Archive for May, 2021

World Health Assembly adopts new resolution on malaria

World Health Assembly adopts new resolution on malaria

The World Health Assembly, the main governing body of the World Health Organization, has adopted a new resolution that aims to revitalize and accelerate efforts to end malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim more than 400 000 lives annually. Led by the United States of America and Zambia – and co-sponsored by Botswana, …

Future of journalism conference to take place online [Worldwide]

Future of journalism conference to take place online [Worldwide]

Undergraduate and graduate students ages 18 to 25 who are committed to a career in journalism can apply to attend this conference. Future News Worldwide 2021, organized by the British Council and media partners, will take place online July 14 and 15. The event aims to help young people develop journalism skills and establish the United Kingdom as a global leader …

Contest focuses on reporting on governance, development [Africa]

Contest focuses on reporting on governance, development [Africa]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can compete for this award. The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) organizes the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA). Contestants must be journalists from print, electronic and online media in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone countries in West Africa. The contest has eight categories, including telecoms and information technology, human rights, environmental reporting, health, …

‘Malaria is an endemic disease in our communities’

The Deputy Director of Public Health (DDPH), the Eastern Regional Health Directorate, Dr John Ekow Otoo, has stated that “malaria is one of the endemic diseases in our communities.’ He, therefore, advised Ghanaians to take malaria preventive measures seriously. Dr Otoo made the observation while speaking to journalists after a one-day Larval Source Management (LSM) …

Our target is zero malaria in Ghana – AGAMal

Our target is zero malaria in Ghana – AGAMal

The Head of Operations of AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Limited (AGAMal), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), says the organisation aims to ensure that no malaria cases are recorded in Ghana. “We dream that very soon, we have to reach zero malaria in Ghana, and that would come through some of the interventions of AGAMal as well …

2021 online journalism contest open [Worldwide]

2021 online journalism contest open [Worldwide]

Online journalists, digital news organizations and students worldwide can apply for an award. The Online News Association (ONA) is accepting entries for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards recognizing excellence in digital reporting. Award categories include data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation, general excellence and more. This year’s competition features three new categories: pandemic coverage; social justice reporting; …