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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 : Ghana urged to Increase Public Education on COVID-19

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Nairobi, 27 June, 2022-Ghana has been urged to increase public education on COVID-19 to increase the level of knowledge on the pandemic while reducing...

Expert opinion on Schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths in Africa

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With World Health Organization(WHO’s) road map for neglected tropical diseases2021−2030 requiring countries to eliminate at least one Neglected Tropical Diseases(NTDs) by 2030, countries are...

Expert opinion on placental malaria

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Dr. Barthlomew Ondigo is a Fellow at the African Academy of Sciences with growing expertise in the immunology of infectious parasitic diseases and global...

Awareness on How to Combat Severe Malaria in Children

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Dr. Henrietta Mensah-Brown holds a PhD in molecular biology of infectious diseases from the University of Ghana. Her research areas are malaria biology and...

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#Press Release : Ghana urged to Increase Public Education on #COVID-19

A recent study published on @PLOSGPH shows high rates of stigma & discrimination towards COVID-19 survivors
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#Press Release : Ghana urged to Increase Public Education on #COVID-19

A recent study published on @PLOSGPH shows high rates of stigma & discrimination towards COVID-19 survivors.

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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