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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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How refugees at Pagirinya camp are coping with reduced food rations

The bare and rocky ground is littered with a few hardy trees. Electricity poles demarcate the land which is divided into small plots of land — each about 20 by 30 meters. A few slow-flowing taps are scattered in the area. Young children, most of them below 12 years old, play as they line up their jerricans to get a turn at collecting water from the slow flowing taps that are located at strategic sections of the area.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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What Nigerians think of COVID-19 vaccines

As the COVID-19 pandemic gradually settles into its second year, it has so far mutated into different variants and created different waves, presently exhibiting the Delta variant which is being tracked and monitored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which believes the variant is one with increased transmissibility

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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When giving blood means saving a life

A blood transfusion is a common medical treatment around the world, but for many patients in Africa, accessing blood is an expensive affair as there are not enough donations to meet the national demand.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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What you should know about Covid-19 variants

The Covid-19 pandemic is turning out to be multi-wave. The current wave is coming at a time when many African countries are trying to access and roll out vaccine programs, while new variants are coming up and raising concerns about the efficacy of the available vaccines.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Long Covid: A hidden pandemic

“That was the time when hospitals around Kampala were full and the doctors were encouraging home-based care. I had flu, cough and fever, but I wasn’t really feeling so sick. However, the chest pain I experienced every night left me breathless. The only time I got relief was when I steamed,” she says.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Covid woes push sex workers from brothels to apps, homes

Wanjiru M, 26, has been working as an escort since she left high school. On an average day, Wanjiru would make Sh5,000 to Sh10,000 per day. With that, she was able to pay rent for her house in one of the middle-class suburbs in the city, pay fees for her daughter in a private school, and regularly send some little money to her mother upcountry.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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