The African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) is a registered non-governmental organization made up of a network of African journalists and scientists working together towards the control and elimination of malaria. Established in 2006, AMMREN is based in Accra, Ghana. AMMREN has over the past 17 years been actively involved in media advocacy for the elimination of malaria and other diseases on the African continent. AMMREN started chapters in 10 African countries, namely, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and The Gambia, with over 300 members currently on its database across Africa. The network is now open to all active journalists in mainstream media and freelancers irrespective of their sex. AMMREN employment policy is gender inclusive and does not discriminate between males and females. The same policy applies to interns and volunteers.
AMMREN is the only media Network that worked closely with scientists and researchers who carried out the RTS.S malaria vaccine in 11 sites in seven (7) African countries.
The vision of AMMREN is to see a society of well-informed people working together to end malaria and other diseases in Africa.
AMMREN members produced articles to disseminate timely information on the vaccine to communities. It has since 2012, expanded its activities to cover other infectious, emerging and non-communicable diseases such as Ebola and diabetes.
AMMREN currently hosts a 100-member National Malaria Media Coalition (NMMC). The Coalition is an initiative of the National Malaria Control Programme of Ghana and Speak Up Africa of Senegal.