In two new videos directed by Janet, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center explores the particularly negative impact of Covid-19 on adolescent girls and young women in Africa. One, featuring Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, examines how the pandemic is fueling a parallel epidemic of gender-based violence in South Africa. The other focuses on women working with and benefiting from the U.S.-led DREAMS initiative in Lusaka, Zambia. In new podcasts, Janet interviews experts about the impact of the pandemic on adolescent girls and young women, and the challenges to HIV prevention posed by Covid-19—in Kenya and South Africa.
Janet's most recent article, written with Marie Ba and published on www.ThinkGlobalHealth.org, an initiative from the Council on Foreign Relations, examines the history of the Ouagadougou Partnership. The Partnership advances access to family planning for health and development in Francophone West Africa.