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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.

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...

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