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Health Chat is a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa.  The show puts listeners directly in touch with guest medical professionals.  It includes a weekly feature spot, health news and comments from listeners on health issues.  The program is hosted by veteran health reporter Linord Moudou.

June 2013

June 25, 2013

Health Chat

Health infomation and discussion


June 18, 2013

Health Chat

Health infomation and discussion


June 11, 2013

Health Chat

Health infomation and discussion


June 04, 2013

Health Chat

Health infomation and discussion

June 2013

Health Chat is a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa.  The show puts listeners directly in touch with guest medical professionals.  It includes a weekly feature spot, health news and comments from listeners on health issues.  The program is hosted by senior health reporter Linord Moudou.

Broadcast time: Tuesday 1730-1800 UTC/GMT

Frequencies: 6080, 13635, 15580, 17895

This week's topic: Adolescent Health

According to statistics, nearly 300 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are aged between 10 and 24. In  Kenya, of  43 million people, 50 percent are under age 18. What are the needs Reimagining Adolescent Health and the reproductive health needs of youth.

The World Health Organization says about 16 million women 15–19 years old give birth each year, about 11% of all births worldwide. Ninety-five per cent of these births occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Fourteen percent of all unsafe abortions in low- and middle-income countries are among women aged 15–19 years. About 2.5 million adolescents have unsafe abortions every year, and adolescents are more seriously affected by complications than are older women.

On the next episode of Health Chat, we'll discuss some of the challenges faced by adolescent girls and boys and how they are being addressed.  .

Join the conversation live during the show at + 1 202 619 3111. Please ask your questions or send your comments to: HealthChat@voanews.com

Join us on  www.facebook.com/voahealthchat

Meet the host

Linord MoudouLinord Moudou was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire.  She currently serves as health correspondent for VOA’s daily TV show Africa54. She started her career at VOA as producer & host of Healthy Living, a weekly health magazine program covering African health issues.

Before joining VOA, Linord worked as an independent broadcast and print journalist, traveling between Africa, Europe and the United States.

She holds a Bachelor in journalism and media productions from George Mason University, and a certificate in television and radio productions from the Columbia School of Broadcasting.

The senior broadcaster is fluent in French, English and conversational in Spanish and Creole.

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For listeners to call in during the show, the number is: +1.202.619.3111

To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 45 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program!


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Mailing address:
Health Chat
Voice of America
330 Independence Ave., SW
Room 1613
Washington, DC 20237, USA

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Health Chat airs Tuesdays at 1730-1800 UTC/GMT on the following frequencies:
6080, 13635, 15580, 17895

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