29 Garden Street , East Legon, Accra. Ghana.

+233 (0) 303-933-452 or (+233) 553-442-105 info@ammren.org


  • AMMREN trains African journalists to report effectively on malaria and other diseases and to interpret scientific data. We build capacity of scientists and researchers to work effectively with the media. AMMREN has trained over 300 African journalists and student 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 and interpret scientific data. AMMREN continues to organise series of online training programmes for journalists on malaria.
  • AMMREN is collaborating with the Ghana Health Service to train journalists across the country on Community Scorecard Assessment under a 5-year Community Scorecard Expertise France project 
  • AMMREN also currently organises training on Communication Skills for Health Professionals


Are you a Health Journalist? Are you a Student Journalist? Are you a Health Professional? Do you work with a health-related NGOs? This is your chance to sharpen your skills in journalism and health reporting. African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) has opportunities to build your capacity and skills in specialized areas through  short courses to build your capacity in these areas!!! The training is online and face-to-face


  1. Medical Journalism

The course exposes the candidate to the unique requirements of gathering, processing and dissemination of health information. The course builds the candidate in the principles of ethical communication using the traditional and new media channels. The course is meant to school the participants in the vocabulary of public health and the best standard practices of advocacy, to ensure that health communication messages are rooted in the needs, language and context of the ordinary person.

Key areas:

  • Communicating Health issues effectively
  • Ethics and Medical Journalism
  • The role of the media in health promotion
  • Interpreting scientific reports/data for news
  • Engaging the community in health communication
  • Health communication and social media
  • Developing the health message (group work)
  • Presentation, Wrap up/ Evaluation, Closing

Expected Outcome

  • Participants acquire skills in effective health communication
  • Participants acquire skills to interpret scientific data for effective communication
  • Participants able to effectively report on health interventions and outcomes.

Target Groups

  • Journalists
  • Students in media studies
  • Public Relations Officers
  • Employees of NGOs working in health
  • General Public

 Duration: 3 Days


  1. Module for Communication Skills for Health Professionals

The course will build the skills of Health Professionals to be aware of communication ‘speed bumps’ that affect peoples’ comprehension of health messages.  The module will prepare health professionals on how to package health information devoid of the usual technical language, jargon and in a humane manner. It gives participants the know-how to relay health messages using practical examples of everyday life and presenting information in a shape that is logical and meaningful to digest easily.

Key Areas

  • Persuasive Communication
  • Effective Communication:
  • Media advocacy in public health
  • Identifying appropriate media tools for health communication
  • Effective writing and presentation skills
  • Working with the Media
  • Using New Media to promote Health
  • Developing the message (Practical Session)
  • Presenting the message (Practical Session)

Expected Outcome

  • Participants acquire skills to break down scientific data into simple language
  • Participants acquire skills for effective health communication
  • Participants acquire writing and presentation skills
  • Participants gain understanding of how the media works

Target Groups

  • Medical Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Health Professionals

Duration: 3 Days