Produced by Linord Moudou
September 03, 2021
Cancer Drug Repurposed to Treat Malaria
We look into a new treatment for Malaria. Dr. Muktar Ahmad Gadanya from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Nigeria tells us more about this new research. Also, how one group in South Africa is combatting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. These topics and more!
August 26, 2021
Marburg Virus Disease Hits West Africa
August 20, 2021
Electronic Waste is Wreaking Havoc on the Health of Millions
On Healthy Living this week, we delve into electronic waste. Fabrice Kapiamba, a researcher at Missouri University of Science and technology, tells us more about the effect of electronic waste. And a look at some new eye-opening contact lenses. These topics and more on the show this week.
August 13, 2021
Putting the Breaks on Road Traffic Injuries in Africa!
A look at the impact of road traffic accidents in Africa. We ask some of you in Kenya on your concerns with road safety when using public transportation. A doctor takes us into the emergency room of a hospital in Niger for a look at some of the consequences of accidents. These topics and more!
August 05, 2021
The Alarming Increase in Drownings is Preventable
On Healthy Living this week, we take a look at drownings worldwide, including in Senegal where the number of drownings rises as temperatures rise in the country. Also, how Zimbabweans are coping with stress from COVID-19 using the "friendship bench." These topics and more on this week's show.
July 29, 2021
Insights on the growing demand for cosmetic surgery
We hear from Doctor Frédérique Yao-Dje, an Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine Specialist in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire who tells us more about the growing demand for cosmetic procedures in Africa. Plus, would you alter your body to feel better about yourself? We have your reactions from Jos, Nigeria.
July 23, 2021
Food insecurity increasing at an alarming rate globally
A look at the growing rate of malnutrition and food insecurity globally. We begin in the DRC where malnutrition continues to rise and then to Nigeria, where people face hunger due to COVID-19. Also, are there benefits to wearing sunglasses? These topics and more!
July 16, 2021
A Look at the Risks and Benefits of Male Circumcision
Male circumcision - a common surgical procedure performed globally. For more on this topic, we hear from Dr. Franck Lule, Medical Officer with the WHO African Regional Office. Also, how to prevent another epidemic. What we have learned from COVID-19. These topics and more!
July 09, 2021
The Hidden Toxicity of Tobacco Products Like Sheesha
On Healthy Living this week, a look at tobacco use in Africa. We have more from Kinshasa as the consumption of sheeshah is on the rise. And, how are snails connected to cosmetics and beauty? These topics and more on this week's show. S2, E105
July 02, 2021
A Closer Look at Alcohol Use Disorder
We discuss alcoholism, and head to Cameroon for a closer look at the problem in the country. We also hear from some of you in Nigeria on feelings about COVID-19 vaccines. And, how two professors are developing a virtual reality dental clinic that has the potential to change education in the field.
June 25, 2021
Addressing Alzheimer's Disease
June 18, 2021
Blindness and Vision Loss
June 11, 2021
June 03, 2021
Suicide in Africa
May 28, 2021
A look at hemorrhoids and what to do about them
On Healthy Living this week, they can be uncomfortable, itchy, and painful, we're talking hemorrhoids. Dr. Erin King-Mullins, a Colorectal Surgeon with the Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates, tells us more. In our "How Bad is it?" segment, we tackle head lice, which typically affects children. And a look at an innovation in eSwatini that brings hot water to government clinics using renewable energy. These topics and more on the show this week. S1, E99
May 21, 2021
How vaccine hesitancy is being tackled around the world
This week on Healthy Living, how vaccine hesitancy is being tackled around the world. We begin in Nigeria where opposition to vaccines is worsening the measles epidemic. Dr. Ahmed Kalebi in Nairobi discusses vaccine hesitancy and what can be done. Also, the story of sexual assault survivors who have turned art therapy into a thriving business while also helping other women survivors. These topics and more on this week's show. S1, E98
May 14, 2021
Malian Woman Gives Birth to Nine Babies in Morocco
The fascinating story of a Malian woman in Morocco who gave birth to nine babies. Dr. Edward Sang, a Gynecologic Oncologist in Nairobi, explains the multiple birth phenomenon, and we have an update on Coronavirus and its long-term effects on the body. S1, E97
May 07, 2021
Let's Talk Menopause, Symptoms, Stigma and Solutions
This week on Healthy Living, we discuss menopause, a lifechanging time for all women. Dr. Omololu Oshinowo, a Gynecologist in Lagos, Nigeria, explains how menopause works and the changes women undergo. Also, we visit a string of Islands where COVID-19 has not spread. S1, E96
April 30, 2021
2nd Year Celebrating Ramadan in Africa Under COVID-19
A look at how people are celebrating Ramadan in Africa during a pandemic. Dr, Binetou Seck, a dietitian and nutritionist in Senegal, shares some best practices on breaking fast during Ramadan. And fighting malaria in Africa with a new vaccine. S1, E95
April 23, 2021
Access to Healthcare in Rural Areas in Africa
This week on Healthy Living, a look at challenges to healthcare access in rural areas, including in the DRC. And how do the different COVID-19 vaccines compare? Also, how a charity in Kenya is making soap out of vegetables in areas where people can't afford regular soap. These topics and more. S1, E94