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On March 4, over 80 private sector companies were represented at the virtual Private Sector Roundtable, as part of the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign – a Pan-African movement mobilising all sectors of society to work towards the elimination of malaria by 2030. The roundtable event sought to increase the awareness of private sector companies about the …

El Salvador certified as malaria-free by WHO

El Salvador certified as malaria-free by WHO

El Salvador is first Central American country to achieve this status, third in all of the Americas in recent years El Salvador today became the first country in Central America to be awarded a certification of malaria elimination by the World Health Organization (WHO). The certification follows more than 50 years of commitment by the …

Contest seeks statistical excellence in journalism [Worldwide]

Contest seeks statistical excellence in journalism [Worldwide]

Print, online and broadcast journalists with works in English can enter this contest. The UK’s Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is accepting entries for its journalism awards, which recognize journalists’ use of numbers to tell a story. Works must have been published or broadcast in 2020. The categories are data visualization; explaining the facts; investigative journalism; and coronavirus reporting. …

Breakthrough Test for Malaria Developed

Breakthrough Test for Malaria Developed

After nearly a decade of research, a new test that detects the magnetic properties of malaria-infected blood could soon be used to help eliminate the mosquito-borne disease. Dr Stephan Karl, a Senior Research Fellow in Malaria and Vector Biology at James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, has led an international study …

Knight Center presents MOOC on newsletter strategies [Worldwide]

Knight Center presents MOOC on newsletter strategies [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in creating or improving their newsletters can enroll in this course. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offers the free course “Newsletter strategies for journalists: how to create, grow and monetize newsletters” Feb. 22 to March 21. The course is divided into four modules covering: choosing the right newsletter, …

Sustained media advocacy on malaria needed in the midst of COVID-19 and Ebola

Sustained media advocacy on malaria needed in the midst of COVID-19 and Ebola

The need for sustained media advocacy on malaria has become critical following the emergence of the COVID-19, which shares similar symptoms with malaria. There is a stronger case now for intensifying public education around malaria, with the looming danger of a potential outbreak of another deadly viral disease, Ebola, reported in Guinea, with implications for …

Be aware of the similarities between malaria and Covid-19, experts warn

Be aware of the similarities between malaria and Covid-19, experts warn

With South Africa’s intensive care units crammed full of Covid-19 patients, even as the second infection surge slowly wanes, a new warning about malaria’s starkly similar initial presenting symptoms was issued on Thursday. Professor Lucille Blumberg, epidemiology deputy director at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) and a veteran of disease-outbreak monitoring and prevention issued the warning at a webinar. She …

AU chalks huge success in combating malaria amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

AU chalks huge success in combating malaria amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

President Uhuru Kenyatta, chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, announced the progress that has been made in responding to malaria amidst the COVID-19 public health emergency. The third Zero Malaria Starts With Me annual Africa Malaria Progress Report highlights the achievements, challenges, and future directions in Africa’s battle to defeat malaria. Since the launch …

Contest honors women’s courage, achievement in journalism [Worldwide]

Contest honors women’s courage, achievement in journalism [Worldwide]

Full-time and freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media in any country can be nominated for an award. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its Courage in Journalism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards honor women who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in journalism under difficult or dangerous circumstances. Winners typically receive cash prizes, which have …