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Africa Women Journalism Project is dedicated to strengthening the voices of women journalists and driving coverage of under-reported gender, health and development issues that affect marginalised groups. AWJP provides women in African media with the knowledge, skills and support network they require to drive journalism that sheds light on gender, health and development issues impacting women and other marginalised groups."

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Women bear Covid-19’s silent burden

More than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa in March 2020, Evelina Masombuka, 45, and Thandi Mehlo*, 55, are still trying to recover from its effects and devastation.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Millions of Nigerians are at risk as the government ignores other diseases

While the COVID-19 has infected millions and claimed more than 4.5 million lives, experts are warning that the consequence of the neglect of other diseases due to the pandemic may be critical in the months and years to come. Neglected tropical diseases which are a group of chronic, disabling, disfiguring conditions, occur most commonly among people living in extreme poverty in rural and urban areas.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Misinformation thwarts Covid-19 vaccination for women in Tanzania

As health experts and leaders in Tanzania continue to mobilize for every citizen to be vaccinated against coronavirus, rumours that the vaccines can cause infertility have been rife.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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What you need to know about the HPV Vaccine

Kenya rolled out the HPV vaccine program two years ago— in November 2019.. During the well-publicized launch, the Ministry of Health committed to vaccinating 800,000 10-year-old girls every year.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Domestic Workers among hardest hit by Covid-19 pandemic in Tanzania

Janet was extremely lucky to get a job where she was earning TSh50, 000/- (US$21.57) to support her two children and aging parents. Janet even started saving some money to put up her own house.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Education of Children with special needs ‘forgotten’

It’s nearly two years since the Ugandan government closed down schools as a measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. For ten-year-old Nazima Akanyo who has a hearing and speech disability, the prolonged school closure has meant additional stress and isolation. Reason? She has nobody other than her mother, 25-year old Aparo Rose Ajute, to look after her or play with her since the children in their Layibi industrial area, Bardege Layibi division Gulu city neighborhood tease and makes fun of her status. Most times, she is left alone as her mother has to go out to find casual jobs to support them. Children in the neighborhood refuse to play with her due to the stigma associated with her disability.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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