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  1. Media at scale during a pandemic – COVID-19 in Nigeria

    Kaleem Khan

    Country Director. Nigeria

    Almost one year on since the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Nigeria, our country director reflects on the impact of BBC Media Action Nigeria’s mass media programming and the work still to come on tackling vaccine hesitancy and a worrying 'second wave'.

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  2. Continuing the fight against COVID-19 in Ethiopia

    Annis Tefferi

    Social Media Producer, BBC Media Action Ethiopia

    Continuing the fight against COVID-19 in Ethiopia

    Amid unrest and pandemic fatigue, our BBC Media Action Ethiopia team is working to train local media, and to deliver trusted information about COVID-19 and inspirational stories about how people are coping. Our social media producer Annis Tefferi gives us the behind-the-scenes view.

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  3. Handwashing with soap for health - our work in Afghanistan during COVID-19

    Mursal Abrar

    Humanitarian project manager, BBC Media Action Afghanistan

    Handwashing with soap for health - our work in Afghanistan during COVID-19

    Water, sanitation and good hygiene - including handwashing with soap - is critical to better health, and to helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our humanitarian project manager in Afghanistan, Mursal Abrar, reflects on her experience in hygiene behaviour change.

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  4. A tale of two crises in Nepal

    Bhuwan Timilsina

    Project Manager, BBC Media Action, Nepal

    A tale of two crises in Nepal

    Our Lifeline radio programme Milijuli Nepali (Together Nepal) was created to respond to the earthquakes in 2015, it later supported people in Nepal to rebuild and reconstruct their lives and homes - now it is relaunching to deliver vital health information about COVID-19.

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  5. Conflict, flooding and now coping with the COVID-19 pandemic in Somalia

    Mohammed A. Gaas

    Deputy Country Director, Somalia

    Conflict, flooding and now coping with the COVID-19 pandemic in Somalia

    Recent flooding has increased the number of internally displaced people in urban areas, creating the perfect environment for infectious disease such as acute watery diarrhoea and measles – in addition to the pandemic. Our Deputy Country Director describes how we are adapting our health communica...

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  6. How coronavirus changed media training in Sierra Leone - for good

    Mariatu Kabba and Victor Kamara

    Journalism mentors, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    How coronavirus changed media training in Sierra Leone - for good

    Our journalism mentors had been preparing a new training course for our radio partners on communicating in health emergencies, when the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Sierra Leone they had to adapt fast to deliver virtual training - and with limited connectivity and inconsistent power supply.

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  7. Celebrating 5 years of The Tea Cup Diaries

    Rachael McGuin

    Country Director, BBC Media Action Myanmar

    Celebrating 5 years of The Tea Cup Diaries

    As our flagship peace-building radio drama, The Tea Cup Diaries, marks its fifth anniversary, learn how the show has helped bridge divides between diverse communities in Myanmar, and how it continues to support and entertain its loyal following during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  8. COVID-19: We're in the response for the long haul

    Caroline Nursey

    Chief Executive Officer, BBC Media Action

    COVID-19: We're in the response for the long haul

    As for billions of people around the world, the past few months have been a story of adaptation and change for BBC Media Action. Discover the latest about our global response to the COVID-19 pandemic from our CEO, Caroline Nursey.

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  9. Preparing for Cyclone Amphan in the COVID-19 pandemic

    Richard Lace

    Country Director, BBC Media Action Bangladesh

    Preparing for Cyclone Amphan in the COVID-19 pandemic

    Nearly a million Rohingya people still live in camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Having survived terrible violence, they now face the dual threats of the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, and flooding and landslides from Cyclone Amphan.

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  10. Broadcasting from the basement: supporting Afghan audiences during COVID-19

    Shoaib Sharifi

    Country Director, BBC Media Action Afghanistan

    Broadcasting from the basement: supporting Afghan audiences during COVID-19

    In a health crisis like COVID-19, people need accurate and trusted information more than ever. In Afghanistan, find out how our flagship national TV discussion programme, Open Jirga, has adapted to life under lockdown and is supporting audiences across the country to cope with the pandemic.

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