FACTS CHECK

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.

GMO Misinformation Highest in Africa Media, New Study Shows

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Nairobi, 25th November, 2022- A research paper released by The Alliance for Science shows that...

Expert Opinion on prioritizing loss and damages at COP 27

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With the twenty-seventh United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP)...

Expert opinion on climate finance being a top agenda at COP 27

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With the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) set to be held in Egypt at...

Expert reaction to study looking at integrating human stem cell-derived brain-like tissue in the brains of newborn rats

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Abstract : Stroke is the second leading cause of death and main cause of disability worldwide,...

Press Release: Marburg Virus Outbreak Highly Unlikely to become a Global Pandemic

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August 3, 2022, Nairobi- The Marburg disease outbreak currently in Ghana is highly unlikely to...