There is effective cholera vaccine in Kenya

Cholera is the fastest killer disease in the world ahead of Ebola. It takes only four hours for an infected person to succumb to cholera infection. The recent outbreaks of cholera in Kenya caused the deaths of over 5 people. And this was a harsh loss to the country, which is also haunted by cattle rustling, banditry and terrorism. The cholera outbreaks were so costly and a b...
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WFSJ International Board Elections – 2017

Four (4) international board positions for the World Federation of Science Journalists will be elected this year — replacing 2 current board members and adding 2 new positions. These positions will be filled through an online election process by secure electronic voting. The list of candidates will be posted on 21 July 2017. The list of voting delegates from member associ...
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Global Call for Entries: 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

The contest year for the 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards will close on July 15 . Be sure to enter your best work that appeared in print, online or on air between July 16, 2016, and July 15, 2017. The entry deadline is August 1, 2017. Thanks to an expanded endowment from The Kavli Foundation, the competition is open to professional journalists from around the w...
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Journalists Share their World Conference Experiences: Rosalia Omungo

Rosalia Omungo, news editor and reporter for the environment and science at the Kenya Public Broadcasting Corporation and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, shares her experience attending the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists and why she plans to attend the WCSJ 2017 in San Francisco.     Source: World Federation of Science Journalists...
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2016 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards now open

The 2016 AAAS Kavli Science Journalist contest is now underway, and we encourage you to enter your best work for judging by your peers. The contest year is 16 July 2015 to 15 July 2016. The entry deadline is 1 August 2016. There is no entry fee. The awards program, started in 1945, encourages better public understanding of science and its impact. The media landscape may ...
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Call for Session Proposals – WCJS2017

The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists will bring together 1,200–1,400 professionals dedicated to incisive, engaging, accurate, and high-quality science journalism. The conference will build global networks and skills for science communication and provide an opportunity for journalists to explore emerging science as well as crucial issues at the interface of science...
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Knight Science Journalism Program selects fellowship class of 2016-17

  The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT (KSJ), a global fellowship program for journalists covering science, technology, health, and the environment, has announced that 10 journalists, representing five countries, have been selected to join the program’s 34th class of fellows. The KSJ Class of 2016-17 includes journalists with award-winning backgrounds acr...
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Mushrooms and spirulina are health solutions

Mushrooms and spirulina may pass as shrubs that grow in the wild with no proper attention as man tender to crops that matter in Western Kenya – maize, millet and beans. But unknown to many, the two are medicinal and have been used as a therapy for many decades in Africa. “The two are a wonder of nature for health and sustainable livelihood that are yet to be discovered an...
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