Tagged with: health
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.
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 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.
Head of Production, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone
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.
Senior Health Advisor, Advisory & Policy Team
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.
Nasiru Mu’azu Isa
Producer, BBC Media Action 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.
Producer, BBC Media Action 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.
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.