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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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Using Community Radio To Bridge Mental Health Gaps

Amisa Rashid walks through the streets of Kibera with her ear to the ground. She runs a radio talk show on mental healthcare every Saturday from 11am for an hour on Pamoja FM, a community radio station. Each conversation that Amisa and her co-host Aisha Mohammed have on mental health is driven by different societal issues that Kibera residents are facing.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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COVID-19: Kenya’s SGBV Survivors Support Systems Affected

Pauline Juma was just 16 years old when she was gang-raped as she walked to her home in Kibera. The rape had been organised by her then best friend who was jealous of her achievements in school. Her friend’s brother and his buddies threatened her with death if she so much as mentioned the assault. The physical and emotional trauma saw Pauline attempt suicide thrice, she got suspended from school for acting out, and later on endure two abusive relationships. Her perpetrators still walk free to date.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Ghana’s depleted blood banks: A critical impact of Covid-19 restrictions

I went to the hospital with my wife and during the doctor’s interview, he asked whether I have donated blood on her behalf for her delivery. When l said l had not, l was directed to the National Blood Service to donate. If it was not for that requirement, I wouldn’t have donated.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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In Niger, COVID-19 protocols are dead

After the initial panic of being infected with COVID-19 and the people and government taking measures to ensure the COVID-19 safety protocols, the people and the government seem to have relaxed to the point that even the basic safety measures are being neglected.

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Dual burden of TB and COVID-19, the plight of TB Patients

It all started six months ago when Karima (not her real name) started coughing but mistook it for a simple case of flu. Even though Karima has a form of Tuberculosis (TB) which has been resistant to different drugs – known as Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), she said "this cough was different."

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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Market vendors cold as COVID-19 research lists them most-at-risk populations

With her one-year-old baby stuck on the breast, Ritah Nakamya rises from a wooden stool behind her tomatoes, carrots

Published on: The star
Date: 23 Jan'19
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