Taking Into Account

Sep 22 2020 59 mins 2

Taking into Account is a space that explores and dissects contemporary issues from multiple perspectives. In our first instalment we will be simplifying the science around COVID-19 and amplifying the socio-economic issues in African Communities.
















005: COVID-19 and Diagnostics w/ Christian Happi
Aug 25 2020 61 mins  
Diagnostics is an integral part of Public Health management and Drug Discovery. As SARS-COV-2 exponentially spreads through communities across the world, there has been a concerted effort by scientists to develop an effective testing kit. In this episode, we sit down with Dr Christian Happi, a molecular biologist and director of the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases. We simplify genomics and diagnostic technologies. We also explore the current efforts and challenges by African scientists in developing these technologies and more.Mentioned in the episode: COVID-19 testing types https://time.com/5880255/covid-19-tests-types/CapeBio Technologies: https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-06-25-biotech-entrepreneurs-come-up-with-fast-covid-19-testing-kit-in-sa/https://capebiosa.com/Follow Christian HappiTwitter: @christian_happiEmail: [email protected]: African Centre of Excellemce for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID)Twitter: @acegidArticle on Bolstering Africa’s coronavirus detection efforts by Abdullahi Tsanni https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01607-yFollow Desnor Nicole:Instagram: @desnornicoleTwitter: @DesnorCWebsite: www.desnornicole.com Follow Rutendo ChabikwaTwitter and Instagram: @tedoexFollow Tedoex Media House:Instagram and Twitter: @tedoexmediaWebsite: www.tedoexmediahouse.com Music:Title: Elipsis Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)Source: Free Music ArchiveLicense: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)Source: Free Music ArchiveLicense: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 License





007: COVID-19 and Access to Justice w/ Tinatswe Mhaka
Sep 15 2020 59 mins  
COVID-19 has shown how different issues are connected, and how one injustice exposed another. This episode covers the global pandemic and its gendered implications on access to justice. We speak to Tinatswe Mhaka who is the founder of Feminist Voices Zimbabwe, and a women’s rights lawyer. Her focus is digital storytelling and community outreach in order to tackle access to justice for women in Zimbabwe. In this episode, we cover how government response to COVID-19 has affected access to justice for women, the connections between state violence and sexual violence, and how the economic instability has left children vulnerable. Mentioned in the episode:Tinatswe’s Article: https://africanfeminism.com/what-it-is-like-to-be-a-woman-in-a-police-state-zimbabwes-war-on-womens-bodies/The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls: https://amzn.to/2ZCC1wGFollow Tinatswe:Twitter: @MhakaTinatswe Facebook: Mhaka Tinatswe LinkedIn: Tinatswe MhakaFollow Desnor Nicole:Instagram: @desnornicoleTwitter: @DesnorCWebsite: www.desnornicole.com Follow Rutendo ChabikwaTwitter and Instagram: @tedoexFollow Tedoex Media House:Instagram and Twitter: @tedoexmediaWebsite: www.tedoexmediahouse.com Music:Title: Elipsis Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)Source: Free Music ArchiveLicense: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)Source: Free Music ArchiveLicense: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 License


008: COVID-19 and Education w/ Vanessa Chilunda and Farai Munjoma
Sep 22 2020 63 mins  
One of the key components in managing the spread of COVID-19 has been limiting physical interactions. At the onset of the pandemic, establishments including businesses and schools were promptly shut down and evacuated in order to curb the spread of the virus. As cases continue to rise with no approved treatment or vaccine, communities have struggled to figure out the best strategy to re-open schools. With the academic year disrupted for students at all ages, we dissect the measures taken in Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in primary and secondary education. We also explore the discrepancies between access to resources within the class divide and how the different governments of the respective countries have responded to the education needs. In this episode, we interviewed Farai Munjoma and Vanessa Chilunda.Farai is a Zimbabwean education entrepreneur at Shasha Network.He is an African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University alumnus. Farai has also previously been an Anzisha Fellow.Vanessa Chilunda is a PhD Student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is the co-founder of Tanzanian based company, Projekt Inspire, that aims at creating career awareness and lightening career paths for youth in STEM. Here we discuss their role in advancing remote learning in STEM in Tanzania.Mentioned in the episode:ZBC RADIO LESSONS PROGRAMME SCHEDULE https://www.unicef.org/zimbabwe/zbc-radio-lessons-programme-scheduleZimbabwe education: School lessons broadcast on the radio https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/zimbabwe-education-school-lessons-broadcast-radio-200718142240998.htmlFollow Farai:Twitter: @FaraiMunjomaLinkedIn: Farai Munjomawebsite: www.shashanetwork.comFollow Vanessa:Twitter:@ProjektInspireInstagram: @projekt_inspire_tzWebsite: www.projektinspire.co.tzFollow Desnor Nicole:Instagram: @desnornicoleTwitter: @DesnorCWebsite: www.desnornicole.com Follow Rutendo ChabikwaTwitter: @rutendochabikwaInstagram: @tedoexFollow Tedoex Media House:Instagram and Twitter: @tedoexmediaWebsite: www.tedoexmediahouse.com Music:Title: Elipsis Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)Source: Free Music ArchiveLicense: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)


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