01/12/21

How much does Africa trust science?

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COVID-19 testing centre. Copyright: World Bank / Henitsoa Rafalia, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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This week on Africa Science Focus, we dive into the results of the world’s largest health attitudes survey, the Wellcome Global Monitor. The survey of around 115,000 adults from 113 countries has found that trust in science has increased globally over the past two years – but not in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our reporter Michael Kaloki takes to the streets in rural northern Kenya and in the capital Nairobi to find out how COVID-19 has affected people’s lives and livelihoods. And Obed Ogega from the African Academy of Science tells us how research can help communities ‘build back better’ after COVID-19.

Africa Science Focus, with Michael Kaloki.