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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 …

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 …

Gifty Anti named Ghana’s new Malaria Advocate and Champion

Gifty Anti named Ghana’s new Malaria Advocate and Champion

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the National Malaria Advocacy Committee (NMAC), has introduced Gifty Naana Dansoa Anti, a Journalist as Ghana’s New Malaria Advocate and Champion.2 She is also the current Chief Executive Officer of GDA Media limited, producers of the Stand Point Television programme, which she hosts, and …

How to make your freelance reporting sustainable

How to make your freelance reporting sustainable

Newsroom layoffs have become an evergreen storyline in the media industry today. More than 16,000 newsroom jobs in the U.S. were slashed in 2020, across local newsrooms and media giants alike. Whether by choice or increasingly out of necessity, it is clear that more and more journalists are turning to freelancing. I was intimidated when I began …