9 episodes

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.

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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.

    008: COVID-19 and Education w/ Vanessa Chilunda and Farai Munjoma

    008: COVID-19 and Education w/ Vanessa Chilunda and Farai Munjoma

    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-schedule
    Zimbabwe education: School lessons broadcast on the radio https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/zimbabwe-education-school-lessons-broadcast-radio-200718142240998.html



    Follow Farai:
    Twitter: @FaraiMunjoma
    LinkedIn: Farai Munjoma
    website: www.shashanetwork.com

    Follow Vanessa:
    Twitter:@ProjektInspire
    Instagram: @projekt_inspire_tz
    Website: www.projektinspire.co.tz

    Follow Desnor Nicole:
    Instagram: @desnornicole
    Twitter: @DesnorC
    Website: www.desnornicole.com

    Follow Rutendo Chabikwa
    Twitter: @rutendochabikwa
    Instagram: @tedoex

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    Website: www.tedoexmediahouse.com

    Music:

    Title: Elipsis
    Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

    Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2
    Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    007: COVID-19 and Access to Justice w/ Tinatswe Mhaka

    007: COVID-19 and Access to Justice w/ Tinatswe Mhaka

    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/2ZCC1wG


    Follow Tinatswe:
    Twitter: @MhakaTinatswe
    Facebook: Mhaka Tinatswe
    LinkedIn: Tinatswe Mhaka

    Follow Desnor Nicole:
    Instagram: @desnornicole
    Twitter: @DesnorC
    Website: www.desnornicole.com

    Follow Rutendo Chabikwa
    Twitter and Instagram: @tedoex

    Follow Tedoex Media House:
    Instagram and Twitter: @tedoexmedia
    Website: www.tedoexmediahouse.com

    Music:

    Title: Elipsis
    Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

    Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2
    Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 License

    • 59 min
    006: COVID-19 and Telehealth w/ Munyaradzi Hoto

    006: COVID-19 and Telehealth w/ Munyaradzi Hoto

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for effective telehealth services that are effectively integrated with already existing systems and are easily accessible. In this episode we sit down with Munyaradzi Hoto. Munyaradzi is the founder of Text Aid, a digital product that aims to improve the provision of health insurance in developing countries, Text Aid provides real value to health insurance providers, medical service providers, and the patients themselves. In this episode we cover the role of technology in providing health services, the challenges faced by telehealth startups, and the opportunities available.

    Textaid:
    Website: www.textaid.io


    Follow Munya:
    Email: Munya@textaid.io
    Twitter: @its_HOT_O

    Follow Desnor Nicole:
    Instagram: @desnornicole
    Twitter: @DesnorC
    Website: www.desnornicole.com

    Follow Rutendo Chabikwa
    Twitter and Instagram: @tedoex

    Follow Tedoex Media House:
    Instagram and Twitter: @tedoexmedia
    Website: www.tedoexmediahouse.com

    Music:

    Title: Elipsis
    Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

    Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2
    Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 License

    • 34 min
    005: COVID-19 and Diagnostics w/ Christian Happi

    005: COVID-19 and Diagnostics w/ Christian Happi

    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 Happi
    Twitter: @christian_happi
    Email: happic@run.edu.ng


    Follow: African Centre of Excellemce for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID)
    Twitter: @acegid

    Article on Bolstering Africa’s coronavirus detection efforts by Abdullahi Tsanni https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01607-y

    Follow Desnor Nicole:
    Instagram: @desnornicole
    Twitter: @DesnorC
    Website: www.desnornicole.com

    Follow Rutendo Chabikwa
    Twitter and Instagram: @tedoex

    Follow Tedoex Media House:
    Instagram and Twitter: @tedoexmedia
    Website: www.tedoexmediahouse.com

    Music:

    Title: Elipsis
    Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

    Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2
    Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 License

    • 1 hr 1 min
    004: COVID-19 and the Global Public Health System w/ Bryan Mukandi

    004: COVID-19 and the Global Public Health System w/ Bryan Mukandi

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has shown how the public health system does not consist only of health service providers, but rather - it is affected by and consists of all other socio-political services. In this episode, featuring Bryan Mukandi, we explore how COVID-19 has affected immigration discourse, the impact of the pandemic on indigenous communities, and how society decides what are “low-skilled” jobs, impacts public health outcomes

    Mentioned in the episode:
    Stat News Article: https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/30/covid19-death-of-hospital-food-worker-a-microcosm-of-pandemic/

    Follow Bryan Mukandi
    Twitter: @bryanmukandi
    Website: www.bryanmukandi.com
    Blog Article on Thinking Through COVID-19: https://www.bryanmukandi.com/blog/thinking-through-covid-19

    Follow Desnor Nicole:
    Instagram: @desnornicole
    Twitter: @DesnorC
    Website: www.desnornicole.com

    Follow Rutendo Chabikwa
    Twitter and Instagram: @tedoex

    Follow Tedoex Media House:
    Instagram and Twitter: @tedoexmedia
    Website: www.tedoexmediahouse.com

    Music:

    Title: Elipsis
    Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

    Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2
    Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 License

    • 1 hr 19 min
    003: COVID-19 and Drug Discovery w/ Derek Lowe

    003: COVID-19 and Drug Discovery w/ Derek Lowe

    As new science emerges—informing our understanding of the mode of transmission, the viral structure, the target and the mechanism of action—science communication plays a crucial role in informing public health policies as well as the public’s behavior. In this episode we explore COVID-19 and Drug Discovery with Derek Lowe, a medicinal chemist and author of the drug discovery blog, In the Pipeline.

    Follow Derek Lowe
    Twitter: @Dereklowe
    Email: derekb.lowe@gmail.com
    Website: https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

    Follow Desnor Nicole:
    Instagram: @desnornicole
    Twitter: @DesnorC
    Website: desnornicole.com

    Follow Rutendo Chabikwa
    Twitter and Instagram: @tedoex

    Follow Tedoex Media House:
    Instagram and Twitter: @tedoexmedia
    Website: www.tedoexmediahouse.com

    Music:
    Title: Elipsis
    Artist: Chad Crouch (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ch...)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

    Title: Hip Hop Instrumental 2
    Artist: Ketsa (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa)
    Source: Free Music Archive
    License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 License

    • 1 hr 24 min

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