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‘Malaria is an endemic disease in our communities’

The Deputy Director of Public Health (DDPH), the Eastern Regional Health Directorate, Dr John Ekow Otoo, has stated that “malaria is one of the endemic diseases in our communities.’ He, therefore, advised Ghanaians to take malaria preventive measures seriously. Dr Otoo made the observation while speaking to journalists after a one-day Larval Source Management (LSM) …

Our target is zero malaria in Ghana – AGAMal

Our target is zero malaria in Ghana – AGAMal

The Head of Operations of AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Limited (AGAMal), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), says the organisation aims to ensure that no malaria cases are recorded in Ghana. “We dream that very soon, we have to reach zero malaria in Ghana, and that would come through some of the interventions of AGAMal as well …

2021 online journalism contest open [Worldwide]

2021 online journalism contest open [Worldwide]

Online journalists, digital news organizations and students worldwide can apply for an award. The Online News Association (ONA) is accepting entries for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards recognizing excellence in digital reporting. Award categories include data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation, general excellence and more. This year’s competition features three new categories: pandemic coverage; social justice reporting; …

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 …