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Operational grants available [Africa]

Operational grants available [Africa]

Media organizations that go beyond stereotypical narratives about Africa can apply for funding. Africa No Filter is accepting applications for its Operational Grants. The grants are intended for programs that demonstrate how their work positively supports contemporary African narratives and empowers young African creatives. Selected organizations will receive up to US$50,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling …

One World Media organizes competition

One World Media organizes competition

Journalists can submit works that have been printed, broadcast or screened either in the United Kingdom or internationally for a global audience. The One World Media Awards honor underreported stories on social, political or cultural life in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and former Soviet republics. The competition has 15 categories, celebrating work from …

A New Target for Malaria Vaccines

A New Target for Malaria Vaccines

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 246, Issue 1, January, 2021, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1535370220961764) describes a new target for the development therapies and vaccines for malaria. The study from the West African Centre for Cell Biology of infectious Pathogens at the University of Ghana in Accra (Ghana) reports that peptide antibodies against a new merozoite protein (PF3D7_1459400) block parasite entry into …

Online violence, fueled by disinformation and political attacks, deeply harms women journalists

Online violence, fueled by disinformation and political attacks, deeply harms women journalists

This research was co-written by Julie Posetti, Nermine Aboulez, Kalina Bontcheva, Jackie Harrison and Silvio Waisbord. An alarmingly high number of women journalists are now targets of online attacks associated with orchestrated digital disinformation campaigns. The impacts include self-censorship, retreat from visibility, an increased risk of physical injury, and a serious mental health toll. The main …

2020 WORLD MALARIA REPORT PUBLISHED

2020 WORLD MALARIA REPORT PUBLISHED

The World malaria report, published annually, provides a comprehensive update on global and regional malaria data and trends. The report tracks investments in malaria programmes and research as well as progress across all intervention areas: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance. It also includes dedicated chapters on malaria elimination and on key threats in the fight against …

WHO calls on global health partners to step up the fight against malaria

WHO calls on global health partners to step up the fight against malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year. A better targeting of interventions, new tools and increased funding are needed to change the global trajectory of the disease …