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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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Latest Articles

Press Release: Marburg Virus Outbreak Highly Unlikely to become a Global Pandemic

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August 3, 2022, Nairobi- The Marburg disease outbreak currently in Ghana is highly unlikely to evolve into a global pandemic like COVID-19 disease because...

Explainers and Expert Opinions on Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa

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Dr. Patrick Osewe Chief of the Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank 1. What do we need to know about...

Expert Opinion on Carbon credits

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By Dr Olufunso Somorin, Regional Principal Officer for Climate Change and Green Growth, at the African Development Bank Carbon credit has been fronted as an...

Expert opinion on Role of Agri-Biotechnology in Mitigating Climate change

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Expert opinion on Role of Agri-Biotechnology in Mitigating Climate change Expert : Joel .W. Ochieng, PhD Programme Leader, Agricultural Biotechnology & Wildlife, the University of Nairobi With...

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Explainers & Expert Opinions on #vaccine Manufacturing in #Africa

There are a number of important aspects involved in vaccine manufacturing.
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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