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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

Explainer on what the Omicron Variant is

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Prof Walter Jaoko  Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi The genetic number that the Omicron variant has been given is B.1.1.529. It was first...

Explainer on why the new variant is called Omicron

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Prof Walter Jaoko Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi The naming of this variants is based on the Greek alphabets. So why is this...

Press Release: Omicron Unlikely to cause Severe Illness among Vaccinated People

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December 7, 2021, Nairobi, Kenya- Even though available evidence shows that Omicron variant is more transmissible compared to the deadly Delta variant, it is...

Explainer on misuse of pesticides in Kenya.

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Dr. Timothy Njagi Njeru, Ph.D, Development Economist and Research Fellow ,Tegemeo Institute  "I want to say that we acknowledge that we have instances of misuse...

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#Explainer on what the #Omicron Variant is

The genetic number that the Omicron variant has been given is http://B.1.1.529.It was first identified in South Africa on 25th November 2021.
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#Explainer on why the new variant is called #Omicron

Find out more on why this new variant is named Omicron.
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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