24/02/21

Youth, women bridge Africa health gaps

Youth volunteers
Youth volunteers walk around the market and the nearby taxi stations talking to people about COVID-19. They also conduct home visits Copyright: UNICEFEthiopi/2020/NahomTesfaye, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Episode 30

Strong health systems are essential for sustainable development, and young people and women are leading the way in creating local solutions to Africa’s health ills. Ahead of the Africa Health Agenda International Conference, 8-10 March, we hear from health leaders who say that digital innovations will accelerate progress towards universal health coverage, giving more people access to quality healthcare.

Africa Science Focus reporter Charles Pensulo speaks to Amref Health Africa’s Caroline Mbindyo, Evalin Karijo and Desta Lakew and community health volunteer Repha Kutai to find out more.

Is there something you want to know about science in Africa? Send us your questions from anywhere in the world and we’ll find an expert to answer them — text or voice message via WhatsApp to +254799042513.

Africa Science Focus, with Selly Amutabi.


This programme was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the European Development Journalism Grants programme, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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