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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...

Press conferences

Expert Opinion

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Latest Articles

Press Release:-New variants, Violation of COVID-19 Containment Protocols Responsible for Spike in COVID-19 Cases...

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Nairobi, Kenya 16th June, 2021- The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Uganda which have led to a 42-days lockdown in the country has...

Explainer on how a virus becomes a variant and whether it is necessarily a...

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Prof. Walter Jaoko Professor of medical microbiology and tropical medicine, Director KAVI Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi It is important for us to remember...

Explainer on how COVID-19 Vaccines are Developed

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Prof. Walter Jaoko Professor of medical microbiology and tropical medicine, Director KAVI Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi There are different ways of developing vaccines....

Expert Opinion on Cassava Improvement in Africa through Genome Editing

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Dr. Ihuoma Okwuonu,Plant Biotechnologist and Chief Research Scientist at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) in Umudike, Nigeria said: "We are using genome editing...

More in the media centre

#Press Release:-New #variants, Violation of #COVID-19 Containment Protocols Responsible for Spike in COVID-19 Cases in #Uganda
@newvisionwire
@MinofHealthUG
@Response4Africa
https://bit.ly/3wDfmyJ

As COVID-19 infections continue to rise across the country, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has asked all drivers to stay home.

https://bit.ly/3wJ59Rq | #VisionUpdates | #NewVisionAt35

#Join us as Dr John Masasabi explains more on #County Governments #Covid-19 Prevention and #Mitigation Strategies
@KenyattaUni
@ScienceAfrica5

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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