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Nothing puts pure pressure on a communication officer like a breaking story (good or bad) involving his or her organization. The communication officer must support his or her scientists and engineers to get the story right, quickly, while also attending to the needs of the media. The AfriSMC, which works to improve the quality, depth and breadth of coverage of science issues in the African media, is here to help. It is a neutral and independent platform where scientists can speak out to the media alongside other scientists, who may or may not have differing views.

We can also help you develop professionally by connecting you to our credible affiliate institutions offering some professional development opportunities such as seminars, workshops and mentorship in communication skills. The center will also publish useful communication skills guides and toolkits that you may tap into. And for the experienced communication officer, here is an opportunity for you to develop others as well.

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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