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Health Talk Radio Africa

Health Talk Radio Africa with Dr. Mary Mugambi


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Dr Mary Mugambi hosts Health Talk Radio Africa which tackles health & nutrition issues affecting African people, offering practical solutions.

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Foreign multinationals are uprooting mature baobab trees in Eastern Africa transplanting in their own countries. Why? The baobab is green gold. Baobab fruit is the most nutritious in the world with highest concentration of antioxidants... more

Why do people crave and eat soil or clay. Pregnant women say they eat soil because it reduces nausea, it is rich in iron which they need. Others say the soil smells and taste delicious. The more they eat the soil, the more they crave it.... more

Africa needs nutritionists, but where are they? Why do so many nutrition and dietetic students end up doing jobs they did not train in? Why do so many nutritionists and dietitians stay jobless for many years? Yet others find or create... more

Across the African continent teenage pregnancies have skyrocketed. After the teenage mother gives birth, what is next? In the African continent, she is usually stigmatised, isolated and terrified. The community judges her daily. Few give... more

In African communities sex, rape, sodomy and incest are very taboo topics. How does a child recover from rape, sodomy or incest when these topics are discussed in whispers behind closed doors, as the problem festers. As the CORVID... more

Sex, rape, sodomy and incest are taboo topics in most African communities. Sexual assault is discussed in whispers behind closed doors, as the problem festers. Cases of child defilement during this CORVID pandemic have sky... more

Sickle Cell Disease is highly prevalent on the African continent. Sickle Cell disease is a hereditary condition with no cure. It causes red blood cells to change shape and block small blood vessels, causing excruciating pain, organ problems... more

One cannot tell the difference between Sunday, Monday or Friday. Weekends and weekdays all merge into one. The entire family is under one roof. Days have turned into weeks, and months. Adults are supposed to work from home. But... more

Children are getting psychologically affected during this CORVID 19 pandemic lock down. Children are seeing adults around them suffering due to tough economic times. Sadly, children cannot verbalise their feelings. They feel... more

Measles is one of the world's most contagious diseases. A measles vaccine has been available over 50 years. Yet our infants and children are being killed by a disease that can be prevented by this vaccine. Infants, children who are not... more

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