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Thomson Foundation hosts journalism competition [Worldwide]

Thomson Foundation hosts journalism competition [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 30 and younger working in developing countries can compete for this award. The Thomson Foundation is organizing the 2021 Young Journalist Award, in partnership with the Foreign Press Association (FPA). In previous years, three finalists were flown to London for the gala award night. If traveling is restricted by late November, finalists will be honored in other ways. Journalists working in countries …

Using technology to deal with fake medication – mPharma sets the pace

Using technology to deal with fake medication – mPharma sets the pace

Players in the health sector are being urged to adopt technology in sourcing medication directly from manufacturers. This is one of the means to deal with counterfeit and substandard drugs, which is killing thousands in Africa. Managing Director of mPharma-Ghana, Emmanuel Agyei, said vigilance of professionals in the sector and adoption of modern tools are …

ARHR calls for the submission of abstracts on malaria research and interventions

ARHR calls for the submission of abstracts on malaria research and interventions

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR), has called for the submission of abstracts on malaria research and interventions to be presented at the up-coming Malaria Research Conference to be held in September 2021. In a statement issued in Accra, the Alliance requested that the abstracts from research and academic institutions, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), …

Human rights film festival accepting entries [Worldwide]

Human rights film festival accepting entries [Worldwide]

Documentarians are invited to submit their films on human rights. The Watch Docs Festival, organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, will take place Dec. 3 to 10 in Warsaw, Poland. Entries must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2020. All submissions must be submitted in English or Polish or with English subtitles. The winners will …

7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in July

7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in July

Anew month upcoming means a new set of opportunities for journalists around the world to apply to. Check out these contests, awards and fellowships with deadlines next month. Each opportunity is open to journalists worldwide. Environmental journalism award Deadline: July 1, 2021 News organizations that provide young audiences with information and hope for saving the …

Simple blood tests may help prevent inaccuracy in the diagnosis of severe malaria

Using simple blood tests could help researchers identify children who have been misidentified as having severe malaria, according to a study published today in eLife. Researchers are working to develop better ways to treat severe malaria, which kills about 400,000 children in Africa each year. The discovery could help expedite such research by helping them more …

Fellowships available for online investigative journalism conference [Worldwide]

Fellowships available for online investigative journalism conference [Worldwide]

Print and broadcast journalists from developing and transitioning countries can apply for fellowships to attend an online investigative journalism conference. The Global Investigative Journalist Network (GIJN) is offering fellowships to a limited number of journalists to attend the 2021 Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Nov. 1 to 5. Fellows will get free admission for the full duration of …

Mothers in Keta municipality not consistent in taking children for malaria vaccination – Health Director

Malaria vaccination in Keta municipality has seen much progress in the past months but not without difficulties. In an interview with the Keta Municipal Health Director, Emmanuel Toruka Kona the main problem has been challenges in maintaining the corhort they started with. According to Mr Kona, some of them who started with vaccination at some point had to travel, making it difficult …