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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 placental malaria

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Dr. Ondigo is a Kenyan fellow with growing expertise in the immunology of infectious parasitic diseases and global health.Outside of his current position as...

Awareness on How to Combat Severe Malaria in Children

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An interview with Dr Henrietta Mensah-Brown, Expert in Malaria Biology and Immunology and African Academy of Sciences Fellow Dr. Henrietta Mensah-Brown holds a Bachelors degree...

Expert opinion on Drug-Resistant Malaria

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Dr. Kiboi is also a Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture andTechnology (JKUAT). He completed his Ph.D. in...

Explainer on the New IPCC report: Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.

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Dr Joseph .N. Mutemi Scientists at the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Science. First, I will just take us through the current science knowledge in the...

More in the media centre

#Africa’s Need for #GMO Bigger than Others, Expert Says

Africa has a more urgent need than the rest of the world to adopt genetically modified organisms for #agricultural improvement, says Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founding director @wacci_gh

➡️🔗https://bit.ly/3MqwIH0

Scientists: Gene Editing Key to Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

Africa must update its regulations to accommodate the gene-edited crops needed to sustainably intensify agriculture to feed the continent’s growing population @IITA_CGIAR @genomeresearch
🔗https://bit.ly/3MnyqJ2

#Climate Change: Africa Could Lose its Livestock by 2045

#Livestock are so important to #Africa that @FAO states that the future of African livestock will influence the development of the entire continent
CC @ILRI
@SmcAfri

➡️🔗https://bit.ly/3PltJBx

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