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How to ensure the safety of sources in marginalized communities

When reporting in the field, journalists must mitigate safety risks for their sources. They can do so by preparing ahead of time, developing safety analyses and security plans. One common step journalists can take when interviewing whistle-blowers, for instance, is to anonymize the subject using voice and visual distortion. People […]


Fighting malaria in Ghana- Time to monitor and legislate treated net distribution and use

The cliché among a section of Ghanaians that things received at no personal cost are less valued is what appears to be playing out with the Ghana Health Service’s distribution of Long Lasting Treated Nets (LLTN) to Ghanaians as part of the national strategies to eliminate malaria from the country. Despite […]


Sustained financing key to fighting NTDs in Ghana – GHS

The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Programme of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has called for a sustained financing and cross-sectoral approaches to fight the menace in the country. The lack of resources, the Programme notes, has become a significant barrier to the control, elimination, and eradication of NTDs in the […]


3-dose malaria vaccine set to revolutionise malaria prevention in Africa

New research has confirmed that a three-dose malaria vaccine is both safe and effective in West African adults, including those previously exposed to malaria. Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) led work on the Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite (PfSPZ) vaccine. The clinical trial, […]


African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) receives an award for EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA AND MALARIA ADVOCACY at the maiden edition of the Ghana Malaria Excellence Awards organised by the National Malaria Control Programme(NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service.


As part of AMMREN’s activities to mark World Malaria Day 2022, AMMREN embarked on a fieldtrip to the KIntampo Health Research center with journalists to enable them interact with community members, who are beneficiaries of malaria interventions.

After Covid jab, BioNTech sets sights on malaria vaccine

Germany’s BioNTech, which developed a coronavirus vaccine with US giant Pfizer in record time, said Monday it aimed to start trialling a malaria vaccine next year using the same breakthrough mRNA technology. If successful, the vaccine could be a crucial step in the fight against the mosquito-borne disease, which kills […]

Engaging women in the news is vital for media outlets

Millions of young women around the world have shared stories about how they don’t see themselves reflected in the news, feeling like they don’t exist. The 2021 Reuters Institute Digital News report, released last month, has revealed the shocking challenge that news organizations face with young female audiences. On a global […]


Simple blood tests may help prevent inaccuracy in the diagnosis of severe malaria

Using simple blood tests could help researchers identify children who have been misidentified as having severe malaria, according to a study published today in eLife. Researchers are working to develop better ways to treat severe malaria, which kills about 400,000 children in Africa each year. The discovery could help expedite such […]

Malaria In Pregnancy: How Does It Affect Pregnant Woman And The Developing Baby?

Pregnant women have a compromised immune system, which makes them more vulnerable to other diseases. Know what happens when pregnant women contract malaria. As the country reels against the ferocious wave of Covid-19, the last thing we want is the outbreak of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria in India. The […]