Produced by Linord Moudou
October 13, 2022
VOA’s Linord Moudou Receive US Lifetime Achievement Award
Linord Moudou, Africa 54's health correspondent and founder of Mildove International, which provides educational services for children, was chosen last Thursday to win the U.S. Lifetime Achievement Award. Esther Githui-Ewart spoke to Moudou for more.
October 11, 2022
Video: Africa Suicide Rate is Highest in World: UN
As the world recently marked World Mental Health Day, the U.N. says Africa has the highest rates of suicide, which remains widely unrecognized and often stigmatized. For more, Africa 54 health correspondent Linord Moudou spoke to Alfred Ngirababyeyi, a psychiatrist in Geneva, Switzerland.
October 05, 2022
Health Report: Ebola Outbreak in Uganda, Monkeypox Cases in Sudan
The death toll from Uganda's Ebola outbreak stands at at least nine, according to authorities, while monkeypox cases rise in Sudan. For more on the disease outbreaks, VOA's Linord Moudou spoke to Donal Bisanzio, senior epidemiologist at RTI International.
September 15, 2022
Zimbabwe Struggles To Contain A Measles Outbreak
A measles outbreak in Zimbabwe has killed nearly 700, most of them children and young people. The World Health Organization has activated its emergency response strategy in Zimbabwe. VOA's Linord Moudou spoke with Dr Alex Ntale Gasasira, WHO Representative to Zimbabwe.
September 13, 2022
Zimbabwe Struggles to Contain Measles Outbreak
Zimbabwe is struggling to contain a measles outbreak that has killed nearly 700 people, most of them children and youth. Africa 54 health correspondent Linord Moudou spoke with Dr. Alex Ntale Gasasira, the World Health Organization representative to Zimbabwe.
August 30, 2022
Deaths from Non-Communicable Diseases Are Rising in SSA
Deaths from non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological disorders and diabetes, have been rising in sub–Saharan Africa. They account for 37% of deaths in 2019, a big jump since 2000 according to WHO. Linord Moudou spoke to pharmacist Mangane Bouthia.
August 23, 2022
How Do Socioeconomics Impact Cancer Survival Rates?
Research shows that race and socioeconomic factors are correlated to cancer survival rates. Africa 54 health correspondent Linord Moudou spoke with Dr. Robert Winn, director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center, who is spearheading cancer disparities research.
August 12, 2022
Press Freedom in South Sudan
A South Sudanese freelance journalist and contributor to Voice of America's South Sudan in Focus program remains detained in Juba after covering a peaceful protest. For further insight, Africa 54 Host Esther Githui-Ewart spoke to VOA South Sudan in Focus Managing Editor John Tanza.
August 12, 2022
A Look at Obstetric Fistula
We take a look at Obstetric Fistula. Nigerian reproductive health expert Dr. Yelwa Usman discusses the causes of Fistula and how it is being addressed. And a breast-milk bank in Mozambique brings relief to new mothers and their babies. Plus, a start-up in Ghana promotes diversity in cancer research.
August 08, 2022
U.S - South Africa Strategic Dialogue Opens in Pretoria
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is telling his South Africa hosts the United States will not dictate Africa's choices, and seeks partnerships with the continent's nations. For more, VOA Host Linord Moudou spoke to Dr Eric Edi, Program Officer at the Solidarity Center in PA.
August 05, 2022
UNAIDS calls for urgent global action as progress against HIV falters. The AIDS agency's Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, discusses the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Omicron BA.5 variant drives a global surge in COVID-19 reinfections. A Hospital in Cape Town using robots.
August 04, 2022
UNAIDS Alerts on Global Rise of HIV Infections
The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS says the new annual HIV transmissions have risen over several years in regions, Eastern Europe, Latin America and North Africa. For more, VOA Host Linord Moudou spoke to UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima.
August 04, 2022
Public Concerns for the Upcoming 2022 Kenya Elections
The 2022 Kenya Elections are just 5 days away and among the leading issues on the minds of voters are the rising cost of living and surging death levels. For further insight the current mood in Kenya VOA Host Linord Moudou spoke to Africa 54 Managing Editor Vincent Makori live from Nairobi, Kenya.
July 29, 2022
A Look at Zoonotic Diseases
A look at zoonotic diseases. Ghanaian health officials work to contain the first outbreak of Marburg in the country. Prof. Jimmy Whitworth with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, sheds some light on the rise in outbreaks. Chef Mitchell shares a few tips to cook your meat safely.
July 28, 2022
Analysis: How Effective Was Lavrov’s Africa Visit?
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has concluded his four-nation tour of Africa to strengthen ties as its war in Ukraine rages on. VOA’s Linord Moudou spoke to Kwaku Nuamah, professor of International Politics at American University, for his analysis of Lavrov’s visit.
July 26, 2022
Global Concerns Rise After Monkeypox Declared Emergency
The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox a public health emergency and is calling for a coordinated international response. For more insight, Africa 54 health correspondent Linord Moudou spoke with Johonniuss Chemweno, CEO of VIP StarNetwork, a provider of mobile health services.
July 05, 2022
Health Experts Push for Better Africa Health Care
Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic is proof that Africa needs to improve on health care however applaud the usage of technology to up patient care quoting how it addressed recurring health crisis. For more Africa 54’s Linord Moudou spoke with Dr. Trevor Mundel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
June 28, 2022
World Health Organization Officer Responds to Monkeypox Spread
The World Health Organization announced that the global Monkeypox outbreak does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. Africa54 Health Correspondent Linord Moudou spoke with Dr. Mary Stephen, Technical Officer with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa.