31/03/21

In Africa, music is life — and health

Performing health and hygiene promotion song Main
Zambian musician performing a health and hygiene promotion song during inauguration of the water and sanitation facilities at an orphanage in Lusaka. Copyright: Steffen Blume/SuSanA Secretariat, CC BY 2.0

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Episode 35

Music is at the heart of many African cultures. Now, music is taking centre stage in health communication and treatment — particularly in rural communities, where access to television, radio, the internet and electricity is limited.

This week on Africa Science Focus, we hear how music can be a game-changer when it comes to fighting disease. Edward Kabuye has been drumming up interest in cancer and HIV for years, while Joy Mugambi from the World Organization of Family Doctors Africa region tells us how music has been used to communicate about coronavirus.

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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