Archive for June, 2021

One World Media hosts short docs forum [Worldwide]

One World Media hosts short docs forum [Worldwide]

Filmmakers of short documentaries with new and original narratives can apply for this program. One World Media is organizing the Global Short Docs Forum online in October and November. Twelve filmmakers will be selected to attend a series of online workshops, mentoring and one-to-one pitches with representatives of online platforms. Applicants must submit a documentary project up to 30 minutes …

TEN FACTS ABOUT MALARIA

Nearly half of the world’s population (40%) – approximately 3 billion people – is at risk of contracting malaria. Malaria is spread to humans through bites from mosquitoes infected with a parasite. In 2019, there were an estimated 229 million cases of malaria causing over 400,000 malaria-related deaths. Africa is home to 92% of malaria cases and 93% of malaria-related deaths. Malaria is one of the leading …

Fight against malaria disease at crossroad – Prof Ansah

Fight against malaria disease at crossroad – Prof Ansah

Professor Evelyn Korkor Ansah, Director of Centre for Malaria Research, IHR- University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has said the fight against malaria demands rethinking to undertake things differently for acceleration in progress towards ending it. “It begins with a change in our mindset and attitude towards malaria. We cannot continue to do the …

Severe Malaria Criteria, Features & Definition

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable. Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes, called “malaria vectors.” There are 5 parasite species that cause malaria in humans, and 2 …

Ghana Malaria facts

Malaria is endemic and perennial in Ghana, with pronounced seasonal variations in the northern part of the country. The length of malaria transmission varies by geographic region, depending on the length of the dry season (December–March), during which there is little transmission.[1] There are two major transmission patterns [1] A 6–7-month transmission season in a …

Center for Investigative Journalism summer course [Worldwide]

Center for Investigative Journalism summer course [Worldwide]

Freelance journalists, staff writers and media organizations around the world can attend this online course. As part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021, the Centre for Investigative Journalism is hosting a four-part course on the Story-Based Inquiry method, which has been successfully used by thousands of journalists, academics and NGO researchers. The sessions are: from question to hypothesis, nailing the …

Children with asymptomatic malaria a ‘hidden risk’ to disease control efforts

The role of people infected with malaria without showing symptoms presents a hidden risk to efforts to control the disease after they were found to be responsible for most infections in mosquitoes, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Researchers from the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC), London School of Hygiene & Tropical …

Mongabay is accepting story pitches [Africa]

Mongabay is accepting story pitches [Africa]

Environmental journalists working in French and English can send their feature and video pitches. Mongabay, the popular rainforest information site and source of environmental news, is accepting environmental story pitches from Africa. Mongabay welcomes pitches from experienced journalists for conventional news stories, in-depth features, investigative reports, profiles and case studies. Proposals for fully edited and produced videos up to …