New Voices COVID-19 Coverage

Updated 9/18 As the coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc around the globe, New Voices fellows are providing important insights on how the pandemic is hitting Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as important policy suggestions on how governments and health authorities should respond. To date, 57 New Voices Fellows have given over 170 interviews and …

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Africa Ought to Develop its Own COVID-19 Vaccine

BY: Damaris Matoke-Muhia An effective vaccine against Covid-19 is among the best strategies to a return to normalcy. Research into a vaccine for the coronavirus commenced immediately the first case was reported in Wuhan, China, late last year. Nearly two dozen are in clinical trials and 140 others in early stages of development. But South …

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Rakhine is in a State of Emergency

BY: Nay Lin Tun COVID-19 travel restrictions will not keep people from fleeing when there are mortar shells falling around them, writes a medical doctor on the COVID-19 frontline in Sittwe. This past week has been tragic for Sittwe, the Rakhine State capital. One person tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, followed by three on Wednesday …

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Teach Children to Fight Sexual Violence

BY: Deborah Nakatudde Jackie, a ten-year-old girl from Wakiso district, was in her final year of primary school and used to walk early in the morning to the village where her school was located. One morning, a man riding a motorcycle offered to give her a lift. She accepted the offer since the man came …

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