Archive for April, 2021

Feminist Journalists Program open [Worldwide]

Feminist Journalists Program open [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in feminism and social justice can apply for this program. The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) has launched the Feminist Journalist Project (FJP), which aims to create a cohort of 15 journalists reporting about the ways in which feminists resist oppression. Participants will receive honorariums of US$15,000 and have access to six online sessions between May 2021 and May 2022. The ideal …

RTS,S malaria vaccine reaches more than 650 000 children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi through groundbreaking pilot programme

RTS,S malaria vaccine reaches more than 650 000 children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi through groundbreaking pilot programme

Malaria vaccine coverage through childhood immunization programme signals strong community demand for vaccine. Two years on from the launch of a pilot programme, more than 1.7 million doses of the world’s first malaria vaccine have been administered in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, benefitting more than 650 000 children with additional malaria protection. The number of children reached …

Invest in fight against malaria to fill funding gap —AMMREN urges African govts

Invest in fight against malaria to fill funding gap —AMMREN urges African govts

he African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN), a Pan-African advocacy group of journalists and scientists, has called on governments of malaria endemic countries to invest in the fight against malaria to fill the funding gap. According to the group, unless countries found innovative ways to mobilise adequate resources to bridge the funding gap, malaria …

More Countries Than Ever Before On The Verge Of Zero Malaria

More Countries Than Ever Before On The Verge Of Zero Malaria

nding malaria critical to beating future pandemics and unlocking economic and societal benefits, leaders say ahead of this year’s World Malaria Day Twenty-four countries around the world have eliminated malaria since 2000, and more countries than ever before are within reach of zero malaria in the coming years. However, leaders must step up investments to …

World Malaria Day: Step up the fight against malaria

World Malaria Day: Step up the fight against malaria

Accra, April 25, GNA – The African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN), has called on stakeholders in the fight against malaria to step up the game to save more lives. This is because, “It is not acceptable that thousands of people, mainly children and pregnant women continue to die needlessly of malaria.” A statement …

WORLD MALARIA DAY 2021 PRESS STATEMENT BY AMMREN

WORLD MALARIA DAY 2021 PRESS STATEMENT BY AMMREN

Sunday, April 25, 2021: The commemoration of the 2021World Malaria Day provides another opportunity for countries to focus on malaria and step up the fight against the disease, that is preventable and treatable disease, yet continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year. The theme for the Day is ‘Zero Malaria Starts with …

Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough

Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough

A malaria vaccine has proved to be 77% effective in early trials and could be a major breakthrough against the disease, say its developers from the University of Oxford. Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa. But despite many vaccines being trialled over the years, none has met the …

World Malaria Day 2021

World Malaria Day 2021

World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25 April each year, is an internationally recognized day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. However, half the world still lives at risk from this …