Medico Journalism

Tanzania: How Speed-Dating Practice Can Boost Science Journalism

Dar es Salaam. Imagine being a scientist, toiling away in your lab, making revolutionary discoveries that could potentially improve people’s lives. But your research...

Tanzanian AI Health Scientists Navigate A ‘Data Desert’ 

In their quest to digitise cancer screening in Tanzania using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Sang’udi Sang’udi and his team of scientists face a significant challenge:...

First Cohort of Medical Journalism Program From MedicoPRESS Joins UDSM

The first cohort of the Medical Journalism Program under MedicoPRESS, who constitute scientists with a background in biology and medicine, have joined the School...

Silent But Grave Heart Disease Preying  On Young Hearts

Imagine a seemingly ordinary sore throat, the kind that you may have experienced during cold seasons. You’ve perhaps relieved the itchiness with a pill...

Tanzanian health journalist wins award for reporting on infertility

Boniface Mashaka, the chairman of the Association of Tanzania Health Journalists (ATHJ), is among 13 winners of the “MeRCK More Than a Mother” Media...

Medical journalism: Another way to write about science

Can you be both a medical writer and a medical journalist? Yes, but it involves a change in mindset. For example, the information required...

East Africa: When ‘heart-broken’ scientists stop talking to journalists; who will intervene?

Recently, as countries commemorated World Malaria Day, there was an emerging controversy in East Africa on the safety of bed nets used in the...

Why medical doctors can’t escape the media, testimony from BMJ

Managing the Media : Media handling is not part of medical training, but talkig to the press can often come with the job.Cath Janes...

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