or bad) involving his or her organization.

Global SMCs

The AfriSMC is proud to join a growing network of sister SMCs based across the globe, including the inaugural the United Kingdom, Australia...

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Expert Opinion

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Latest Articles

Explainer: Bats,diseases and role in ecosystem

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Despite being associated with numerous diseases including COVID-19, bats play a crucial role in the ecosystem health, human health and agriculture. Bernard Agwanda, research...

Press Release on Noma Disease

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Strides in Push to Include Noma in WHO list of Neglected Tropical Diseases Nairobi, 3rd March 2023- Tremendous progress has been made in the push...

Expert Opinion on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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Prof. Patrick Ndavi, Coordinator, ACCAF, Kenya More than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), a harmful practice that...

Expert Opinion on Sleeping Sickness and Updates on Treatment

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Dr. Wilfred Kalonji, Head of Clinical Operations, DNDI What is sleeping sickness and how does it affect people? Sleeping sickness is also known as Human African...

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About Africa Science Media Centre

AfriSMC was established by ScienceAfrica and Partners in September 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya, through a small grant from Cornell Alliance for Science principally to work with journalists and scientists on the continent to improve the credibility of media reporting of emerging scientific issues, such as the Coronavirus pandemic.

The first Science Media Centre (SMC) was established in the UK in 2002 after a frenzied and inaccurate media reporting on Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations and autism, GM crops and growing public mistrust of science.

As a result, other new SMCs have been established Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, USA and Malaysia.

 

Funding

Designed to be an independent press society, the AfriSMC’s funding model is not linked to any specific institution or institutional agenda.  Read more