2008 Activities

2008 Activities

This contains reports on AMMREN 2008 Awards, Field trip to Dodowa Health Research Centre and Strategic planning workshop & launch of EOM magazine

2008 Activities

World Malaria Day celebrations were introduced on April 25, 2008. In April 2008, AMMREN commemorated its first World Malaria day in its chapters in Ghana, Senegal, The Gambia and Tanzania with a number of activities such as field trips and workshops, including a workshop organised in collaboration with the Malaria Clinical Trials Alliance and the Malaria Consortium in Mozambique to create the platform for Journalists and Scientists involved in the fight against malaria eradication.

World Malaria Day

    1. AMMREN Ghana celebrates World Malaria Day with a workshop and field trips to some health facilities in Prampram and the Dodowa Health Research Centre in the Greater Accra region during the event some AMMREN journalists were presented with awards in recognition of their commitment to reporting on malaria issues
    1. In Senegal, AMMREN held a forum to mark World Malaria Day
    1. AMMREN Mozambique held a joint workshop with UNICEF on World Malaria Day and also participated in a conference in Geneva on climate change and malaria
    1. In Gambia, World Malaria Day was marked with a day’s sensitization workshop for journalists and partners at the head offices of Media Agenda

Other 2008 activities

    1. In 2008, AMMREN organized a Strategic Planning Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    1. AMMREN launched its “Eyes on Malaria” magazine at the International Press Center in Accra, Ghana and in Tanzania
    1. In October 2008, AMMREN Gambia organized a workshop on HIV and Malaria at the Tango Hall Fajara, Gambia.
    1. In December 2008, members of AMMREN Ghana attended a workshop on HIV and Malaria and also visit the Matthew 25 facility, an HIV Health Care centre in Koforidua in the Eastern region of Ghana
    1. In December 2008, members of AMMREN Mozambique toured the Manhica Site in Mozambique and produced a documentary on the on-going malaria researches at the site and also organized a day’s HIV workshop there