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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

Expert Opinion on Covid-19 Vaccines Facts and Myths, Kenyan Experience

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Prof Walter Jaoko, Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research at University of Nairobi, Kenya, said: Covid-19 Third-Wave in Kenya  “Covid-19 is caused by a group of viruses...

Expert Reactions to Drugs for Neglected Diseases and Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic

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Dr Monique Wasunna, the Director Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) Africa, said: “There are over one billion people affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)...

Expert Reaction to Covid-19 Cases Management and Vaccine Roll-Out: The Hits and Misses in...

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Dr Menelas Nkeshimana, Head of Department of Accident and Emergency at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, said: “Vaccinating one part of the world or...

Expert Reaction to Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change in Africa

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Prof Shem Wandiga,Former Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, said: “In Africa continent, adaption is the only thing we can do. And...

More in the media centre

#CLIMATE TRANSPARENCY REPORT

COMPARING G20 CLIMATE ACTION AND RESPONSES TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS
https://www.climate-transparency.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Climate-Transparency-Report-2020.pdf

@ClimateT_G20
@AfricanClimate

#SaveTheDate #08May
High Level Emergency Virtual Meeting of @_AfricanUnion MoHs on the COVID19 Situation in #Africa to Review the state of the pandemic & Evaluate the implementation of the Joint Continental Strategy One year after. @Presidence_RDC @CyrilRamaphosa @AUC_MoussaFaki.

In many cases, the more the mosquito population is reduced by gene drive mosquitoes, the less likely potential harms are to be realized, reports @mark_lynas.
https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2021/05/pioneering-study-examines-potential-risks-of-using-gene-drive-mosquitoes-to-control-malaria-in-africa/

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