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코리아헤럴드 팟캐스트
[팟캐스트] (432) ‘오미크론 유입 막아라' 정부 “남아프리카 8개국에서 오는 외국인 입국금지”/ BTS "한국 아티스트로서 보이지 않는 벽 느껴”

코리아헤럴드 팟캐스트

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 27:53


진행자: 홍유, Naomi Garyan 1. Korea bans foreign arrivals from eight African countries over omicron요약: ‘오미크론 유입 막아라' 정부 “남아프리카 8개국에서 오는 외국인 입국금지”[1] South Korea is implementing tougher entry rules for arrivals from eight African countries in response to omicron, a new and potentially more contagious variant of COVID-19 first identified in South Africa and Botswana, starting Saturday at midnight.*implement: (동사) 시행하다, (명사) 도구* in response to: ~에 응하여*contagious: 전염되는, 전염성의 [2] The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency called an emergency meeting Saturday evening with 13 ministries and announced that all foreigners who have been in the newly listed African countries will be refused entry to Korea. The travel restrictions apply to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.*ministry: 정부의 각 부처 *refuse: 거절하다*restriction: 제한 [3] Korean citizens departing from the southern African countries will be required to quarantine at a government-approved facility for 10 days upon arrival, regardless of their vaccination status. *be required to: ~하라는 요구를 받다*regardless of: ~에 상관없이 [4] They will be asked to take a PCR test on the first, fifth and last day of quarantine and must be negative before they can be released.*be asked to: ~하라는 요구를 받다*quarantine: 격리기사 원문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211128000131 2. BTS leader says he feels ‘invisible wall' for Korean artists요약: BTS "한국 아티스트로서 보이지 않는 벽 느껴[1] RM, leader of the K-pop sensation BTS, said Sunday (US time) he felt there is an "invisible wall" for Korean artists despite the group's back-to-back success in the global music industry.*back to back: 서로 등을 맞대고, 꼬리에 꼬리를 물고, 연이어*industry: 산업 [2] The remark was seen as referring to the group's failure to win nomination for the top four Grammys despite a series of dazzling successes, such as producing back-to-back Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers and winning the coveted top honor at the American Music Awards.*refer to: 언급하다*dazzling: 눈부신, 휘황찬란한*coveted: 탐내던 [3] "We secured the AMAs' artist of the year and a Grammy nomination, which means a lot to an artist," he said during a press conference at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. "Still, I feel there is an invisible wall, such as our identity as an artist who began its career in South Korea and language limitations."*secure: (형용사) 안심하는, 안전한 (동사) 얻어 내다, 획득하다, 고정시키다*press conference: 기자회견 [4] Last week, the South Korean group won the artist of the year at the AMAs and earned a Grammy nomination for the second consecutive year after its back-to-back Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, including "Butter" and "Permission to Dance."*earned: 얻다, 받다*consecutive: 연이은기사원문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211129000083See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The SeedPod for Kids
Missionary Monday Sherwin Interview

The SeedPod for Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 18:36


Our missionary today is Ms. Laura who JUST moved to Malawi, Africa a few months ago. Learn why her family decided to go be a missionary as well as how she has been adjusting to a new country. If you want to follow her, check out her blog, www.thesherwinpost.wordpress.com! Missionary Monday: Episode 10Podcast created and produced by: Katie ChitwoodIf you have enjoyed this program and would like to find more programs like it, go to our website: www.startingwithjesus.comWrite to Ms. Katie at seedpod@startingwithjesus.com to let me know how much you are enjoying this podcast!Special thanks to: Dr. Laura Sherwin, DDS: for sharing her new experience with us!Lindsey Mills: Theme Music, www.lindseymillsmusic.com

Rio Bravo qWeek
Episode 76 - Eating Disorders

Rio Bravo qWeek

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 22:24


Episode 76: Eating Disorders. The malaria vaccine is announced by Dr Parker, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are briefly discussed by Sophia, Jeffrey and Dr Arreaza. Introduction: Introducing the malaria vaccine (RTS,S)Written by Hector Arreaza, MD; read by Tana Parker, MD.  Today is November 26, 2021.Malaria is a devastating disease that continues to kill thousands of people every year around the world. Since the year 2000, there have been 1.5 billion cases of malaria and 7.6 million deaths. In 2019, there were 229 million new cases, and 409,000 deaths, mostly children under 5 years of age.Effective vaccines for many protozoal diseases are available for animals (for example, the vaccine against toxoplasmosis in sheep, babesiosis in cows, and more.) However, vaccines for protozoal disease in humans had not been widely available … until now. The RTS,S is a vaccine against malaria approved by the European Medicines Agency in July 2015 for babies at risk, and it was rolled out in pilot projects in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya in 2019.  In October 2021, the World Health Organization announced the recommendation of this anti-malaria vaccine. The trade name of this vaccine is Mosquirix®. The vaccination is recommended for children in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions with moderate to high transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, which is considered the deadliest parasite in humans.  The approved vaccine has shown low to moderate efficacy, preventing about 30% of severe malaria after 4 doses in children younger than five years old. Implementation of vaccination is not free from challenges, and it should be executed not as the solution for the disease, but as part of the solution, along with other efforts such as mosquito control, effective health care, and more.RTS,S is an add-on to continue the fight against malaria worldwide. Hopefully we can lighten the heavy burden of malaria for more than 87 countries that suffer the severe consequences of poor control of this devastating disease. This is Rio Bravo qWeek, your weekly dose of knowledge brought to you by the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program from Bakersfield, California. Our program is affiliated with UCLA, and it's sponsored by Clinica Sierra Vista, Let Us Be Your Healthcare Home. ___________________________Eating Disorders. Written by Sophia Dhillon, MS3, Jeffrey Nguyen, MS3. Discussion with Hector Arreaza, MD.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive lecture on eating disorders. This episode is intended to give you basic information, hoping to motivate you keep learning about it. Let's start talking about eating disorders today, specifically anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. What is an eating disorder? An eating disorder is a disturbance of eating that interferes with health. As a reminder, health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” So, an eating disorder, in a wide context, is any eating pattern that is out of what is considered “normal”, and that variation in feeding causes health problems. But in general, when we talk about eating disorders in medicine, we refer to anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, but it includes also avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, binge eating disorder, night eating disorder, pica, and rumination disorder.  ANOREXIAIn general, anorexia is characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure or an irrational fear of weight gain as well as distorted body self-perception. There are 2 main subtypes of anorexia: restricting type vs binge-eating/purging type. Tell us the difference between anorexia restrictive type and binge eating-purging type.Anorexia, restrictive type is when weight loss is achieved by diet, fasting and/or excessive exercise, meanwhile the binge-eating/purging type entails eating binges followed by self-induced vomiting and/or using laxatives, enemas or diuretics. These patients will have intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. They will have a distorted perception of body weight and shape or denial of the medical seriousness of one's low body weight.Anorexia nervosa is different than avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. In anorexia, you have an altered perception of your body (“I'm fat”), but in avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, your perception of your body weight and shape is not abnormal. “I'm skinny, and I'm OK with that.” This is new information for me. I thought anorexia was present always when a patient refused to eat, whether you liked your body or not.Why do people develop eating disorders? There are so many reasons why people develop eating disorders. First, it can be psychological due to low self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy or failure, feeling of being out of control, response to change (i. e. puberty) or response to stress. Second, it can be due to interpersonal issues like having trouble with family and personal relationships, difficult expressing emotions or feelings, or even history of being teased based on size or weight. Lastly, it is the social and cultural norms that we grow up in. There are cultural pressures that glorify thinness and place value on obtaining the perfect body, narrow definitions of beauty that include women and men of specific body weights and shapes. Sometimes there is no reason. Some people just get obsessed with their weight and perceive themselves as “fat”. Effect of anorexia on different parts of the bodySince these patients are scared of gaining weight, how does it affect the entire body?Anorexia can affect multiple systems in our body. Just to name a few symptoms that it can manifest as: amenorrhea, infertility, constipation, dizziness, hypothermia, bradycardia, hypotension, dry skin and even hair loss. Starvation induces protein and fat catabolism that leads to loss of cellular volume and atrophy of the heart, brain, liver, intestines, kidneys, and muscles. Cardiac: It can decrease cardiac mass, decrease cardiac chamber volumes, cause myocardial fibrosis and pericardial effusion. These manifestations are reversible if the patient gains weight. Functionally, it can cause bradycardia due to increased parasympathetic activity, hypotension, decreased heart rate variability and QT prolongation on ECG. Lungs: shortness of breath due to weakened and wasting of the respiratory muscles, pneumothorax and aspiration pneumonia. GI system: it leads to gastroparesis with bloating, constipation, severe pancreatitis and mild transaminitis. Hematologic: anemia, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. Skin manifestations include dry/scaly skin, hair loss, acne, hyperpigmentation and acrocyanosis. You can also find lanugo, which is a very thin, light colored hair on the face and body. It is thought that the lanugo is an adaptation from the body to keep it warm. Lanugo is common in patients with anorexia nervosa or other causes of malnourishment. That's why wearing coats in warm weather can be a silent sign of anorexia. Other subtle signs include social withdrawal, fidgeting (to burn calories), and always “eating” in private.  It is important to remember that all these manifestation that Jeffrey mentioned are not present with intermittent fasting because intermittent fasting is an intermittent restriction of food, the nutritional needs are met during the “feasting” periods after “fasting”. Some may argue that intermittent fasting may promote eating disorders, but I believe intermittent fasting is just an effective treatment for obesity.Treatment plan for anorexiaThere are several treatment options for these patients. We can refer them to nutritional rehabilitation where they can supervise meals. We can refer them to psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or motivational interviewing. There is also a drug called Olanzapine for this condition. Sometimes, patients may need admission to the hospital. I learned recently that UCLA has an Eating Disorder Program which includes inpatient services. Some centers are very specialized and include family therapy and group therapy. Listeners, you can continue to research about anorexia, it's is fascinating. The prevalence of anorexia in the US is estimated to be 0.6%[3]. BULIMIABy definition, bulimia nervosa is when a person binge eats and then uses certain behaviors to prevent weight gain. These behaviors may include self-induced vomiting, using laxatives or diuretics, exercising excessively, or fasting and having a restrictive diet. Signs and symptoms to look forA physical examination is key. On physical presentation, these people usually can have overweight or obesity. That's the main difference with anorexia. Anorexia: skinny people, bulimia: normal weight, overweight or obesity. Regardless of their weight, these patients are malnourished. They may lack some essential nutrients causing serious health consequences. That's why nutrition cannot be assessed by BMI only. Common signs they will present with will include tachycardia, hypotension (systolic blood pressure below 90), dry skin, and hair loss. If the person uses self-induced vomiting to prevent weight gain, they may have erosion of the dental enamel from all the acid that comes up when they vomit. There may also be scarring or calluses on the dorsum side of the hand from all the acid too. Their parotid glands, that are located on the side of the jaws will also be swollen, causing a sign known as chipmunk face of bulimia.From talking to this person and getting a detailed history, we will learn of the symptoms bulimia nervosa can cause. This will include lethargy and fatigue, irregular menstrual periods in a female, abdominal pain and bloating, and constipationThis disorder really does take a toll on the body. There's plenty of complications that come with it as well. Let's try to break it down by system. GI system has the most complications: esophageal tears from the vomiting called Mallory-Weiss syndrome, which will present with bloody vomits, a loss of gag reflex, esophageal dysmotility, abdominal pain and bloating, GERD, diarrhea and malabsorption of nutrients, fatty stools known as steatorrhea, colonic dysmotility leading to constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, rectal prolapse, and pancreatitis. Cardiac: serious complication is ipeac-induced myopathy, let's spend a little time on this. Ipecac is a syrup that someone with bulimia nervosa may use to make themselves vomit. If a person uses this syrup frequently or for a long amount of time, there is a component called emetine will accumulate in muscle, including cardiac muscle. If a person uses ipecac chronically, it can be detected in the urine for up to 60 days. This will damage the heart muscles or myocardium and lead to cardiomyopathy. It will present with symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, hypotension, tachycardia or bradycardia, T wave abnormalities on ECG, conduction delays, arrythmias, pericardial effusions, and even congestive heart failure. Cardiomyopathy may be irreversible. Renal system: dehydration, hypokalemia, hypochloremia, hyponatremia, and metabolic alkalosis. This could happen in patient who use diuretics as a purging mechanism. Endocrine system: Electrolytes and hormones imbalance. The endocrine system primarily impacts the reproductive and skeletal systems. Among 82 women treated for bulimia nervosa, menstrual irregularities were present in 45 percent at pretreatment and in 31 percent at 12-month follow-up. These irregularities may look like spotty or very light menstrual cycles. Cycles may be very erratic or completely absent. Skeletal system: osteopenia and osteoporosis are common with bulimia nervosa. Osteopenia means weaker and more brittle bones. Osteoporosis is more serious than osteopenia and can more easily result in fractures.The diagnosis of bulimia nervosa can usually be made clinically. And after the diagnosis with bulimia nervosa, the first step in helping them is always getting a full lab work up to see what systems to the body have been impacted. Treatment options include nutritional counseling, behavioral therapy, and even medications. If a person needs help connecting with someone that can help with this disorder, there are organizations that they can contact which will connect them with proper resources in their area. Organizations include the Academy for Eating Disorders and the National Eating Disorders Association. Bulimia nervosa is more prevalent in females than males in all age groups. In the US, adult prevalence is 1.0% and adolescent prevalence is 0.9%, with the median age of onset of 18 years. After comparing different age groups, we have seen the prevalence of bulimia nervosa has increased over time. Conclusion: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are eating disorders that can have consequences on the health of our patients. We should know the difference between these two diseases and know the resources available in our community to assist these patients. The diagnosis may be done clinically, but you will need to order labs or imaging for a full assessment. Eating disorders are an example of the direct effect a mental illness can have in the body. In the specific case, anorexia and bulimia cause malnutrition. The treatment of these diseases requires a multidisciplinary team to treat the patient and the family as well.____________________________Conclusion: Now we conclude our episode number 76 “Eating Disorders.” We started this episode with exciting news about the new malaria vaccine, a step forward on our fight against malaria. Sophia, Jeffrey, and Dr Arreaza presented an interesting overview about anorexia and bulimia. They taught us that if a patient perceives him or herself as “fat”, but they are actually underweight, they may have anorexia. Patients with bulimia tend to have normal or above normal BMI but have periods of binging and purging. Be aware of these conditions while assessing your patients' nutritional status and treat appropriately or refer as needed. Even without trying, every night you go to bed being a little wiser.Thanks for listening to Rio Bravo qWeek. If you have any feedback about this podcast, contact us by email RBresidency@clinicasierravista.org, or visit our website riobravofmrp.org/qweek. This podcast was created with educational purposes only. Visit your primary care physician for additional medical advice. This week we thank Hector Arreaza, Tana Parker, Sophia Dhillon, and Jeffrey Nguyen. Audio edition: Suraj Amrutia. See you next week! _____________________References: Malaria's Impact Worldwide, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/malaria_worldwide/impact.html, accessed on November 15, 2021.  Constitution of the World Health Organization, Basic Documents, Forty-fifth edition, Supplement, October 2006, accessed on Aug 26, 2021. Accessed on November 15, 2021.  https://www.who.int/governance/eb/who_constitution_en.pdf. 12 Secret Signs of Anorexia, CBS News, August 12, 2010, https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/12-secret-signs-of-anorexia/3/.  Hudson JI, Hiripi E, Pope HG Jr, Kessler RC. The prevalence and correlates of eating disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Feb 1;61(3):348-58. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2006.03.040. Epub 2006 Jul 3. Erratum in: Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Jul 15;72(2):164. PMID: 16815322; PMCID: PMC1892232. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16815322/.  Mitchell, James E, MD; and Christie Zunker, PhD, CPH, CHES, Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder in adults: Medical complications and their management, UpToDate, October 2021. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/bulimia-nervosa-and-binge-eating-disorder-in-adults-medical-complications-and-their-management?search=Bulimia%20nervosa%20and%20binge%20eating%20disorder%20in%20adults:%20Medical%20complications%20and%20their%20management&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1 Yager, Joel, MD, Eating disorders: Overview of epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnosis, UpToDate, October 2021. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/eating-disorders-overview-of-epidemiology-clinical-features-and-diagnosis?search=Eating%20disorders:%20Overview%20of%20epidemiology,%20clinical%20features,%20and%20diagnosis&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1 Yager, Joel, MD, Eating disorders: Overview of prevention and treatment, UpToDate, October 2021. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/eating-disorders-overview-of-prevention-and-treatment?search=Eating%20disorders:%20Overview%20of%20prevention%20and%20treatment&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1

Jesuitical
Cynical about Christian mission trips? Monsignor Ramkissoon will change your mind.

Jesuitical

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:12


“No child is going to be abandoned twice.” That is the mission of Mustard Seed Communities, a nonprofit founded by Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon to serve some of the most vulnerable people on earth: children and adults in low-income countries with severe mental or physical disabilities. What began as a small home for a handful of children who were left to fend for themselves on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, is now a network of communities providing 600 children and adults with shelter, education, health care and training in Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe and Malawi. We ask Monsignor Gregory what inspired his ministry, about the ethics of “mission trips” and how working with people the world has discarded has shaped his understanding of God. You can find out more about Mustard Seed Communities—and support their incredible work this Giving Tuesday—here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Abiding Together
S10 Bonus Episode: An Interview with Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow of Mary's Meals

Abiding Together

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 44:51


In this episode, we speak with Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and hear the story of his amazing ministry Mary's Meals. Magnus shares how a personal conversion at Medjugorje led him to helping refugees in Bosnia, and how meeting a child named Edward in Malawi was the beginning of feeding 2 million children a day. Find out more about Mary's Meals on youtube in the video Love Reaches Everywhere and watch as they celebrate the amazing milestone of feeding 2 million children a day! We invite you to follow Mary's Meals online at https://www.marysmeals.org and on Instagram @marysmeals.    Sister Miriam's one thing - Through the Heart of St. Joseph - Fr. Boniface Hicks  Michelle's one thing - Sweet Cross - Laura Phelps  Heather's one thing - Heather's road trip with her youngest daughter Eva Magnus's one thing -  His Acorn Tree  Other Books Mentioned - The Shed That Fed a Million Children: The Mary's Meals Story - Magnus MacFarlane- Barrow Give: Charity and the Art of Living Generously- Magnus MacFarlane- Barrow

Health Check
Covid cases across Europe

Health Check

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 27:04


James Gallagher, BBC health and science correspondent, examines Covid case rates across Europe. A report on a new study documenting the incidence of Typhoid in three capital cities - Blantyre, Malawi and Kathmandu, Nepal, for the first time - plus updated estimates in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Claudia discusses the role of antibiotic resistance and gets an update on a new vaccine for the disease. Remembering Professor Sir Michael Rutter, ‘the father of child psychiatry’ who died recently. And can house work help your memory? Presenter: Claudia Hammond Producer: Erika Wright (Picture: A crowded street in Brussels, Belgium in November 2021. Photo credit: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty images.)

The Documentary Podcast
Reaching for the sky

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 27:19


Memory Sidira is buzzing with excitement as she talks about what she is learning during her course at Malawi's Drone and Data Academy - the first of its kind in Africa. The Academy's aim is to build local expertise for Malawi's expanding drone industry and to teach young Africans from across the continent 21st Century skills in drone flight and data analysis. Ruth Evans hears how drones are inspiring young Africans like Memory to reach for the sky.

Messages | RHC
When Exodus Is Your Life Story

Messages | RHC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021


Exodus is not just a story from long ago. The same God who called Moses calls us into his work. Listen in as Ashley Malloy, a medical missionary to Malawi, shares how God called and provided each step of the way.

Naturally Adventurous
S2E15: Mozambique & Malawi adventures with Ken Behrens

Naturally Adventurous

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 42:23


Charley introduces a compilation of Ken's messages from his recent trip overland through Mozambique & Malawi. Check out a Google map of sites mentioned: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=12mxvO9mTy-uksjhOO7FxmQvZMQhzIhOW&usp=sharing Check out some photos related to the episode: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=naturallyadventurouspodcast&set=a.317541726863172 If you wish to support this podcast, please visit our patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/naturallyadventurous?fan_landing=true Yellow-throated Apalis recording courtesy of Willem-Jan Emsens, XC166717. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/166717. License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Feel free to contact us at: ken.behrens@gmail.com or cfchesse@gmail.com Naturally Adventurous Podcast Travel Nature Adventure Birding --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ken-behrens/message

A brush with...
A brush with... Billie Zangewa

A brush with...

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 43:36


Billie Zangewa talks to Ben Luke about the art, literature, music and film that have influenced her and inspire her today, and the cultural experiences that have shaped her life and work.Zangewa hand-stitches images, often featuring herself, using raw silk, in highly coloured, intricate compositions, and hopes to challenge existing representations of Black women. Born in 1973 in Blantyre, Malawi, she grew up in Botswana and then studied at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, in the 1990s. She now lives and works in Johannesburg. Zangewa's imagery is both highly personal and universal—in recent years, particularly since the birth of her son, Mika, she has focused increasingly on depictions of herself at home, as a woman and a mother in domestic space, engaging in humdrum activities. By training her eye on the mundane moments of daily existence, she says she wants to explore the overlooked aspects of women's lives—she refers to this as “daily feminism”. She discusses her use of silk and how she began working with it out of necessity rather than by design. She recalls her early love of Vincent van Gogh, her response to the films of Jane Campion. She reflects on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on her life and practice, and how she still works at her kitchen table, even despite the fact she has a dedicated studio. This episode is sponsored by Bloomberg Connects. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Female Physician Entrepreneurs Podcast
#60 Clinical Studies and Physician Leadership Coaching With Dr. Pui-Ying Iroh Tam

Female Physician Entrepreneurs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 17:20


Dr. Pui-Ying Iroh Tam is a mother, pediatric infectious diseases specialist, clinician-researcher, and life and leadership coach. Since 2016, she has been based in Malawi full-time working as a consultant pediatrician and physician-scientist. In addition to leading clinical studies and trials, she has taught, mentored, and supervised numerous junior trainees, both in Malawi and internationally. Her work as a coach focuses on reducing burnout, stress and overwhelm for high-achieving women physician/academics. Her coaching also targets the development, building and refinement of their leadership skills – because better leaders create better results, both in their own lives and those of others. Website: https://drpuicoaching.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pui-ying-iroh-tam-dmed-faap-fpids-fidsa-cpc-eli-mp-39bb9b131/ Email: drpui@drpuicoaching.com ------------------------------------------ About FPE If you are a women physician, join us at Female Physician Entrepreneurs Group We learn and grow together https://www.facebook.com/groups/FemalePhysicianEntrepreneurs Our website https://FPEStrong.com

Mochileiros sem Pauta
Cinema em casa com a Worldpackers #02

Mochileiros sem Pauta

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 68:27


Em parceria com a Worldpackers, trazemos pra vocês o segundo episódios numa série de quatro, sobre filmes alternativos que abordam as diferentes parte do mundo e a bancada trazendo resenhas e nossas observações de viagens ao filme. De maneira leve e descontraída, fizemos nossas analises referente ao filme Gabriel e a montanha. Um filme nacional que se passa no continente africano. Baseado em fatos reais o filme narra a jornada do economista Gabriel durante sua passagem pelas terras africanas, onde o ator contra-cena com pessoas que cruzaram com o verdadeiro Gabriel, este encontrado morto nas montanhas no Malawi. Representando a Worldpackers, o co-fundador Riq Lima estará presente nessas série conosco para papear sobre as obras selecionadas. E nesse segundo episódio nossa convidada é Lanna Sanches, que fará parte da bancada para discorrermos sobre o filme. Apresentação : Cainã Ito Representando a Worldpackers: Riq Lima Convidado: Lanna Sanches Arte vitrine: Guto Arrigoni

The Nugget Climbing Podcast
EP 95: Tyler Algeo — Starting a Climbing Gym in Africa, Climb Malawi, and Raising Black Sons as a White Dad

The Nugget Climbing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 131:23


Tyler Algeo is a Canadian who moved to Africa and started a climbing gym, with the goal of creating a socio-economically inclusive climbing community in Malawi. We talked about learning to climb in Ireland, living in Africa, founding Climb Malawi, adopting and raising his two black sons, Tyler's work with The Climbing Initiative, and creating a better world through climbing.Donate To:safeclimbing.orgclimbmalawi.comclimbinginitiative.orgSupport the Podcast:thenuggetclimbing.com/supportWe are supported by these amazing BIG GIVERS:Bryan Fast, Leo FranchiBecome a Patron:patreon.com/thenuggetclimbingShow Notes:  thenuggetclimbing.com/episodes/tyler-algeoNuggets:5:05 – Living in Cincinnati and growing up in Calgary6:14 – Learning to climb in Ireland9:50 – Working in Ireland10:13 – How Tyler and his wife ended up in Malawi14:24 – Having to return to the States due to Covid, and salary differences between foreign workers and locals in Malawi17:25 – Description of Malawi, the topography, and rock climbing 21:39 – The population of Malawi, and why so many people move there from neighboring African countries24:23 – Day-to-day life in Malawi 27:05 – Having a housekeeper, and the risks of creating an upside-down economy 30:05 – Good intentions gone awry32:58 – Tyler's climbing leading up to Malawi, and building a wall in his backyard 37:21 – The socioeconomic divide in Malawi, and how Climb Malawi was born42:26 – Other artificial climbing in Malawi44:50 – Outgrowing the backyard climbing wall45:35 – Local climbing in Malawi47:24 – The Climb Malawi climbing wall and location description52:44 – Ernest54:29 – Outdoor trips and introducing Malawians to rock climbing55:31 – Memphis Rox as an inspiration, and the Climb Malawi business model1:00:03 – The impact of covid on Climb Malawi, and Malawi itself1:03:17 – Tyler's continued involvement with Climb Malawi1:05:38 – How living in Malawi has shaped Tyler's perspective of what the global climbing community looks like1:09:05 – Ugly entitlement, the game of climbing, and introducing people to climbing with humility1:14:11 – The Chichewa language, and some route names and phrases1:18:47 – Bodie and Moses (Tyler's adopted boys)1:22:42 – Tyler's thoughts on moving to Denver with two black sons, and how to provide them with mentorship1:31:33 – “Try to use your privilege with honor.”1:33:16 – The Climbing Initiative1:49:48 – How listeners can support Climb Malawi and TCI 1:51:45 – Tyler's current climbing, and working on his mental performance and making sport climbing more life-giving1:58:43 – Who's doing the more impressive thing, climbing at your emotional limit, grades, and having a relationship with each route2:03:01 – A better world through climbing2:07:35 – Gratitude for family and his wife

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 147: Neill Blomkamp - Big Budget Indies and Creative Freedom

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 70:30


Ever since I saw District 9 and learned of all the mythical stories behind the short film becoming a feature, I have been a massive fan of today's guest, Neill Blomkamp. Though Neill is here today to talk about his new sci-fi horror fiction film, Demonic, we also chatted up about his other films that have been successful over the years.Released in August 2021, Demonic follows a young woman who unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed.Neill is a South African Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and animator, best known for writing and directing multiple-award-winning films such as Chappie, Elysium, and the iconic District 9, along with a plethora of short films, commercials, and special effect credits.If you have seen a few of Neill's works already, you would already know and admire his dystopian, action, and sci-fi style of writing and filmmaking. He depicts the short film in documentary style, with xenophobic social segregation themes.In 2009 Neill and his wife, Canadian screenwriter Terri Tatchell, co-wrote a short film titled, Alive in Joburg, which later became his feature film debut, District 9. Neill received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture for this $210.8 million-grossing film from a $30 millionbudget.District 9 was a critically acclaimed splash, earning multiple awards, including the Bafta, the Academy, Golden Globes, etc., for its visual effects, editing, screenplay, and picture. And a 90% on rotten tomato. But the success of this film is truly in the story it tells and the inspiration that drove it.In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor.In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, was contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends.As you will hear in our conversation, this project was inspired by parts of Johannesburg in South Africa's history Neill was learning. His journey involved gaining awareness of xenophobia from relatively poor South Africans against immigrants from Mozambique, Nigeria, and Malawi --- a sentiment is still prevalent with some South Africans to this day.The initial short film, Alive In Joburg that preceded District 9, had a socio-political theme shot in realism-based style paired with sci-fi but of performers sharing real-life experiences of illegal aliens/immigrants in South Africa.By the time he had to adapt the script for the feature, District 9, Neill had moved into an interest of South Africa's history, including apartheid, and precisely its border war period in the 1980s.As mentioned earlier, Neill started his career in this industry through visual effects and animation in commercials. When he moved to Canada at 18 years old, the pathway opened up for him to finally pursue his childhood dream of working in the film industry.He did Ads animation for some years while closely following the works of film directors who had gone the commercials to film directing route. One of his most prominent commercials to date, which was shelved by the clients based on creative differences, was a short film Superbowl ad for Nike.Even though he spent a short time doing commercials, Neill has held on to all the transferable lessons and tips to his filmmaking and screenwriting.IN 2015, Neill released his third feature film, dystopian sci-fi action fiction, Chappie, co-written with his wife, Tatchell --- starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, and Hugh Jackman. Chappie became a massive success at the box office with a gross of from a $49 million budget.Chappie, an artificial general intelligence law enforcement robot, is captured during a patrol and reprogrammed by gangsters after being stolen. He becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.Wanting to experiment and have more creative freedom Neill created Oats Studios. Oats Studios makes experimental short films, a testing ground for ideas and creativity leading to full scale feature films based on ideas created here. One of the studios most popular shorts is Rakka.Not to give too much away, let's dig into my interview with our incredible and inspiring guest, Neill Blomkamp.

Small Town Dicks Podcast

A woman named Mary goes missing after spending the evening at a popular nightclub. Local police have few leads. Then police learn a sex offender from Ireland is in town and was seen harassing women customers before leaving the club with Mary. Detective Shaun, who is supposed to be taking his vacation, suspects something terrible has happened and pulls out all the stops to find the Irishman. When they finally catch up to him he denies any wrongdoing, until a surprising scientific detail puts him at the scene of a grisly crime.The detective:Retired Detective Superintendent Shaun was a Police officer for 30 years and a detective for the majority of that time, working in the Tayside area of Scotland for the majority of his service. In his last few years he was honored to represent Scottish Policing overseas and worked with Police Officers in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malawi and Zambia, as well as welcoming officers from across the USA to come and share good practice in Scotland. Nowadays he run investigations for a humanitarian charity. He is married with 2 grown up daughters. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Gospel Life | Gospel Life Global Missions
20 | God's Calling to Moldova and Malawi with Eric Chapman

Gospel Life | Gospel Life Global Missions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 51:50


Josh speaks with the founder of the ministry in Malawi, Eric Chapman. Eric and his family began serving as missionaries in Moldova in Eastern Europe in 1993 after the fall of the Soviet Union. He shares about how God called him and has led him through his years of service. Submit a question for an upcoming episode: gospellife.org/questions Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2ERgw1K Amazon Podcasts: amzn.to/3qIKZnK Google Podcasts: bit.ly/2veO8U5 Spotify: spoti.fi/38CaTQu Stitcher: bit.ly/2BDF1xo TuneIn: bit.ly/2GjRjLI Episode Page:

Mongabay Newscast
Mongabay Reports: Lost chameleon reappears

Mongabay Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 5:07


The rare Champman's pygmy chameleon has been missing in the wild for over two decades. First described in 1992, it was finally seen in a dwindling patch of rainforest in the Malawi Hills in 2016. Researchers say there are likely more. However, they are unable to travel the long distances between the shrinking patches of their forest home.  Scientists' findings of the rare chameleon call for conservation of the chameleon's habitat, which has seen an 80% deforestation rate over the past 40 years.  This episode features the popular article, "Rare pygmy chameleon, lost to science, found in dwindling Malawi forest," by Liz Kimbrough: https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/rare-pygmy-chameleon-lost-to-science-found-in-dwindling-malawi-forest/ Please invite your friends to subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast wherever they get podcasts, or download our free app in the Apple App Store or in the Google Store to have access to our latest episodes at your fingertips. If you enjoy this series, please visit www.patreon.com/mongabay to pledge a dollar or more to keep the show growing, Mongabay is a nonprofit media outlet and all support helps! See all our latest news from nature's frontline at Mongabay's homepage: news.mongabay.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by searching for @mongabay. Photo Credit: Chapman's pygmy chameleon by Krystal Tolley Liz Kimbrough is a staff writer for Mongabay. Find her on Twitter: @lizkimbrough_

The Moth
The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot Dogs

The Moth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 53:25


A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and a new mother struggles with her prosthetic arm. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Jessi Klein, Al Letson, Marco Huertas, Mary Archbold

Africa Today
The COP26 climate change summit has started in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Africa Today

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 30:32


The COP26 climate change summit has started with activists and world leaders in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche is there and he's been speaking to Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera who is amongst the African leaders present. Also, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed calls on Ethiopians to arm themselves to fight in Tigray against the TPLF. Plus, the Sudan Professionals Association says tens of thousands of civilians will not stop protesting against the military coup in the country.

Africa Daily
Is the COP26 summit all about the money?

Africa Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 15:01


Malawi's President - Lazarus Chakwera – told rich countries to “pay up or perish with us” ahead of the COP26 climate summit. Developed nations are yet to meet a promise to pay £100bn to poorer countries each year to deal with climate change. Projects to transfer to renewable energy or cope with the impacts of climate change are expensive…more than most countries on the continent can afford. But Africa is the most vulnerable continent to the effects of climate change. So, is COP26 really all about the money? #AfricaDaily Host: Alan Kasujja (@kasujja) Guest: Zawadi Mudibo (@zawadaimudibo)

Esteri
Esteri di ven 29/10/21

Esteri

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 26:24


1-Salvare il mondo o condannarlo a un futuro infernale...Dall'Onu al movimento Fridays for Future si moltiplicano gli appelli alla Cop26. (Martina Stefanoni)....2- Da Glasgow a Parigi: le promesse non mantenute dai paesi ricchi stanno portando a un catastrofico aumento della temperatura globale. (Simonetta Poltronieri)....3-Gli effetti del surriscaldamento in Africa. ..Un tempo il lago Ciad dava acqua a 20 milioni di persone, oggi è poco più di una pozzanghera. (Raffaele Masto)....4-Sudan. La protesta contro il golpe paga. ..A sorpresa il nuovo uomo forte del paese, il Generale Burhan, ha chiesto al premier deposto di formare un nuovo governo. (Emanuele Valenti)....5- Le spose bambine del Malawi. Il Covid e la chiusura delle scuole hanno intensificato il fenomeno dei matrimoni forzati. La campagna di ActionAid che vuole restituire ai più piccoli il diritto allo studio (Paola Maceroni – Actionaid Italia)....5- L'egoismo del G20 ha affossato il piano Covax...Finora i paesi in via di sviluppo hanno ricevuto soltanto il 12% delle dosi di vaccino anti Covid promessi ad ogni vertice. (Alfredo Somoza)

Tea Biz
Tea News and Biz Insights - October 29, 2021

Tea Biz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 18:25


HEAR THE HEADLINES – Fairtrade International Predicts Growers Climate-Related Financial Disaster | Chemical Fertilizer Supplies Disrupted | Holiday Helpers Are in Short Supply| NEWSMAKER – Will Battle, author, consultant, and enthusiast for all things tea. Will trained as a taster in India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Malawi and has 20 years of experience sourcing tea. He is the author of “The World Tea Encyclopaedia” and managing director of Fine Tea Merchants, Ltd., in Lincoln, England. | FEATURES – This week Tea Biz travels to Lincoln, England for a visit with Will Battle, author of “The World Tea Encyclopaedia” and managing director of Fine Tea Merchants, Ltd., a wholesale tea import and export venture that supplies tea merchants with mainstream offerings as well as rare teas and herbals.The Unique Cost of Producing Specialty TeaConsumers who pay a premium at retail for specialty tea often leave growers to foot the bill. The costs of producing the distinctive taste of the authentic, transparent, eco-friendly, clean-label formulations that are so popular with Millennial and Gen Z cohorts are significantly higher than what growers spend supplying conventional tea. A preference for chemical-free cultivation, third-party certifications, energy-efficient, carbon-neutral processing and transport, and recyclable and biodegradable packaging further erode margins along the length of the supply chain. This raises a fundamental question: Is anyone making money making specialty tea?

KQED’s Forum
San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora Reopens, Spotlights Amoako Boafo and Billie Zangewa

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 27:18


For the first time since the start of the pandemic, San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora reopened its doors to the public last week. Featured in the museum's newly renovated space are the first solo exhibitions of two of Africa's most critically-acclaimed contemporary artists: Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo and Malawi-born, Johannesburg-based Billie Zangewa. We'll talk with the curators about the shows, which both center and celebrate the Black gaze.

Africalink | Deutsche Welle
AfricaLink on Air - 28 October 2021

Africalink | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 30:00


Prodemocracy demonstrations expected in Eswatini+++Impact of sanctions against Zimbabwe+++Does the level of education matter when choosing a partner?

Focus
High hopes for anti-malaria vaccine

Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 5:18


After testing on more than 800,000 children in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya, the WHO has recommended the use of a vaccine against malaria, a disease that kills nearly 400,000 people every year, mostly children under five. The jab is effective against one of the parasites that transmits the disease and reduces the risk of severe cases by 30 percent, which is enough to save tens of thousands of lives. Associated with other methods, it could drastically reduce the number of sick people each year. Could it even contain the epidemic? Our correspondents report.

UCL Minds
Black Urbanisms - Episode 4: Black Urbanisms and Theorising from Africa

UCL Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 12:47


In this final episode of UCL Urban Laboratory's podcast series, we continue to put Prof AbdouMaliq Simone's work on ‘Blackness and the Urban' in conversation with scholars who also presented during the ‘At the frontiers of the urban' conference. Here we probe the relationship between Black urbanisms and land governance in African cities with Dr Evance Mwathanga, alongside excerpts from Prof Wilbard Kombe's talk on the urban transformations being driven by an inadequately regulated market/real estate sector. Dr Wilbard Kombe is Professor of Urban Land Management and Director of the Institute of Human Settlements Studies at Ardhi University. Dr Evance Mwathunga is the Head of Geography and Earth Sciences Department at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. For more information and to access the transcript: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/urban-lab/transcript-black-urbanisms-and-theorising-africa

African Music Industry
C-Scripture – The Third Letter ALBUM REVIEW Malawi

African Music Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 5:55


Malawi's underground hip hop king, C-Scripture, gave us his third album titled The Third Letter in 2020 and here is a my review

St Marcus MKE Sermons
All You Need is Love | Love Your Neighbor + Central Africa Medical Mission Presentation

St Marcus MKE Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 38:10


Today's message follows the theme "Love Your Neighbor" continuing Pastor Jeske's series on "All you Need Is Love".   The service includes a presentation on the Central Africa Medical Mission, a 60-year legacy of healthcare in Zambia and Malawi. The volunteers and national staff see many faces and have been a light of Jesus to many people. 

It's a Continent
Vera Chirwa: Malawi's Fearless Fighter

It's a Continent

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 28:04


Vera Chirwa was Malawi's first female lawyer and became a founding member of the Malawi Congress Party and the Nyasaland African Women's league. Chirwa's belief in multiparty democratic rule came at a time when a dangerous despot, Hastings Banda ruled a newly independent Malawi. In 1982, Banda ended up charging Vera and her husband Orton with treason, and the following year the court sentenced the couple to death. In this episode we look at Vera Chirwa's life and her drive to keep going despite being held as a prisoner of conscience in horrendous conditions. Trigger Warning: this episode contains descriptions of police brutality and solitary confinement which some listeners may find upsetting. Follow us on IG: itsacontinentpod and Twitter: itsacontinent. Pre-order It's a Continent (2022) on Amazon, Waterstones and Foyles We're on Buy me a Coffee too: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/itsacontinent Visit our website: itsacontinent.com Hosts: Chinny: Twitter/IG: chindomiee Astrid: IG: astrid_monologuesx Artwork by Margo Designs: https://margosdesigns.myportfolio.com Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg Warm Nights by Lakey Inspired: https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired/... Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Sources for further reading: Fearless Fighter: An Autobiography – by Vera Chirwa Meet Malawi's first female lawyer who fought for a multi-party system and spent 12 years on death row CELEBRATING VERA MLANGAZUWA CHIRWA – BLACK HISTORY MONTH Malawi campaigner still fighting

MedicalMissions.com Podcast
Trauma and the Developing Child: Unintended Tragedies of COVID-19

MedicalMissions.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken it’s toll on every family, from frustration with being stuck at home, to job loss, to loneliness and social deprivation. But for many families, those three factors have been the perfect combination to provide an environment ripe for trauma. For children, we see that trauma has an impact on the development of the brain that effects learning, relationships, and emotional regulation. This seminar will give you a greater understanding of the developmental impact of trauma and tools to help children and adults grow in resilience rather than destruction through hard circumstances.

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Sound Africa
2 Offline - And - Online

Sound Africa

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 26:14


As a young girl, when Lusungu Kalanga saw inequalities in her community, she didn't have a language for it. Today, she creates safe spaces for girls in Malawi. We talk about how online activism rallied offline organizing in Malawi's #MeToo movement. Lusungu on Twitter: twitter.com/Lusukalanga Growing Ambitions: twitter.com/GrowingAmbition Feministing while Malawian: anchor.fm/feministingwhilemalawian Transcript of this available at: www.hrw.org/video-photos/podcas…ower-of-the-streets

Christian Music Archive Podcast
063 Larnelle Harris

Christian Music Archive Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 43:52


It is an honor to welcome Larnelle Harris to the podcast. Larnelle has one of the biggest voices in Gospel music and has been singing for nearly 50 years. He's released 24 albums, been awarded 5 Grammy Awards, 11 Dove Awards, and numerous hall of fame inductions. Larnelle shares stories about digging wells in Malawi and singing in the Kremlin, using the tools and gifts God gave him. Larnelle Harris: Website, Facebook, and Twitter. And of course, on our page: Christian Music Archive. Christian Music Archive Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. The podcast and our website are made possible through the generous support of listeners like you. Visit Patreon to learn how you can support the work we do. **** Please be sure to check out Mercy, inc. and see how you can support them today! ****

Talk With Francesca
Professor Caroline Kautsire, author of “What Kind of Girl?”

Talk With Francesca

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 58:49


What Kind of Girl? is a sweeping coming of age story about a girl in Malawi who must tangle with the gender restrictions, religious institutions, American cultural attitudes, and African traditions that seek to define who she can be as a woman.  It is also a tale of how one girl's story in a distant country can become all our stories. 

Sense-making in a Changing World
Episode 62: Never Ending Food with Stacia Nordin and Morag Gamble

Sense-making in a Changing World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 87:36


In this episode of Sense-Making in a Changing World, I am joined by the wonderful Stacia Nordin - a registered Dietician, and co-founder of NeverEndingFood in Malawi where she has been living 25 years, after coming to Africa with the US Peace Corp to work in nutrition education with HIV sufferers . Never Ending Food focuses on permaculture designs with indigenous resources for sustainable nutrition.  There are hundreds of indigenous resources in Malawi (and wherever you are, too) that are foods, medicines, fuel, fibres - and everything else we need for an active and healthy life. Stacia has created an abundance of resources that make permaculture nutrition accessible - a freely downloadable Sustainable Nutrition manual, flyers and drawings.  She has been a sustainable nutrition advisor to the world food program, the FAO, and USAIDI recently collaborated with Stacia (and others) to launch the global Permaculture Nutrition Network and webinar series . You can watch our first event here.Stacia's work is inspiring - and it is fascinating  learning from her experience of applying permaculture for decades in places where it's the difference that makes the difference.I've known of Stacia's work for a long time, so I'm delighted to be collaborating with her now in the Permaculture Nutrition place - a key focus particularly for the refugee communities I work with every day._______________________________LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORLD OF PERMACULTURE WITH MORAG GAMBLEExplore the permaculture films, articles, masterclasses and other resources on Our Permaculture Life Youtube channel & blog.Find out more about the Permaculture Education Institute and becoming a certified permaculture educator.If your main interest is getting a thriving food garden set up,  take a look at this online course: The Incredible Edible Garden.________________________________Download this list of 10 of Morag's favourite books.   Click here to watch my free 4 part introduction to permaculture video series. ________________________________I acknowledge the Gubbi Gubbi people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live, work & play, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.  Audio: Rhiannon GambleMusic: Kim Kirkman

Science Friday
State Of COVID And Antiviral Pill, Future Pandemics. Oct 8, 2021, Part 1

Science Friday

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 47:14


First Malaria Vaccine Is Approved by WHO The malaria parasite is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing on average about 500,000 people per year—half of them children under the age of 5, nearly all of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, the World Health Organization has finally approved RTS,S or Mosquirix, the first vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum, which is the most deadly strain of the parasite. The vaccine has already been administered via a pilot program to 800,000 children in Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi, and in clinical trials showed an efficacy rate of about 50% against severe disease. WNYC's Nsikan Akpan explains this and other stories, including a climate change-linked Nobel Prize in physics, controversy over the naming of the James Webb Space Telescope, and a new surveillance method that uses only the shadows you cast on a blank wall. Will Improved Testing And New Antivirals Change The Pandemic's Path? Late last week, the pharmaceutical company Merck released data on a new antiviral medication called molnupiravir—a drug taken as a course of pills over five days that the company said was dramatically effective at keeping people with COVID-19 out of the hospital. In a press release, the company said that trial participants on the medication had a 50% lower risk of hospitalization or death compared to people getting the placebo. And while eight people in the placebo group died during the trial, none of the people getting the new drug did. However, the full data from the trial has yet to be released—and the medication must still go through the FDA approval process before it can be used. Matthew Herper, senior writer at STAT covering medicine, joins Ira to talk about the drug and what questions remain. Then, infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist Céline Gounder discusses other recent coronavirus news—from a government plan to spend a billion dollars on at-home testing to recent data on the Delta variant, including projections of what might happen next. Preparing For The Next Pandemic Needs To Start Now The United States has a long history of public health crises. For many, our first pandemic has been COVID-19. But long before the SARS-CoV-2 virus arrived, HIV, measles, and the flu all left a lasting impact. As a wealthy country, you may think the United States would be prepared to deal with public health crises, since they happen here with a degree of regularity. However, that's not the case. The longstanding issues that left the country vulnerable to COVID-19 are explored in a recent article from The Atlantic, called “We're Already Barreling Toward the Next Pandemic.” The piece was written by science writer Ed Yong, who won a Pulitzer Prize last year for his coverage of COVID-19. Ira speaks to Ed and Gregg Gonsalves, global health activist and epidemiologist at Yale, about the country's history of public health unpreparedness, and what needs to happen to be ready for the next pandemic.  

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
The Malaria Vaccine breakthrough

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 8:03


Guest: Prof Kelly Chibale | Founder and director at Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) - UCT The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The recommendation is based on results from an ongoing pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has reached more than 800 000 children since 2019.   Kelly Chibale (PhD, FRSSAf, FRSC) is professor of organic chemistry at the University of Cape Town, and the founder and director of The H3D research center will discuss the value of the breakthrough.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Evangelism Podcast
Francis Mkandawire | General Secretary of the Evangelical Association of Malawi

The Evangelism Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 12:56


Francis Mkandawire is the General Secretary of the Evangelical Association of Malawi. Today we discuss the strategies the church in Malawi is developing in order to reach people for Jesus and some of the challenges they are facing.

Minds Of Medicine
Healthcare News: Malaria Vaccine, COVID Drug, Ex-NBA Fraud, and Resident Protests

Minds Of Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 12:55


1. WHO recommends Malaria Vaccine - initially started as pilot program, reached 800K kids in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - now recommends for widespread use, 4 doses starting at 5 months - not shown to impact any other vaccines kids get at that age 2. Covid Drug (good video and summary) - Merck released interim clinical trial data for monupiravir which showed 50% decrease in mortality in covid patients - waiting on FDA approval, first oral antiviral - countries purchased USA, Singapore, Australia -775 patients in Merck's study looked at hospitalizations or deaths among people at risk for severe disease. It found that 7.3% of those given molnupiravir twice a day for five days were hospitalized and none had died by 29 days after treatment. That compared with a hospitalization rate of 14.1% for placebo patients. There were also eight deaths in the placebo group. 3. 18 ex-nba charged in healthcare fraud Article 2 with video - Terrence william is scheme master, provided fake invoices to other players - fake invoices for medical reimbursement - 4 million claimed, about 2.5 million reimbursed over 3 years 4. UCSD Physicians Beats: Jaze Beats by John Echols

Habari za UN
WHO yaridhia chanjo ya Malaria kwa watoto

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 2:52


Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la afya ulimwenguni, WHO Dkt Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus akitangaza pendekezo la WHO la "matumizi mapana ya chanjo ya kwanza ya malaria ulimwenguni," amesema kuwa chanjo iliyosubiriwa kwa muda mrefu "ni mafanikio ya sayansi, afya ya mtoto na malaria." Taarifa ya Jason Nyakundi inaeleza zaidi.  Kwenye mkutano na waandishi wa habari uliofanyika Geneva Uswisi  Dkt Tedros akitangaza pendekezo la WHO la matumizi ya chanjo ya kwanza ya Malaria kutokana na matokeo ya programu inayoendelea ya majaribio nchini Ghana, Kenya na Malawi ambayo imewafikia zaidi ya watoto 800,000 tangu 2019, anasema, "Malaria imekuwa nasi kwa miaka elfu, na ndoto ya chanjo ya malaria imekuwa ndoto ya muda mrefu lakini isiyoweza kufikiwa. Leo, chanjo ya malaria ikifahamika kama RTS, S, zaidi ya miaka 30 ikifanyiwa utafiti  inabadilisha historia ya afya ya umma. Bado tuna barabara ndefu sana ya kusafiri. Lakini huu ni mserereko mrefu kuelekea chini kwenye barabara hiyo. Chanjo hii ni zawadi kwa ulimwengu, lakini thamani yake itaonekana zaidi barani Afrika, kwa sababu hapo ndipo mzigo wa malaria ni mkubwa zaidi."  Mkuu huyo wa WHO akisisitiza umuhimu wah atua hii iliyofikiwa anasema, "leo ni siku ya kihistoria kwa sababu hii sio kwamba ni chanjo ya malaria tu, lakini pia ni chanjo ya kwanza ya ugonjwa wowote wa vimelea. Kwa hivyo, itafungua fursa kwa magonjwa mengine pia katika udhibiti wa magonjwa mengine pia. "  WHO inapendekeza kwamba katika udhibiti kamili wa malaria, chanjo hii ya RTS, S / AS01 itumike kwa kuzuia malaria kwa watoto wanaoishi katika maeneo yenye maambukizi ya wastani hadi juu kwa vigezo vya WHO. Chanjo ya malaria ya RTS, S / AS01 inapaswa kutolewa kwa mpangilio wa dozi 4 kwa watoto w umri wa kuanzia miezi mitano.   Mkurugenzi wa WHO kanda ya Afrika Dkt Matshidiso Moeti anasema chanjo ya RTS, S ni "mabadiliko ya mchezo na inawasili wakati muafaka." Anasema maendeleo katika kupunguza mzigo wa malaria barani Afrika yamekwama katika miaka ya hivi karibuni, na zana na mbinu za ubunifu zinahitajika haraka ili kurudisha juhudi za kudhibiti malaria ulimwenguni. Pamoja na chanjo ya RTS, S na mabadiliko mengine yanayotarajiwa, tunatarajia kuona matokeo makubwa kwa mzigo wa malaria barani Afrika hivi karibuni."  Malaria bado ni chanzo  kikuu cha magonjwa na vifo vya watoto katika eneo la Afrika Kusini mwa Jangwa la Sahara. Zaidi ya watoto 260 000 wa Kiafrika walio chini ya umri wa miaka mitano wanakufa kutokana na malaria kila mwaka. 

The Big Story
800: World's First Malaria Vaccine 'Mosquirix' - Why is it a Breakthrough?

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 15:04


Malaria has been prevalent long enough for it to be able to make it to a Bollywood song. But we finally have a breakthrough to be able to prevent this infectious parasitic disease, that has caused lakhs and lakhs of deaths worldwide, year after year. On 6 October, the World Health Organisation recommended the world's first malaria vaccine — Mosquirix that has been developed by British pharmaceutical GlaxoSmithKline in 1987, for malaria prevention in children living in regions with moderate to high transmission of this disease. Children under five, it has been found out, are the most susceptible to malaria. In 2019, they accounted for 67 percent (274 000) of all malaria deaths worldwide. The WHO's recommendation for administering Mosquirix to children is based on the data of an ongoing pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has been able to provide more than 2.3 million doses to over 8,00,000 children, since 2019. The efficacy of the vaccine has been proven to be around 40 percent so basically it can prevent four out of ten cases of malaria. Sure, that's not foolproof but experts have a reason to believe that it is a remarkable development.  The pilot drive found out that the vaccine is safe, it's cost effective, it improves health and can saves lives with good and equitable coverage that can be assured through routine immunization. And, most importantly, this vaccine was found to be able to prevent three out ten cases of severe malaria. But how does Mosquirix work? Why did it take so long to develop this vaccine? What will be the impact of scientific development in developing countries in Africa and also India where malaria infections are prevalent? Tune in! Host and Producer: Shorbori Purkayastha Guest: Dr Ambarish Dutta, Associate Professor of epidemiology at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar Editor: Vaishali Sood Music: Big Bang Fuzz References:  WHO Approves World's First Malaria Vaccine: All You Need To Know Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur

Face the Truth
Episode 114: Passing the Torch feat. Pastor Felix Gama

Face the Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 37:43


The chairman of the Pastor's Fraternal in Blantyre, Malawi determines that his eternity was worth more than his fraternity. After struggling within himself and externally with others, he was finally able to Face the Truth.

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
07.10.2021 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 9:20


Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Erstes Dreier-Gespräch zur Regierungsbildung Elf Tage nach der Bundestagswahl treffen sich an diesem Donnerstag SPD, Grüne und FDP erstmals zu einer Dreier-Sondierung in Berlin. Das Ziel ist, eine sogenannte Ampel-Koalition in Deutschland zu bilden. Nach Zweier-Gesprächen auch mit den Unionsparteien CDU und CSU hatten sich Grüne und FDP am Mittwoch für Gespräche mit den Sozialdemokraten entschieden. Parallele Verhandlungen mit der Union über eine sogenannte Jamaika-Koalition soll es nicht geben. Nach Angaben von FDP und Grünen bleibt ein Bündnis mit CDU/CSU aber weiterhin eine Option. IS-Anhängerinnen zurückgeholt Deutschland hat acht deutsche Frauen samt Kindern aus Syrien geholt, die sich in der Vergangenheit der Terrormiliz "Islamischer Staat" angeschlossen hatten. Sie seien mit einer Chartermaschine in der Nacht zum Donnerstag in Frankfurt gelandet, teilte Außenminister Heiko Maas mit. Die Frauen müssten sich nun vor der Strafjustiz verantworten, ein Großteil von ihnen sei nach ihrer Ankunft in Haft genommen worden. Deutschland hatte die Aktion laut Maas gemeinsam mit Dänemark organisiert, das 14 Kinder und drei Frauen zurückholte. Alle lebten in einem kurdischen Gefangenenlager. Die USA leisteten logistische Unterstützung. UN verschärfen Ton gegenüber Äthiopien UN-Generalsekretär António Guterres hat vor einer "immensen humanitären Krise" in Äthiopien gewarnt, die ein sofortiges Handeln erfordere. In einer Sondersitzung des Sicherheitsrats der Vereinten Nationen in New York rief er die Regierung in Addis Abeba dazu auf, humanitäre Helfer ihre Arbeit machen zu lassen. Bis zu sieben Millionen Menschen sind laut Guterres in den Regionen Tigray, Amhara und Afar dringend auf Hilfslieferungen angewiesen, um zu überleben. Scharf kritisierte der UN-Generalsekretär die Entscheidung der äthiopischen Regierung, vor einer Woche sieben UN-Vertreter des Landes zu verweisen. Texanisches Abtreibungsverbot gestoppt Ein US-Bundesrichter hat das neue Gesetz für ein weitgehendes Abtreibungsverbot im Bundesstaat Texas vorläufig ausgesetzt. Richter Robert Pitman gab damit einer Klage der Regierung von US-Präsident Joe Biden statt. Diese hält das texanische Gesetz für verfassungswidrig. Texas kann gegen die Gerichtsentscheidung allerdings Widerspruch einlegen. Das strengste Abtreibungsgesetz der USA war Anfang September in Kraft getreten und verbietet Schwangerschaftsabbrüche ab dem Zeitpunkt, zu dem der Herzschlag des Fötus festgestellt werden kann - also etwa ab der sechsten Schwangerschaftswoche. Parlament in Ankara bestätigt Klimaabkommen Als letztes Mitglied der G20-Gruppe hat die Türkei das Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen ratifiziert. Das Parlament in Ankara votierte einstimmig dafür. Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan hatte den Schritt im September vor der UN-Vollversammlung in New York angekündigt. Bislang deckt die Türkei ihren Energiebedarf zum größten Teil aus Kohle, Gas und Öl. Im Klimaabkommen von 2015 verständigte sich die Weltgemeinschaft darauf, die Erderwärmung wenn möglich auf weniger als 1,5 Grad Celsius zu begrenzen. Die nächste Weltklimakonferenz findet im November in Glasgow in Schottland statt. Durchbruch bei Malaria-Bekämpfung Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO hat erstmals die breite Anwendung eines Impfstoffes gegen Malaria empfohlen. Das Vakzin RTS,S solle an Kinder in Afrika südlich der Sahara und in anderen Malaria-Regionen verabreicht werden, hieß es aus der UN-Behörde in Genf. Dies sei ein historischer Moment, sagte WHO-Chef Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Zusammen mit bisherigen Präventionsmaßnahmen könnten nun jährlich Zehntausende junge Leben gerettet werden, sagte er. Die Empfehlung beruht auf Pilotversuchen mit rund 800.000 Kindern in Ghana, Kenia und Malawi. Tote und Verletzte bei Beben in Pakistan Ein starkes Erdbeben hat einen abgelegenen, bergigen Teil im Südwesten Pakistans erschüttert, in dem viele Kohleminen liegen. Die Behörden sprechen von mindestens 20 Todesopfern und mehr als 200 Verletzten. Das Unglück ereignete sich am frühen Morgen, als viele Bergleute bereits in den Minen arbeiteten. Nach Angaben des Innenministeriums der Provinz Belutschistan hatte das Beben eine Stärke von 5,7. Das Epizentrum lag etwa 14 Kilometer nordöstlich des besonders heftig getroffenen Bezirks Harnai. Zahlreiche Menschen befinden sich laut Katastrophenschutz noch unter den Trümmern eingestürzter Gebäude.

Radio foot internationale
Radio Foot Internationale - Équipe de France, avenir en club: Mbappé sort du silence

Radio foot internationale

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 48:30


Au sommaire de Radio Foot : Mbappé à la Une ! Le Bondynois sort du silence, se confie aux médias. - Sortie prématurée à l'Euro, avenir des «Bleus», transfert avorté à Madrid, critiques sur son individualisme voire son arrogance, il avoue les comprendre. - Son avenir est-il à Paris ou au Real ? Il n'en précise pas les contours, avoue se concentrer sur les objectifs de la saison. - Florentino Perez réagit, veut accélérer sur le recrutement de l'attaquant. - Leonardo s'agace et demande au club espagnol de cesser ses manœuvres autour de l'international ! - Retrouvailles entre Diables rouges et Bleus en Ligue des nations. L'équipe de Deschamps a-t-elle digéré la désillusion de l'Euro ? Le coach a-t-il repris la main sur le groupe ? - Les frères Hernandez convoqués, qu'est-ce que ça change ? - Les Belges à l'heure de la revanche ? Forces et faiblesses des 2 formations - Éliminatoires Mondial 2022 zone Afrique : le match Guinée-Bissau/Maroc aura-t-il lieu ? Les «Djurtus», victimes d'une intoxication alimentaire la veille de l'affrontement ! - Le Maroc avantagé avec 3 matches à domicile ? Aurier signe à Villarreal, avant de rejoindre les «Éléphants» pour affronter le Malawi. Autour d'Annie Gasnier : Carine Galli, Naïm Moniolle et Patrick Juillard. Technique/réalisation : Laurent Salerno, préparation : David Fintzel/Pierre Guérin, coup d'envoi : 16h10 T.U.

Bilal Ismail
IDP Zambia - Zimbabwe - Malawi Trip Report - 20 Sept - 2 Oct

Bilal Ismail

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 80:54


An overview of the trip An overview of the trip

Gospel Life | Gospel Life Global Missions
19 | Meet Mobile Medical Clinics and Macie

Gospel Life | Gospel Life Global Missions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 46:31


Josh and Stacy Leigh talk about leading mobile medical clinics in July and why medical missions is a worldview issue. They also introduce you to Macie, who is staying in Malawi for the next three months. Submit a question for an upcoming episode: gospellife.org/questions Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2ERgw1K Amazon Podcasts: amzn.to/3qIKZnK Google Podcasts: bit.ly/2veO8U5 Spotify: spoti.fi/38CaTQu Stitcher: bit.ly/2BDF1xo TuneIn: bit.ly/2GjRjLI Episode Page: https://gospellife.org/19-meet-mobile-medical-clinics-and-macie/

The Evangelism Podcast
Bryce Kwant | Ministry in South Africa and Zambia

The Evangelism Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 10:21


Bryce Kwant is from South Africa. Today he shares stories of what God is doing in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. In one story he shares about how God miraculously provided for one of his mission teams when they were facing a difficult situation.

Business Innovators Radio
Caroline Purvey – Bestselling Author – Mark Stephen Pooler

Business Innovators Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 29:09


Caroline is a no1 bestselling author with her book ‘Feel It to Heal It', international speaker, CEO, and founder of TRE UK ®. She created the Total Release Experience ®, a unique programme to empower those looking to find freedom from unnecessary suffering. Her work is transforming lives. Voted in the top 10 Women to Watch in Well-being, Caroline's online course reaches clients worldwide. The self-help option is now adopted by Fire and Rescue Service, Police, and the Prison Service, with the appeal being that it requires no talking or appointments and, once learned, becomes a life tool. After an expedition to Malawi in 2018, Caroline taught nine adults how to use the Total Release Experience ® to treat their community. Now with 19 adults trained, her work has supported over 4000 challenged children in Africa to release from their trauma and can go on to lead happier, healthier lives. She is now working to share her work in Nairobi.University validated data highlights the programme 99% improves physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing and not by chance. After dedicating the past ten years to her work, Caroline is now a finalist for an Excellence Award as Complementary Therapist for the Year with the Federation of Holistic Therapists. She is excited that more and more are discovering the power of their own body to heal from past stress, overwhelm, and trauma where conventional practices have failed. www.treuk.comSource: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/caroline-purvey-bestselling-author-mark-stephen-pooler

PCTY Talks
Unlocking Future Talent Strategies

PCTY Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 35:30


Join our host Shari Simpson (HR Program Manager, Paylocity) with guests Kathryn Minshew (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, the Muse) as they talk about what talent strategies are going to be important now. Kathryn is the Muse's CEO and number one swashbuckler. Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on The TODAY Show and CNN, and contributes on career and entrepreneurship to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. She has also been named to SmartCEO's Future50 Visionary CEOs and Inc.'s 35 Under 35. Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccines in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and was previously at McKinsey. Say hi on Twitter @KMin.

Bug Talk
Ep 74: Katja Poveda

Bug Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 41:57


In this episode, Zsofia and Jen chat with Dr. Katja Poveda, associate professor of Entomology at Cornell University. Dr. Poveda studies plant-insect interactions from the plant to landscape scale in agroecosystems. We chat about her global research in Malawi and Kenya, her teaching interests, and some of the awesome research she has done! You can follow the Poveda lab on Twitter @PovedaLab to stay updated with Dr. Poveda's current research! Thanks to Jason Roedel for improving the sound quality, Matt Grieshop for the music and Ellie Darling for designing the Bug Talk logo!*Contact us @bugtalkpodcast on Instagram or Twitter.*Visit us on our YouTube channel.

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 500: Big Budget Indie Films and Creative Freedom with Neill Blomkamp

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 72:57


Ever since I saw District 9 and learned of all the mythical stories behind the short film becoming a  feature, I have been a massive fan of today's guest, Neill Blomkamp. Though Neill is here today to talk about his new sci-fi horror fiction film, Demonic, we also chatted up about his other films that have been successful over the years.Released in August 2021, Demonic follows a young woman who unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed.Neill is a South African Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and animator, best known for writing and directing multiple-award-winning films such as Chappie, Elysium, and the iconic District 9, along with a plethora of short films, commercials, and special effect credits.If you have seen a few of Neill's works already, you would already know and admire his dystopian, action, and sci-fi style of writing and filmmaking. He depicts the short film in documentary style, with xenophobic social segregation themes.In 2009 Neill and his wife, Canadian screenwriter Terri Tatchell, co-wrote a short film titled, Alive in Joburg, which later became his feature film debut, District 9. Neill received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture for this $210.8 million-grossing film from a $30 million budget.District 9 was a critically acclaimed splash, earning multiple awards, including the Bafta, the Academy, Golden Globes, etc., for its visual effects, editing, screenplay, and picture. And a 90% on rotten tomato. But the success of this film is truly in the story it tells and the inspiration that drove it. In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor.In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, was contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends.As you will hear in our conversation, this project was inspired by parts of Johannesburg in South Africa's history Neill was learning. His journey involved gaining awareness of xenophobia from relatively poor South Africans against immigrants from Mozambique, Nigeria, and Malawi --- a sentiment is still prevalent with some South Africans to this day.The initial short film, Alive In Joburg that preceded District 9, had a socio-political theme shot in realism-based style paired with sci-fi but of performers sharing real-life experiences of illegal aliens/immigrants in South Africa. By the time he had to adapt the script for the feature, District 9, Neill had moved into an interest of South Africa's history, including apartheid, and precisely its border war period in the 1980s.As mentioned earlier, Neill started his career in this industry through visual effects and animation in commercials. When he moved to Canada at 18 years old, the pathway opened up for him to finally pursue his childhood dream of working in the film industry. He did Ads animation for some years while closely following the works of film directors who had gone the commercials to film directing route. One of his most prominent commercials to date, which was shelved by the clients based on creative differences, was a short film Superbowl ad for Nike.Even though he spent a short time doing commercials, Neill has held on to all the transferable lessons and tips to his filmmaking and screenwriting.IN 2015, Neill released his third feature film, dystopian sci-fi action fiction, Chappie, co-written with his wife, Tatchell --- starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, and Hugh Jackman. Chappie became a massive success at the box office with a gross of from a $49 million budget.Chappie, an artificial general intelligence law enforcement robot, is captured during a patrol and reprogrammed by gangsters after being stolen. He becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.Not to give too much away, let's dig into my interview with our incredible guest, Neill Blomkamp.