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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…

Date: 2021-06-23 16:43:47
Country: Kenya
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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…

Date: 2021-06-23 16:35:32
Country: Kenya
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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…

Date: 2021-06-06 13:15:32
Country: Ghana
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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…

Date: 2021-06-02 05:52:21
Country: Nigeria
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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 –…

Date: 2021-06-02 05:47:48
Country: Ghana
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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

Date: 2021-05-17 14:33:10
Country: Uganda
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CORONA ILIVYOINUA WANAWAKE WAJASIRIAMALI TANZANIA

Usafi wa mikono ambapo watu hutumia maji yanayotiririka na sabuni ni moja ya kanuni za afya za kujikinga dhidi ya

Date: 2021-05-17 14:14:10
Country: Tanzania
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TANZANIA ILIVYOISHINDA HOFU YA CORONA

Mwaka huu, hofu ilitanda nchini Tanzania baada ya kuripotiwa mtu wa kwanza kupata maambukizi ya virusi vya corona na ilizidi

Date: 2021-05-17 14:11:23
Country: Tanzania
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IN THE LINE OF DUTY – WHEN SURVIVING COVID-19 DEMANDS HOME TREATMENT

In the second week of June on a Sunday, Yecenu Sasetu, a health journalist in Abuja and a tireless safety

Date: 2021-05-17 14:07:55
Country: Nigeria
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BLOOD SCARCITY LOOMS FOR CHILDBIRTH, MALARIA, SICKLE CELL PATIENTS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that Nigeria has some of the lowest blood donation rates in the world, with

Date: 2021-05-11 20:38:39
Country: Nigeria
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