Who We AreAbout Us

AMMREN focuses on promoting malaria research communication in Africa through partnership with research institutions.

Who We AreThe AMMREN Story

African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) was formed in November 2006, and it is a network of African journalists and scientists working together to reduce the burden of malaria, which is endemic in most parts of Africa and the number one killer of children under five.

Nineteen print and electronic media journalists from nine African countries formed the network out of a media-training workshop on reporting on Malaria Research in Africa held in Accra, Ghana in 2006, with sponsorship from Malaria Clinical Trial Alliance(MCTA).

AMMREN now has a membership of more than hundred journalists in ten African countries. The current participating African countries are Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania.


To become the leader in the provision of information on malaria research, prevention, control and elimination in Africa.


To promote timely communication of malaria research findings and outcomes in Africa through strengthened collaboration between malaria researchers and journalists.


Fair and responsible reporting Linking malaria research outputs to communities Respect for differing opinions Putting malaria research first

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What We Have Done So Far AMMREN Achievements

AMMREN has trained over 300 African journalists and students journalists to report effectively on malaria and health in general

AMMREN has built the capacity of African journalists to design and implement malaria and health related projects

AMMREN has created a platform for journalists to work together to eliminate malaria from Africa.

AMMREN has commemorated world Malaria Day since 2007, carrying out sensitization programs on malaria and distributing insecticide treated bed nets.

AMMREN has produced documentaries on malaria for broadcast globally.

AMMREN has published over 18 editions of its flagship magazine ‘Eyes on Malaria’ and circulated more than 10,000 copies globally. It is also online at www.eyesonmalaria.org