Government’s ability to harness public trust is crucial for managing the COVID-19 pandemic and finding ways out of the crisis. This article takes a look at what drives the widespread skepticism about government’s coronavirus response and messaging in Lagos.
The Indiana University Center for Global Health announced a $1.35 million grant that will help address mental health in western Kenya for the next three years. The grant seeks to make mental health more accessible in Kenya and the initiative is being implemented in partnership with the Moi Teaching Hospital.
Nigerian writer Kemi Falodun recently launched the Police Brutality in Nigeria Project (POBIN), an initiative to archive and keep alive the memories of Nigerian citizens who have died because of police violence.
The uncertainty generated by COVID-19 has continued to increase the levels of depression, stress and anxiety of young people and the disease is having a direct impact on the mental well-being of many. Nigerian photographer Obegwu Chudy decided to ignite conversations using an exhibition in a bid to highlight the mental health challenges.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how reliant the health systems of both the UK and U.S. are on foreign doctors who have most times had to battle immigration issues to meet the stringent requirements of their host countries.