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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 20, No. 3, 2008, pp. 104
Bioline Code: mm08031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Special Article
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2008, pp. 104

 en Scientists should highlight their research in the mass media so that the communities appreciate scientific research
Kavinya, Thengo


In the last two decades science has delivered dramatic results especially in health, medicine and lifestyle. Within the international scientific community there is an increasing awareness of the duty and responsibility of publicly funded scientists to make science more accessible to the general public. The media stimulates public debate and shapes public opinion but is the mass media in the country doing enough and if not why? I talked to Khanyiwe Shawa, Science communication officer at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Program (MLW) on her opinion on science communication in the country and the way forward.

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