In a new, short video 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. Featuring Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), it examines how the pandemic is fueling a parallel epidemic of gender-based violence. And in a new podcast hosted by Janet, Maurine Murenga, executive director of Lean On Me Foundation, and Brenda Ochieng, a peer mentor for Pathfinder’s DREAMS project in Mombasa, Kenya, talk about the impact of Covid-19 in Kenya.
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. "Sometimes innovation to spur social change arises in unexpected places," the piece begins. "At a time of increased extremism and insecurity in West Africa, the remarkable story of a partnership to advance women’s health and empowerment through family planning is worthy of global attention."