About Jacky Habib

Jacky Habib is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. She reports on global development, social issues, and impact.

Stories

  1. Feature: This Health Advocate Is Calling on Rich Countries to Stop Hoarding COVID-19 Vaccines
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    This Health Advocate Is Calling on Rich Countries to Stop Hoarding COVID-19 Vaccines

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 29, 2021

    In low-income countries, 9 out 10 people will not get the vaccine in 2021. Read more

  2. Feature: Meet Aunty Venom, the Young Woman Helping Reduce the Risk of Snakebites in India
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    Meet Aunty Venom, the Young Woman Helping Reduce the Risk of Snakebites in India

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 7, 2021

    Nearly 60,000 people in India die every year from snakebites. Read more

  3. Feature: The UK Has a Gender-Neutral HPV Vaccine Program Thanks to This Health Advocate
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    The UK Has a Gender-Neutral HPV Vaccine Program Thanks to This Health Advocate

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 4, 2021

    Peter Baker was a driving force behind a five-year campaign for a gender-neutral HPV vaccine. Read more

  4. Feature: When Wuhan Went Into Lockdown, This Psychologist Became a Frontline Worker
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    When Wuhan Went Into Lockdown, This Psychologist Became a Frontline Worker

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 4, 2021

    “The main thing we do is just listen. This helps them know they’re not alone.” Read more

  5. Feature: This Doctor Provides Care to Mexico’s Remote Regions One Makeshift Clinic at a Time
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    This Doctor Provides Care to Mexico’s Remote Regions One Makeshift Clinic at a Time

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 23, 2020

    Giorgio Franyuti provides primary health care to Indigenous and migrant communities in Mexico. Read more

  6. Feature: This Virus Expert Detected the First Case of COVID-19 Outside of China
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    This Virus Expert Detected the First Case of COVID-19 Outside of China

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 23, 2020

    “It was routine work. We weren’t scared, no one said they didn’t want to come into work.” Read more

  7. Feature: This Anonymous French Group Is Dispelling Anti-Vaccine Theories Online
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    This Anonymous French Group Is Dispelling Anti-Vaccine Theories Online

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 22, 2020

    “The anti-vax movement is something we think is very dangerous and it has to be fought.” Read more

  8. Feature: Meet the Doctor Coordinating Somaliland’s COVID-19 Response
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    Meet the Doctor Coordinating Somaliland’s COVID-19 Response

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 22, 2020

    “I have to stay and I have to do my best in contributing to improve the health system.” Read more

  9. Feature: This Epidemiologist Is Helping Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
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    This Epidemiologist Is Helping Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 21, 2020

    “I feel this is the best thing I can do for humanity. This is the best thing I can offer.” Read more

  10. Feature: How One Journalist Used Her Reporting Skills to Convert Vaccine Skeptics in Nigeria
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    How One Journalist Used Her Reporting Skills to Convert Vaccine Skeptics in Nigeria

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 21, 2020

    Moji Makanjuola has spent more than three decades using the media to improve health outcomes. Read more