AMMREN Blog

Understanding malaria

Understanding malaria

Cerebral malaria is a severe type of malaria that affects the brain. It causes around 400 000 deaths each year, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa and in children under five years old. To help understand – and ultimately to fight – this disease, EMBL researchers from the Bernabeu group at EMBL Barcelona have created in vitro …

UK government offers media freedom fellowship [Sub-Saharan Africa]

UK government offers media freedom fellowship [Sub-Saharan Africa]

Media professionals with demonstrable leadership skills can apply for this fellowship in London. The University of Westminster hosts the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF), funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Fellows will participate in the eight-week program titled “New Media for a New Africa: Freedom of Speech, Economic Prosperity and Good Governance,” which combines journalism values and …

Malaria campaigns fight off Covid disruptions to deliver programmes

Malaria campaigns fight off Covid disruptions to deliver programmes

More than 90% of anti-malaria campaigns planned this year across four continents are on track, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research. The delivery of insecticide-treated nets and provision of antimalarial medicinesin the majority of malaria-affected countriesacross Africa, Asia and the Americas were still going ahead, a high-level meeting organised by …

Contest highlights coverage of women’s entrepreneurship [Africa]

Contest highlights coverage of women’s entrepreneurship [Africa]

Women journalists and bloggers working in Africa for media whose primary audience is based in Africa can apply. The APO Group, a pan-African communications and business consultancy, presents the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award, which aims to recognize, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support women’s entrepreneurship in Africa. Works must have broadcast or …

Malaria Control Programme inspects mosquito control exercise in Accra, Kumasi

Malaria Control Programme inspects mosquito control exercise in Accra, Kumasi

The Programme Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Keziah Malm, has inspected ongoing larval source management activity being undertaken by Zoomlion Ghana Limited in some parts of the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions. Larval source management is part of integrated vector management which targets the killing of …

Ghana Malaria Media Award launched

Ghana Malaria Media Award launched

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in Ghana, the African Media and MalariaResearch Network (AMMREN) and Speak Up Africa have come together as partners to launch anation-wide Media Awards as part of the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” campaign to recognizepublicly and celebrate Ghanaian journalists who excel in malaria reporting.The launch of the award follows …