Archive for August, 2021

Trial suggests malaria sickness could be cut by 70%

Trial suggests malaria sickness could be cut by 70%

A new approach to protecting young African children from malaria could reduce deaths and illness from the disease by 70%, a study suggests. Giving them vaccines before the worst season in addition to preventative drugs produced “very striking” results, London researchers say. The trial followed 6,000 children aged under 17 months in Burkina Faso and …

What to know when reporting on the delta variant

What to know when reporting on the delta variant

The global fight against COVID-19 is far from over. As the pandemic continues, the delta variant presents a new wave of challenges and further emphasizes the importance of redoubling efforts to combat the virus. If you are reporting on this more contagious variant’s impact on people around the world, Peter van Heusden, a bioinformatician at the South …

8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in September

8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in September

With September quickly approaching, many are ready for a fresh start, and eager to find new opportunities. Check out these fellowships, festivals and grant applications with deadlines next month. Each opportunity is open to journalists globally. Human rights film festival  Deadline: September 3, 2021 Documentary filmmakers who focus on human rights can submit their work to …

Some 5,522 tested positive for malaria in Adaklu up June

Out of 13,237 people who were tested for suspected malaria cases in the Adaklu district between January and June, this year, 5,522 tested positive. During the same period in 2020, 8,721 people were tested and 3,490 tested positive. Mr. Robert Bedie, Adaklu District Malaria Focal Person disclosed this at a one-day Malaria Community Sensitization Intervention …