Tagged with: COVID-19
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'.
Social Media Producer, BBC Media Action 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.
Humanitarian project manager, BBC Media Action Afghanistan
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.
Project Manager, BBC Media Action, 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.
Mohammed A. Gaas
Deputy Country Director, 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...
Mariatu Kabba and Victor Kamara
Journalism mentors, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone
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.
Country Director, BBC Media Action Myanmar
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.
Chief Executive Officer, BBC Media Action
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.
Country Director, BBC Media Action Bangladesh
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.
Country Director, BBC Media Action Afghanistan
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.