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20
OCT
4pm

Global Burden of Disease

Countries around the world are not doing enough to reduce common risk factors associated with chronic diseases, leaving populations vulnerable to health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one of findings of the latest Global Burden of Disease study, published last week in The Lancet Journal. The study involved more than five-thousand international researchers, looking at people in two-hundred countries. To discuss what the picture looks like in Africa, Samora Mangesi spoke to Dr Ali Mokdad, Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
20
OCT
10am

Pandemic misinformation

The past few months have taken a deep emotional and mental toll on South African frontline medical professionals who continue to work under conditions of incredible stress and uncertainty. This is according to Data from the Essential Medical Guidance platform, which is used by more than 25-thousand healthcare professionals , including half of all registered doctors in the country. According to Dr Yaseen Khan, CEO at EMGuidance, a survey conducted in July revealed that the mental toll on medical professionals was worsened by pervasive misinformation.
20
OCT
5am

Rights group concerned about refugees mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the longstanding neglect of mental health services for refugees and migrants. This, according to rights group Amnesty International. The organization says the international community has broken the promise, enshrined in international law, to ensure the highest attainable standard of mental health for everyone. Iain Byrne, Amnesty International's Advisor on Economic and Socio-Cultural Rights, elaborates.
20
OCT
5am

Travelling during a global pandemic

While many countries around the world have begun opening their borders, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people travel, and the hospitality industry is forced to respond to changing customer needs. In the past, holidays and travel were considered well-handled and high quality if people had high levels of human contact, lots of personal interaction from tourism suppliers and hotel staff, and lots of face-to-face care for instance. This has all changed and people want as little interaction with others for fear of catching the virus, giving rise to automated systems and touchless travel. For more on this new traveling norm Channel Africa's Lulu Gaboo spoke to Neil Markowitz, founder and MD of Newmark Hotels - a group that manage a portfolio of hotels across Africa and overseas…
20
OCT
5am

World Food Day 2020

This past Friday marked World Food Day, annually observed on the 16th of October, in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945. The day this year came as the world continues to fight the COVID-19 global pandemic which has exposed the fragility of food systems and threatens to push millions more people into hunger. According to FAO, even before the pandemic, Africa had the highest global prevalence of undernourishment and the fastest growth in the number of hungry people compared to other regions. For more on this issue, Channel Africa's Zikhona Miso spoke to from FAO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel.
20
OCT
5am

Africa's undernutrition crisis

In marking World Food Day this past Friday, Dr Heather Sedibe-Legodi from the South African University of Pretoria highlighted Africa's under-nutrition crisis, urging everyone to make child nutrition their responsibility. According to Sedibe-Legodi , with the current increasing rates of malnutrition, infant mortality and food insecurity, the future of the continent's child is at stake. Dr Sedibe-Legodi spoke to Channel Africa and she shared her insights.
15
OCT
9am

Disability and relationships

There's a lack of representation when it comes to relationships that involve disabled persons in popular media. This is a concern raised by Thembelihle Ngcai, who at a very young age was diagnosed with a rare degenerative neuro-muscular disease called spinal muscular atrophy. The 26 year old has penned down a personal essay to legitimise the struggle that disabled women face in finding partners. In a recent interview with Channel Africa's Jane Rabothata, Ngcai pleaded with society at large to normalise disability.
15
OCT
8am

MSD agreements for HIV drug doravirine

The global pharmaceutical company, MSD, has entered into non-exclusive voluntary licensing agreements with two leading generic manufacturers to expand patient access to doravirine, a medication used to treat HIV. According to the joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, 38-million people were living with HIV worldwide at the end of 2018, most of them in low- and middle-income countries. Under the MSD agreement, more than 80 countries will have increased access to doravirine. For more on this Channel Africa's Lulu Gaboo spoke to Neren Rau, Director Policy and Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa at MSD.
14
OCT
3am

FAO reacts to catastrophic flooding in Sudan

Sudan has been hit by devastating floods, the worst seen in decades. More than 600-thousand people have been impacted across 17 of the country's 18 states, with homes destroyed and farmland damaged just ahead of the harvest season. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is calling for urgent funding to support Sudan, a country already facing alarmingly high rates of hunger and food insecurity. More from Dominique Burgeon, the Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, who has just returned from a mission to Sudan .
13
OCT
7am

Tanzania opposition hopeful to secure shock victory in the polls

As Tanzania gears up for elections later this month, opposition parties are hopeful that they will cause an upset and secure a shock victory in the polls that many observers believe will be closely contested.
The East African country goes to the polls on October 28 to elect a President, members of parliament and councillors.
This will be the country's fifth general election since the reintroduction of the multiparty system in the country in 1992 while President John Magufuli has pledged a peaceful and credible process, the election comes amid concerns of narrowing freedoms and increasing authoritarianism.
12
OCT
10am

Addressing mental health needs of COVID-19 frontliners

A new report is highlighting the urgent mental health needs of those who have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, from medical staff, to volunteers, community workers, social workers, dead body handlers, community leaders and many others. The report by the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement covers seven countries including South Africa. For more on it's findings, here's Ida Anderson of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Africa.
10
OCT
9am

Dis-chem introduces Covid-19 antibody test

Dis-Chem, a leading corporate retail pharmacy group in South Africa, has rolled out anti-body testing for COVID-19. The tests seek to determine if a patient had Covid-19 infection and whether the patient has anti-bodies. The anti-body test results will be made available by SMS and/or e-mail directly to the patient within 24 to 48 hours. For more on this issue here's Dis-Chem's National Clinic Manager, Lizeth Kruger.

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