Data is crucial for treating diseases, cancer, and mental health, WHO Chief Scientist tells SciDev.Net

Sir Jeremy Farrar, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), has told SciDev.Net in an exclusive opinion piece interview that better data is crucial for treating infectious diseases as well as heart disease, cancer, and mental health. Dr Farrar said investments in scientific systems are vital – particularly in…
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SciDev.Net provides communication training in Tanzania to help highlight risks of neglected tropical diseases

SciDev.Net – through its Script training programme – has given some important communication lessons to journalists and researchers in Tanzania to help them better tell the story of the risks posed by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Dr Charles Wendo, SciDev.Net’s training coordinator, delivered a three-day workshop at the request of…
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SciDev.Net provides workshop at 2023 African Science Granting Councils’ Annual Forum

SciDev.Net has provided a workshop in science communication at the 2023 Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) Annual Forum and the Global Research Council (GRC) Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Meeting in Mombasa, Kenya. The aim of the Forum and Regional Meeting was for Science Granting Councils to engage with the global network…
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SciDev.Net to provide media training to Science Granting Councils in Africa

MAS in Integrated Crop Management, Class of 2020. Jordan Sichona from Zambia.
SciDev.Net are to help members of the Science Granting Council Initiative (SGCI) in sub-Saharan Africa better communicate their research to the media, policymakers and wider public. SciDev.Net – whose Script training programme already provides free training and networking resources for journalists, scientists to communicate science in an engaging and accurate…
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Story suggesting Latin America is the new ‘US plastic dump’ wins SciDev.Net Journalism Awards

A story written by Mexican journalist Aleida Rueda – which suggests Latin America is the new ‘US plastic dump’ – has won the overall prize in the annual SciDev.Net Journalism Awards. The SciDev.Net awards are judged every year by SciDev.Net’s Editorial Advisory Group members, who said the story, published in…
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Sign-up for SciDev.Net debate exploring pesticide risks in Kenya

Farmer spraying pesticides
SciDev.Net is inviting those interested in mitigating pesticide risks in fresh fruits and vegetables in Kenya to sign-up for a webinar to debate the associated issues this Friday 23 June 2023 at 2pm East African time. Dr Dorah Kilalo, a lecturer in the Plant Science and Crop Protection Department at…
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