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Chronic COVID-19, or long COVID

July 7, 2022

Questions for health experts on chronic COVID-19, or long COVID 1. What is chronic COVID-19, or long COVID? a. Follow-up questions: i. What is the cause of chronic COVID-19, or long COVID? ii. What are the symptoms of chronic COVID-19, or long COVID? iii. What should a person do if they think they have chronic…

Impacts of COVID-19 on older people, persons with disabilities, and immuno-compromised persons

July 7, 2022

Introduction COVID-19 is a serious pandemic that needs urgent attention to check its advance and impact on people’s health, lifestyles, and economic status. Consequently, it is important to reach all sectors of society to raise awareness about this pandemic. Specific measures to prevent infection and transmission have been designed. These include wearing face masks, keeping…

Fertility, pregnancy, and COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa — How does COVID-19 affect women’s reproductive health?

July 6, 2022

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic is a major health crisis caused by a virus that appeared in China in late 2019. In January 2020, this infectious disease began to spread to Europe and the Americas and eventually reached Africa, with Egypt announcing the continent’s first confirmed case on February 14, 2020. (1) Less than two weeks…

Overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Addressing the many sources of hesitation

July 6, 2022

HOST: COVID-19 disease was first detected on November 17, 2019, in Wuhan City, China and quickly spread across the world. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization, also known as WHO, declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The disease has caused millions of deaths worldwide, and one of the…

Impact of the pandemic on women and other vulnerable groups

June 27, 2022

  Suggested questions about women and girls   1. Has the COVID-19 pandemic affected women’s economic status? a. If yes, how? i. Are price increases on food and other household items affecting women and their families’ food security? If so, how? ii. For women who had to close their business during the pandemic, what challenges…

Fake news, misinformation, and COVID-19

June 11, 2022

1. Please explain what misinformation is. a. Follow-up questions: a.i. Where might someone see misinformation? Might they see it, for example, on the internet, on social media, or on WhatsApp? Where else might they see or hear it? a.ii. What does misinformation look or sound like? For example, does it come through images, videos, written…

Suggested interview questions: COVID-19 vaccine information and preventative measures

June 11, 2022

1. Why were vaccines developed to address COVID-19 rather than conventional cures such as oral medications? a. Follow-up questions: a.i. Is a vaccine easier or faster to develop than medication? a.i.1. How long did it take to develop the COVID-19 vaccine? a.i.1.a. How was the COVID-19 vaccine developed so quickly? a.ii. Are there currently any…

COVID-19 spots from your fellow broadcasters: Preventative measures, misinformation, vaccines, and the impacts of COVID-19

June 7, 2022

Spot 1: Be cautious with physical contact   SFX: FLOWING WATER. FATAE: How are you doing, Abebech? Wow! You are really putting hard work into the irrigation! ABEBECH: How are you, Fatae? Yes, I sure am. I haven’t seen you in a while. Come over and give me a kiss. FATAE: Did you forget? They…

From period poverty to period parity: Keeping girls safe and happy

May 18, 2022

SIGNATURE TUNE HOST: Many girls in Africa miss school during their menstrual period because they cannot afford sanitary towels. A recent study by the World Bank reports that, on average, girls miss school four days every four weeks. In today’s program, we hear from girls who are affected by this, and we also learn about…

Impact of pesticides on the health of pregnant women, infants and the fetus

April 5, 2022

SIG TUNE up, THEN FADE OUT HOST: Listeners, welcome to today’s program. It’s obvious that the use of pesticides is part of our daily lives. But few people are aware of the harm caused by their misuse, especially to pregnant women. The time has come to inform the public about the impact of pesticides on…