Integrating public health, urban farming

A nurse sings with visiting patients
A nurse sings with visiting community health care workers and patients and at a health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Copyright: Dominic Chavez / World Bank, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Season 2, Episode 5

Community health workers are the backbone of many health systems around the world. But, their contributions to public health are rarely recognised, and many go unpaid. Diana Nambatya Nsubuga, from the non-profit Living Goods, is working with governments across Sub-Saharan Africa to build these community heroes into their public health systems.

Not only is Nsubuga a high-level public health advocate and maternal health specialist, she’s also an award-winning urban farmer who teaches the tricks of the trade at her Integrated Health Kwagala Farm. Nsubuga tells Africa Science Focus reporter Halima Athumani why farming, nutrition, family and public health go hand in hand.


“Artifact” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed : By 4.0 License, Music promoted by The Free Cat

Africa Science Focus, with Michael Kaloki.

Learn more about Diana Nambatya Nsubuga’s career

This programme was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.