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Medical & Health Humanities Africa Newsletter
April 2020
 
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Featured
Visit the poet's corner and read 'Leaving Early' by Leanne O'Sullivan (quoted from the “On Being Project” website). Read more here.

Meet our featured practitioners this month...

Jess Auerbach: "As well as ongoing work mentioned above, I’ve recently started an ‘Archive of Kindness’ project which is capturing the public imagination in SA in really lovely ways. It’s a record of everyday micro kindnesses that are holding the country together right now, and all kinds of stories are being recorded and shared. I hope to work more on it in the future." Read more here.

Zinhle Maeko: "My biggest challenge was getting my foot through the door. I come from a background of Politics and IR so transitioning to media was harder than I anticipated. Now that I have seemingly found my feet my biggest challenge has been trying to make my content more accessible. This year I am trying to make content that is more accessible to people who can’t read and write or have visual and hearing impairments." Read more here. 

Sasheenie Moodley: "There are moments during fieldwork when I am lucky enough to feel – and not just hear – someone’s story. These kinds of moments profoundly impact the way I have come to see the world, and my work. Reflecting, and recounting, these moments makes me smile." Read more here. 
Project Hub
Learn more about the African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC). Read more here. 

Learn more about the Corona Times - "a blog written and curated by engaged scholars from across the world, coming together across multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, with a strong grounding in humanities and social sciences, and in dialogue with public health knowledge. The blog is a public engagement project of HUMA, the Institute for Humanities in Africa at the University of Cape Town." Read more here. 

Read the COVID-19 Special Issue in the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine. Access journal here.

Learn more about the Muntu Institute that "offer actors in the public, private and civil society sectors, through the production of analyzes in the social sciences, informed solutions in order to respond to the main challenges that arise in our societies". Read more here.
Call for Content
Submit an Anthropology podcast to Omniology. They are looking for "what makes us human in a pandemic, through turbulence, and in a crisis." Read more here.

Please write to us at medicalhumanitiesafrica@gmail.com with new ideas, feature articles, events news (especially if you are hosting), and any research or publications you would like us to share with the network. See our website for examples. We welcome any feedback and comments. Please share this newsletter with contacts and colleagues. We welcome new members. Please sign up to the mailing list or follow us on wordpress.
Publications & Research
Spoken word poetry challenges gender-based violence in Namibia. Read more here.

Skin lighteners in Africa and beyond. Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: understanding the coronavirus. Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: Spanish flu vs. coronavirus in South Africa. Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: on the coronavirus in Africa. Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: washing our hands to curb ‘corona’. Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: coronavirus in Nigeria. Read more here.

LGBT rights in African countries. Read more here.

Measuring pediatric iron deficiency in African countries. Read more here.

Reducing gender bias in Malawi’s nutrition policy. Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: Training health workers in Rwanda. Read more here.

Managing heart disease in African countries. Read more here.

Managing cancer in Ghana. Read more here.

Ebola challenges continue in the DRC. Read more here.

Same-sex relationships in Botswana. Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: lessons for COVID-19 from HIV and AIDS. Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: invisible enemy or unruly guest? (article in the Corona Times). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: of soap and dignity in South Africa’s lockdown (article in the Corona Times). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: the return of state intervention (article in the Corona Times). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: living Dakar under lockdown (article in the Corona Times). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: If men want to be heroes, they should do the dirty work (article in the Corona Times). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: social distancing and “flatten the curve” – Africa can do it (article in the Corona Times). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: academic freedom (article in the Corona Times). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: The universal right to breath (article from The Muntu Institute). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: Containment Reality in Yaounde (article from The Muntu Institute). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: care for pregnant women and moms (article from The Times). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: ethnographic voices from South Africa (article from Medical Anthropology at UCL). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: a kindness project (article from the Daily Maverick). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: learning from lockdown in Mozambique (article from The Conversation). Read more here. 

COVID-19 updates: 6 lessons from China (article from The Conversation). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: learning from other lockdowns (article from The Conversation). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: malnutrition and disease (article from The Conversation). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: food security in Kenya (article from The Conversation). Read more here.

COVID-19 updates: learning from Ebola (article from The Conversation). Read more here.
Contact
Contact us: Please email us at medicalhumanitiesafrica@gmail.com. Note that this account is not accessed more than once a fortnight, so we may be a little slow getting back to you.

About the network: This network began as a partnership between the Universities of the Witwatersrand, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Pretoria and the Western Cape. The network is an open network - a resource for practitioners, academics and anyone else interested in work that brings health and the humanities together.

Copyright: The views contained in these articles do not necessarily reflect those of MHHA or the organisations described therein. Copyright is retained by authors.
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