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Vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on the air in Côte d'Ivoire

The second national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 was officially launched on Friday, December 10, 2021 in Abidjan, with the aim of administering at least 2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines of all types to people aged 18 years and above who are not yet vaccinated or who have received a first dose. Dr. Charles Koffi Aka, the Director of Cabinet of the Minister of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Health

A pandemic of misinformation: Radio and COVID-19 in Africa

Watch Farm Radio International’s town hall on COVID-19, misinformation, and the role of radio in Africa. It’s been a year and a half since COVID-19 has changed our lives. Inspired by the good work of radio broadcasters throughout the pandemic, we checked in with our staff and broadcasting partners to find out what the situation is, now. Vaccines are changing the discourse in Africa — but depending on which country

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The eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo has recently experienced several crises: from a resurgence of Ebola and COVID-19, to the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo  on May 22. Insecurity remains, including attacks by armed groups and mob justice. Throughout, radio, newspapers and other media have an important role to play in supporting citizens and bringing communities together. CORACON, a collective of community radio and television stations in North Kivu,

How your station can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep your listeners safe

COVID-19 is an infectious viral disease that became an epidemic (it spread across your country) and is now a pandemic (it has spread across many countries). Your radio station can play a crucial role. You can help keep your listeners stay safe, and you can help them prevent the spread of this disease! Farm Radio International has developed a new Broadcaster how-to guide with key information for radio stations across Africa on

Agile communication and community engagement for COVID-19 resilience: The next phase 

As we come into our second full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a second wave, new strains, vaccine fear, and vaccine scarcity mean that sub-Saharan Africa is facing new challenges. How can the international community work with local actors to reach remote rural African communities using agile communication and community engagement to create COVID-19 resilience? At Farm Radio International, our work is guided by audiences and experts. That’s why our

Webinar: Rumours and concerns about face masks during COVID-19 crisis

Join the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Group (RCCE) and Farm Radio International for a webinar Wednesday, September 23. Rumors and concerns about wearing face masks have created a great challenge for compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures. The expert panel will discuss how local media are dealing with these rumours and how they are serving their listeners. This webinar will also be an opportunity to share practical tools with members

The power of radio in building capacities for rural Somalia

In light of the current threat to public health posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prevent the spread of the virus, FAO has launched today a new radio distance learning and extension service that complements its cash and livelihood support, for the most vulnerable farmers, pastoralists and fisher folks in Somalia. “This initiative also comes as an anticipatory measure in case the COVID-19 situation gets worse again and new restrictions and limitations

West African women facing COVID-19 (Report from ROPPA)

ROPPA and six West African organizations, APESS, RBM, WILDAF, WANEP, REPSFECO, and ROALJEF-Mali with the support of Oxfam and CARE, have undertaken to highlight the impact of COVID 19 on women in the agrosylvo-pastoral and fisheries sector. Through the consultation of women’s colleges in 13 West African countries, ROPPA has succeeded in highlighting 7 realities that women are experiencing in this time of COVID 19 and 7 solutions proposed to