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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.

The center will also help experts find experienced journalist to share their stories. Click below to become a member of this elite group of scientists and engineers impacting lives through effective communication with the media. For scientists with little media experience, the Center will liaise with like-minded organizations and media houses to avail them capacity building opportunities.

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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Expert Opinion on Cassava Improvement in Africa through Genome Editing

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