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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Malaria programme tackles COVID-19 in Sierra Leone - how vital information saves lives

    Mary Morgan

    Head of Production, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    Malaria programme tackles COVID-19 in Sierra Leone - how vital information saves lives

    Our health radio programme Tawa Fo Welbodi is encouraging people to keep taking malaria prevention seriously during the #COVID19 pandemic whilst adapting fast to address the extra challenges it brings.

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  6. Our top 10 tips for media in the COVID-19 ‘info-demic’

    Genevieve Hutchinson

    Senior Health Advisor, Advisory & Policy Team

    Our top 10 tips for media in the COVID-19 ‘info-demic’

    Rumours and mis- and dis-information, including false cures and the disease’s spread, can be as harmful as the virus itself. Here are our top tips for media reporting on public health emergencies to help make sure audiences are informed, connected to the services they need, and inspired to cope.

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  7. Live drama tackles community attitudes to polio vaccination in Nigeria

    Nasiru Mu’azu Isa

    Producer, BBC Media Action Nigeria

    Live drama tackles community attitudes to polio vaccination in Nigeria

    On World Polio Day, Nasiru Mu’azu Isa talks about Madubi Live, our radio drama that visits communities to record live in front of an audience and encourage discussions about child immunisation, especially the polio vaccination.

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  8. ‘Why I’m helping protect pregnant women from malaria in Sierra Leone’

    Eastina Massaquoi

    Producer, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    ‘Why I’m helping protect pregnant women from malaria in Sierra Leone’

    On World Malaria Day, hear from Eastina Massaquoi, the presenter of radio programme Tawa Fo Welbodi (which means “Determined for Health”). By applying what we learned during the 2014-2016 Ebola crisis, the programme aims to beat malaria in Sierra Leone.

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  9. A novel approach to maternal health in Nigeria

    Akile Gojo

    Producer Trainer for BBC Media Action in Nigeria

    In states across northeast Nigeria, audiences are switching on their radios, turning up the volume, and learning about improving mother and child health by listening to… a novel.

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  10. Prevention is better than cure

    Betty Duku

    Producer, Our Tukul

    Prevention is better than cure

    How local and national radio is supporting work to prevent cholera in South Sudan.

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