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AfriSMC, like all the other SMCs around the world is designed to work help science journalists improve coverage of science issues. This requires close collaboration with the experts in various scientific and engineering fields who are able and willing to communicate effectively and with the journalists in a timely manner. Thus, the AfriSMC is building a database of experts who would be able to provide expert opinion on their subjects to the journalists when need arises. Experts will be requested to provide comments on headline issues that will be availed to the journalists through our rapid expert opinion portal.

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Explainer on what the Omicron Variant is

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Prof Walter Jaoko  Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi The genetic number that the Omicron variant has been given is B.1.1.529. It was first...

Explainer on why the new variant is called Omicron

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Prof Walter Jaoko Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi The naming of this variants is based on the Greek alphabets. So why is this...

Press Release: Omicron Unlikely to cause Severe Illness among Vaccinated People

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December 7, 2021, Nairobi, Kenya- Even though available evidence shows that Omicron variant is more transmissible compared to the deadly Delta variant, it is...

Explainer on misuse of pesticides in Kenya.

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Dr. Timothy Njagi Njeru, Ph.D, Development Economist and Research Fellow ,Tegemeo Institute  "I want to say that we acknowledge that we have instances of misuse...

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