In this Media Dialogue, a journalist in the region shared her experience reporting on COVID during this period of issue fatigue, and answered some of these questions based on her own working lives. They was led on July 13 by Adele Baleta. Adele is an award-winning science writer, editor, facilitator and media consultant. She is a vaccine safety communications advisor to the WHO and a member of the South African National Advisory Group on Vaccine Hesitancy. Adele is expert at bridging the gap between scientists and journalists, and making science accessible to the public. Adele shared her views and tips on how journalists can deal with the challenges they face in providing essential health coverage in a time when governments, societies, and, yes, editors, seem to want to move on from the pandemic and other health issues.
In the context of the global cholera upsurge and in particular the most recent outbreak in Zambia, Eva Niederberger (Anthrologica), Santiago Ripoll (IDS) and Tom Barker (IDS) blog about the importance of centring cholera outbreak preparedness and response strategies on the circumstances and needs of communities and the experiences and insights of local responders.