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CARTA in the Media 2020

CARTA has contributed to the development of a vibrant African academy capable of leading world-class multidisciplinary research that positively impacts on public and population health. Its work has been highlighted on various media platforms over the years.
This past year, CARTA fellows, graduates, and focal persons have contributed to and published several articles about their work and that of CARTA in various news outlets, including The conversation, Standard Media Group (Kenya), Medical Express, US News, and World Report, Modern Ghana, Africa Eye Report.
The media is an integral part of communicating the scientific findings and impact of the work that CARTA and its fellows, graduates, and focal persons are doing. Its communication ensures that the public is aware of advancements and developments in public and population health by African researchers.

Articles published by media outlets in 2020

By Fellows and Graduates

The Conversation, Africa’s research ecosystem needs a culture of mentoring, Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun & Kudus Adebayo, August 04, 2020, link (ODS and KA are CARTA graduates)

Event Bright, Chronicles of Researchers during COVID-19 Lockdown, Ayodele John Alonge August 05, 2020, link (AJA is a CARTA graduate)

Mawazo Institute, Teaching Researchers How to Communicate their Work with Non-Experts, Naliaka Odera, featuring Macellina Yinyinade September 10, 2020, link (MY is a CARTA graduate)

The Conversation, Lessons from a diabetes clinic in Malawi: why everyone should follow a healthy diet, Chimwemwe Kwanjo Banda & Adamson S. Muula, August 17, 2020, link (CK is a CARTA fellow and ASM is a CARTA focal person at University of Malawi) (CKB is a CARTA fellow)

The Conversation, What can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa, Anne Khisa, September 21, 2020, link (Republished by Africa Eye Report and Standard Newspaper, Kenya) (AK is a CARTA Graduate)

The Conversation, The benefits of integrating the diagnosis of depression and diabetes treatment, Michael Udedi & Adamson S. Muula, October 27, 2020, link (republished by Modern Ghana)

The Conversation, Let’s not talk about sex: insights into how Kenyan parents talk to their teens, Beatrice Maina, October 15, 2020, link (Republished by Modern Ghana) (BM is a CARTA fellow)

The Conversation, How to get Malawian men more involved in antenatal care – and why it matters, Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando & Adamson S. Muula, October 27, 2020, link (republished by Modern Ghana) (ALN is a CARTA Graduate)

By Focal Persons 

The Conversation, Malaria still kills 1,100 a day. It can’t afford to lose resources to coronavirus, Fredros Okumu  April 23, 2020, link (FO is a CARTA focal person at Ifakara Health Institute)

The Conversation, Mobile technology can improve access to healthcare in Nigeria if it’s regulated, Funke Fayehun, Akinyinka Omigbodun, & Eme Theodora Owoaje Patricia Nduli,  May 06, 2020, link (FF and AO are CARTA focal persons at University of Ibadan)

The Conversation, African health research needs support: here’s one programme that’s working, Jude Igumbor, August 31, 2020, link (JI is a CARTA focal persons at University of the Witwatersrand)

Medical Xpress, African health research needs support: here’s one programme that’s working, Jude Igumbor,  September 01, 2020, link (JI is a CARTA focal persons at University of the Witwatersrand)

US News & World Report, The Programs Boosting Health Research Across Africa, Jude Igumbor, September 01, 2020, link (JI is a CARTA focal persons at University of the Witwatersrand)

SAFM-Late Night Conversations, Health Conversations: African health research needs support: here’s one programme that’s working, Patricia Nduli interviewing Jude Igumbor, September 10 2020, link (JI is a CARTA focal persons at University of the Witwatersrand)

The Conversation, How lockdowns affected health access in African and Asian slums, Funke Fayehun, Frances Griffiths and Bronwyn Harris, October 22, 2020 link

The Conversation, #EndSARS, How Nigeria can tap into its youthful population, Funke Fayehun and Prof. Uche Isiugo-Abanihe,  October 25, 2020, link

By Co-Directors

The Conversation, COVID-19 shows that where there is political will there is a way to work across sectors, Lungiswa Nkonki & Sharon Fonn, April 29, 2020, link (SF is a CARTA co-director)

The Conversation, Sub-Saharan Africa needs to plug local knowledge gap to up its anti-COVID-19 game, Alex Ezeh & Sharon Fonn, May 27, 2020, link (SF is a CARTA co-director).

The Conversation, Africa’s research capacity is growing. That’s good news for pandemic response efforts, Sam Kinyanjui & Sharon Fonn, July 21, 2020, link (SF is a CARTA co-director)