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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 …

How freelancers can build independent revenue streams

How freelancers can build independent revenue streams

By establishing independent revenue streams freelancers can gain more control over their situation. While regular clients and an anchor gig can offer some level of reliability, independent streams of revenue, such as paid newsletters, podcasts and video products that complement your work can operate as a financial safety net. These are great to have especially …

Urgent call to African leaders to support women access to lifesaving malaria treatment

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership to End Malaria has Tuesday issued an urgent appeal to leaders and health policymakers across Africa to better protect millions of pregnant women and their newborn children from the devastating consequences caused by malaria in pregnancy. Malaria strikes hardest against pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa, who are …

Tackling Malaria During Pregnancy

In many parts of Western Kenya, the beginning of heavy rainfall is always accompanied by an upsurge of malaria cases. The prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment, hence providing a breeding place for infectious mosquitoes that cause malaria. In malaria-endemic regions like Bungoma and Kakamega County, children below five years …

Trust Conference Changemakers program accepting candidates [Worldwide]

Trust Conference Changemakers program accepting candidates [Worldwide]

Journalists and others committed to developing concrete solutions to pressing human rights issues can apply. The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing the Trust Conference on Nov. 17 and 18 online. The free event will cover two main themes: creating inclusive and sustainable economies, and media freedom, technology and society. As part of the conference, the Changemakers Program will select up …

Greater Kumasi benefits from Larval Source Management Training

Greater Kumasi benefits from Larval Source Management Training

The Deputy Director, Public Health (DDPH) in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Michael Rockson Adjei, has emphasised that Larval Source Management (LSM) was a crucial malaria control intervention. He admonished Ghanaians to embrace this measure when its implementation begins. Dr Adjei made the statement while speaking to journalists at the end of a one-day LSM training …

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, …